Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold
I am old enough to remember when the first “boom box” came to market. Do you remember boom boxes and tape recorders?! I recall how excited I was by the concept that I could record my favorite music and make MIXED TAPES! I was obsessed with making mixed tapes. Maybe you were one of those kids who sat by the radio waiting for your favorite song to be played (first you had to call the radio station to make a song request) and the minute the song started playing you made a mad dash to hit the record button. Sometimes I would scramble because I didn’t have a tape ready, or be faced with the terrible decision to record over the top of something else! It was very stressful!
My purpose is to save you the stress and anxiety related with the “olden days” of recording mixed tapes. I have created a compilation of my Heal Yourself Beautiful® TOP 10 SONGS TO MOTIVATE. These are the songs I hand-picked to listen to when I was going through illness and fatigue. To fight the fatigue I had to find ways to create more energy so I forced myself to go on hikes. I created a playlist that contained music that was uplifting and had lyrics that would make me HAPPY. This music mix makes me happy… in fact I’m smiling right now because I am listening to it as I write this blog.
By the way, I still make “mixed tapes” in the form of CDs for my friends… that hasn’t changed!
I am sure you have your own playlist with the exact same purpose, but if you don’t, why not download mine? Enjoy!
HEAL YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL® MUSIC TO MOTIVATE:
- “Happy” : Pharrell Williams
- “On Top of the World” : Imagine Dragons
- “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” : Michael Franti and Spearhead
- “Don’t Worry Be Happy” : Bobby McFerrin
- “Beautiful Day” : U2
- “I’m Walking on Sunshine” : Katrina & the Waves
- “I Lived” : One Republic
- “Eye of the Tiger” : Survivor
- “Fighter”: Gym Class Heroes (Feat. Ryan Tedder)
- “Roar” : Katy Perry