Music can be therapeutic, inspirational, and overall enhance our lives. I believe in having some music everyday. There is always the traditional radio and CDs and downloading but also apps such as radio.com Pandora Spotify and iTunes Radio. I like to keep up with the new music my kids are listening too and go for the “oldies” I grew up on. You can create your own “mixed tape” as a playlist.
I use music to relax, inspire, cheer me up, calm me down. I believe we should intentionally have music in our lives daily.
There are 5 songs I listen to daily during my workout. In order, here is my playlist of five inspirational songs for a 30-minute (actually 30 minutes and 47 seconds) work out:
1. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharrell)
I play the first four songs twice. Robin is having a hard time now, but T.I. and Pharrell are hot and this is a great beat and a great start.
2. Happy (From “Despicable Me 2” Staying with Pharrell)
No I am not sick of this song. You know you want to be happy.
3. We Fall Down by Donnie McClurkin
I didn’t grow up Baptist but love a good beat with some old time religion. “A saint is just a sinner who fell down, and then got up.” It gives me hope.
4. Stand staying with Donnie McClurkin 5:20 “what do you do when done all you can and it seems that it’s not enough? Well you just stand when there is nothing left to do. How do handle the guilt the guilt of your past, how do you handle the shame.”
Sometimes that’s all one can do is stand both literally and figuratively.
5. This is My Life by Irene Boggs 3:37
Start with the secular, have the religious in the middle and end with the spiritual/new age with a great beat.
What do you think? Honorable mention goes to India Arie for There’s Hope, “paradise is in your mind” lyric and beat.