Most of my evenings involve some variation of the following: a good book or a show, my comfy bed, a candle, and some mellow music.
It’s the only way I know how to recover from 14+ hours of parenting and trying to be a decent human. :)
When we moved into our new home, sound systems were immediately on my husband’s mind. My mind… not so much. He bought a couple of great speakers (this one, in case you’re curious), one of which resides in our bedroom. I’m surprised at how much I enjoy having some rich, quiet, relaxing music as the background for our evenings.
If you could use a soundtrack for your own self-care, I thought I’d pass on ten of my favorite artists. I’m drawn to music with any of the following: a stellar male voice, male/female duets, acoustic guitar, and just a hint of folk.
These ten artists fall into the category of easy listening, so I think they’ll make the perfect background music for the nights when you’re putting yourself back together after a long day.
A Self-Care Playlist: Mellow Music for Your Mellow Soul
1. Alexi Murdoch
2. Benjamin Francis Leftwich
3. Bon Iver
4. The Wind & the Waves
5. Jose Gonzalez
6. Iron & Wine
7. Vance Joy
8. The Paper Kites
9. The Lumineers
10. The Head and the Heart
Do you listen to any of these? What’s your favorite mellow music? I’m always looking for new music to add my rotation!
For more ideas and motivation to take care of yourself, 24 Self-Care Practices for Mothers.
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