Most of my evenings involve some variation of the following: a good book, 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 home, sound systems were immediately on my husband’s mind. My mind… not so much. He bought a couple of great speakers, one of which lives 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
A Resource to Help You Get the Self-Care You Need
While we’re talking about mellow music and evening routines… I think the last hour before bed is a pocket of time most of us are hugely under-utilizing.
“As someone with ongoing health challenges, I was drawn to the idea of creating a wind-down routine that could help me reduce stress and get better quality sleep. In seven days, the challenge led not only to improved health, but far greater enjoyment of my nighttime hours. Rather than staring at screens, I’m now turning to activities that nourish me. Rather than falling asleep too late from sheer exhaustion, I’m intentionally going to bed feeling content.” Natalie Jill, Challenge Participant
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