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 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
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.
You won’t regret it!