My Anti-anxiety Playlist

 

 

Music really does heal the soul and in my humble opinion, the mind. Whether you need a mood boost, a distraction or some exercise beats, here are my go-to songs and artists.

  • Freak of Nature – Broods

Being from New Zealand, of course my allegiance to Broods is national as well as adoring. I’ve seen them twice live and loved them! This song really hits hard in the mental illness feels and is jarring. A must-listen beat and very underrated.

  • Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry

Really anything by Katy Perry. Underneath all the preppy pop, there are numerous self love, girl-boss messages that can really lift your mood. These also used to be my post break up songs back in high school.

  • Skyscraper – Demi Lovato

As someone who has been through their fair share of publicly scrutinised mental illness, Demi is someone to idolise in terms of coming out the other side. Her ‘Stay Strong’ tattoos especially hit me in the heart. Her music is raw and real and I love her.

  • Smoke – Daughter

For something a little less typical, Daughter have whimsical and soulful music that can make even the happiest and most optimistic of people introspective. Close your eyes and let your mind slow down during this one.

  • Intro – The XX

This song is purely instrumental and a must-have on any indie playlist but it has a super catchy rift and can definitely lift a mood. It’s short and sweet, everything an anti-anxiety song should be.

Let me know some of your mood beating beats.

A Minor Setback

I have suffered from a minor anxiety disorder as long as I can remember. After having a complete breakdown 12 months ago, I have been able to keep a job for the past 6 months with minimal problems until now. I have also found love which every single person close to me couldn’t believe including myself.

The medication that was helping me is now becoming my worst nightmare. I haven’t had a dreamless sleep in over four months. Every night I am tormented by scenes from my real life for hours on end until my alarm forces me awake. The result is a very very tired and therefore incredibly emotional girl. I was managing to survive until I got so tired it made me even more anxious.

I can’t live like this and my doctor cannot help.

This cannot be my life.

I find myself at another crossroads. I want to be able to work from home but have no idea how to go about that. I need that comfort and lack of stress but don’t want to enable myself to become worse than I am.

Hence the reason for this blog. A venting space for no ones benefit but my own.