By: Cooper Short
During the wake of the Presidential Election, the final month of the fall semester, and the year soon coming to a close, life tends to not slow down as fast as we want it to. Stress levels are high as we try to meet deadlines and prepare for the changes to come, whether it be preparing for the holidays, or for the New Year. We become so caught up in everything that we tend to forget to take the time to sit down, take a deep breath, and just be.
It is very important to take the time to relieve stress through relaxation and decompression. I myself forget to do this often, but try to make an effort to do so when I remember. If you are like me and love music and everything about it, your decompression comes from sitting down and listening to music. Those couple of minutes or sometimes hours of just sitting still and letting your mind rest to the sound of music is one of the most therapeutic things anyone can do.
After reading this, try taking a couple of minutes out of your day to rest your mind and listen to some of your favorite music. Create a playlist on Spotify or any other streaming/digital music service so you always have it ready to go. I can almost promise you that you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your projects after spending just a couple of minutes relaxing this way.
You can check out my quick, 30-minute playlist below, including songs by various artists from different genres.