Monday gets a lot of attention for being “The Worst.” I have yet to encounter someone who starts a conversation with “Can’t wait for Monday!” but truthfully, same can be true for any Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday there is the weekend within grasp, and Friday mornings aren’t too terrible to attempt whilst over-tired, should an outing, or a Netflix Binge session arise. And then thank the stars! The weekend is upon us! Work basically stops on Fridays around 3 or never, and the people in the latter let you know how much they have to work this upcoming weekend.
Each week ebbs & flows with our emotions, yet whole days are often prejudiced against before they even begin. So with that being said, I have attempted to try to find something I enjoy in each day. I have been practicing gratitude on the regular, and occasionally I attempt to contort myself into yoga positions, but I am by no means an expert on either matter. I have to reflect often on how far I have come on my journey and how far I still have to go. There are days where I don’t feel worthy of my surroundings or the people in my life. As if I must cast away everything, and start anew. On those days, it’s as if I have a broken record in my brain that plays my doubts on repeat AND at maximum volume. Joy. I have learned though, there are strategies to keep these at bay such as calling a loved one, reading or listening to music.
However, the most fascinating thing always seems to happen. When I listen to music or read or write, I find the peace I was looking for because others let these doubts out through these mediums I tend to consume. I see or hear the doubts of others, and see myself in the pieces. I let my thoughts out with journal entries, to remind myself how far I have to go.
Perhaps I am more drawn to certain types of lyrics, but below are 5 songs that I listen to in order for a pick-me-up or some writer’s inspiration. These songs help me to get out of my head, while still thinking.
1. You Don’t Know About Me– Ella Vos
“I wake up
this is my body
this is my war”
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZdDFdwQgc
2. Coffee– Sylvan Esso
Memorable verse :
“Wild winter, warm coffee
Mind’s gone, do you love me?”
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5AIKRPIHo
3. Deadwater– Wet
“And the thoughts that come in,
they come in stronger & stronger,
And it takes all of me to just stay out of the water”
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7ufuW0VFY
4. Leave the Light On– Overcoats
I may break down if I let you look at me, I may break down if I let you look at me
Now you see me, now you don’t
Now you see me, now you don’t
Going going fast as I can, going going fast as I can
We don’t know what we are running from”
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLGdxw8_ao
5. Groceries – Mallrat
“ This sucks, I’m lovesick, too important to rush this
I’d miss our kiss if it ever left my lips…”
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43jgn1bdjFw
What are some songs that you enjoy when you’re experiencing writer’s block? Need a pick me up? Inspiration? I am always open to suggestions.