5 Songs to Add to Your Wednesday

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

Memorable verse:

“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

Memorable verse:

“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.