My Music Therapy: A Playlist of Songs That Make Me Happy!


Sometimes everything going on in the world can be overwhelming and you feel like it’s too much. One way to escape it all can be to listen to music. Music can be therapeutic for people. So, when I am having a long day and I want to unwind I just listen to something that helps me forget the world around me. I miss going to shows and concerts to relax and enjoy music.

Back in 2017 at an Enrique Iglesias concert.

I wasn’t surprised when I learned that there is actual Music Therapy for people. You can go to school and get a degree in it. There are different ways it can be used.

• Reduces anxiety
• It can assist in improving language skills/communication
• Decreases problem behavior
• It is used to help Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients – helps to decrease aggressive behaviors
• Helps develop positive self-awareness
• Learning a musical instrument can improve fine motor skills

If you would like to learn more about professional music therapy, you can visit the website for the American Music Therapy Association. For some activities to do with your littles you can also look at this article I found on Positive Psychology website.

In the meantime, I am not a professional, but I am a music lover. I have numerous playlists for my many moods. If you happen to come across my Instagram, I usually have a few songs for the day in my stories. Here are some songs that always put me in a good mood and who knows maybe you might like them too. Who doesn’t go around singing their favorite songs in the car, the shower, or just because? (haha).

My collection of ticket stubs.

My Good Mood Playlist:

1. Cake by the Ocean– DNCE
2. Step by Step – NKOTB (New Kids on the Block)
3. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)– Backstreet Boys
4. 1999- Prince
5. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
6. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
7. Livin’ on a Prayer– Bon Jovi
8. Conga – Gloria Estefan
9. The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
10. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom– Selena
11. Boot Scootin’ Boogie– Brooks & Dunn
12. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
13. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)– Mark Ronson
14. Despacito (feat. Justin Beiber)– Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
15. Hooked on a Feeling- Blue Swede
16. Suga Suga (feat. Frankie J)– Baby Bash
17. Drink in My Hand- Eric Church
18. Dance Her Home– Cody Johnson
19. Any Man of Mine– Shania Twain
20. Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks

I love a variety of music! What feel good songs are on your playlist?

music therapy : good mood playlist : coastal bend mom collective