10 Mellow Songs To Relax To

10 Mellow Songs To Relax To

Here is a list of music that helps me stay chill and calm.
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Everyone goes through days of stress, especially college students who are just trying to figure their lives out while they grow up. Here's a playlist of my favorite songs that help me stay calm during times of distress.

10. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

This song is well-known to any classic 70s music lover. The song reminds me that it's okay when things aren't right because that's all a part of growing up.

9. Location by Khalid

This is a more recent song with a beautiful melody that's sung by a calm voice that just strikes an at-ease emotion in me every time I listen to it.

8. Better Together by Jack Johnson

This song has a very simple beat, and the singer sounds a bit like John Mayer with his smooth voice as he serenades the listener telling a tale about happier times with the one he loves.

7. Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones

This classic tune takes my imagination to a world of pure bliss where everyone is free to live their life as wild horses do.

6. Swallowed In The Sea by Coldplay

This song is more on the sad side, but it still helps put my mind at ease when I just need a moment of clarity to remind myself that everything will be alright.

5. American Honey by Lady Antebellum

This song is at the top of my list of absolute favorites. It's especially wonderful to listen to in the summertime when I'm able to spend time with the people I care about while making plenty of summer memories.

4. West Coast by Lana Del Rey

This song is a little bit more upbeat, but it also has an overall calm tune that instills a sense of empathy when I listen to the lyrics.

3. Strip It Down by Luke Bryan

This song is a bit "adulterous" for a young listener, but the lyrics along with the slowed down beat just make for a moment that takes you to another realm of happiness as Luke Bryan sings about his beloved.

2. All I Want by Dawn Golden

This song has a gorgeous beat with some slowed down lyrics and a wonderful emotion that goes along with the song. Each word catches the ear.

1. One Love by Bob Marley

The king of Rastafari couldn't be left off of the list. This song is perfect to relax as Marley sings about people needing to love each other, which is perfect in reference to the prejudice battles so many people are fighting against in the United States right now.

Just chill and take a moment even if you only have enough time for just one song.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.
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The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:


“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:

“FISH STICK! I NAMED HIM FISH STICK BECAUSE HE'S A FISH STICK, OF COURSE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 59)

When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:


"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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I can't wait till these movies come out. Going to the movies during summer is a great escape from the heat, giving you a few hours in the air conditioning while enjoying a big tub of popcorn.

Here are a few movies to check out this summer when you want to cool down for a little while:

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