55 Songs Perfect For Relieving Your Stress

55 Songs Perfect For Relieving Your Stress

Music that will make you feel OK again.
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We all go through those times in life where we can feel super stressed out and overwhelmed with or without a reason. Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that I am an overthinker. I could overthink about anything and everything. Whatever it may be, I automatically get stressed out about that topic.

The #1 thing I always turn to? Music. At home, in the car, anywhere - it saves me. It makes me feel calm, puts me in a better mood, and I feel okay again. Or normal, I guess you could say. Those weights that were on my shoulders? Gone, within the first few beats of a song. If I'm not overthinking, I'm probably listening to music - it's one or the other with me.

All of these songs are from my Spotify (@ Jordan Battey), so these are songs that I've been listening to for years, and ones that may have come out not too long ago.

On one of the main playlists I am suggesting, a majority of these songs includes all different instrumental and non-instrumental. And all of the songs go at different paces. I also picked a few songs from my other playlists.

I went through my main relaxing playlist, and I selected a certain amount of songs. A certain amount of songs that without a doubt, will help each and every one of you relieve your stress.

Even if you may not listen to these genres/artists, I am confident that these songs will help you, and you never know until you give it a listen.

Keep on reading and listen to the songs if you want to stay calm, cool, and collected.

(Playlists' order)

1. "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur.

2. "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw.

3. "Tapestry" by Liv Dawson.

4. "Stop This Train" by John Mayer.

5. "Let It Go" by James Bay.

6. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.

7. "Details in the Fabric" by Jason Mraz.

8. "A Beautiful Mess" by Jason Mraz.

9. "In Your Hands" by Jason Mraz.

10. Garden View by Hales Corner.

11. Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson.

12. Better Together by Jack Johnson.

13. If I Could by Jack Johnson.

14. Constellations by Jack Johnson.

16. No Other Way by Jack Johnson.



17. XO by John Mayer (cover).


18. Throes by Half Moon Run.


19. Nothing It Can by Helios.

20. Constellations (ft. Jack Johnson) by Kawika Kahiapo (Instrumental Hawaiian cover).

21. Pua Liliehua by Keola Beamer.

22. Bohemian Rhapsody by Jake Shimabukuro (Ukelele cover).

23. Purpose by Justin Bieber.

24. And We Danced by Marielle Kraft.

25. The Best Day by Taylor Swift.

26. Clean by Taylor Swift.

27. This Love by Taylor Swift.

28. Falling Slowly by The Frames.

29. By The Grace of God by Katy Perry.

30. Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World.

31. The Heart of Life - Live at the Nokia Theatre by John Mayer.


32. Anchor by Novo Amor.

33. Side by Side by Tom Francis.

34. Yoga Meditation and Relaxation by Kundalini.

35. Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett.

36. Stars by Alessia Cara.

37. Stone by Alessia Cara.

38. Barcelona by George Ezra.

39. The Flood by Joshua Hyslop.

40. God The Meteorologist (Sister V) by Corey Kilagannon.

41. Fly (Acoustic) by Meadowlark.

42. Abandon Window by Jon Hopkins.

43. Crash by Arms and Sleepers.

44. The First Two Times by Jonatan Mollberg.

45. Morning Story by Music for Alarm Apps.

46. Overture (For Other Halfs) by Brian McBride.

47. Small Memory by Jon Hopkins.

48. I'm A Mess by Ed Sheeran.

49. Burning Ground by Brandon Jenner.

50. Between the Stars by Canyon City.

51. Bloom (Online Bonus Track) by The Paper Kites.

52. The A Team by Ed Sheeran.

53. All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran.

54. Boom Clap by Lennon & Maisy (cover).

55. Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong UNITED.

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A list Of 15 Inspiring Words That Mean So Much

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1. Worthy

Realizing your self-worth is important. Self-worth can really make or break a persons personality. Always know that you are worthy of respect. And also, never compare yourself to others.

2. Courage

Be courageous in life. Life has so many opportunities so do not be scared to grasp any opportunity that comes your way. You have the ability to do anything you have your heart and mind set to do, even the things that frighten you.

3. Enough

When you are feeling down and feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough, know that you are more than enough. And yes there is always room for improvement but when it comes to my self-worth I always have to remind myself that I am enough.

4. Blessed

Be thankful. A lot of times we forget how blessed we are. We focus so much on stress and the bad things that are going on in our lives that we tend to forget all of the beautiful things we have in life.

5. Focus

Focus on your goals, focus on positive things, and focus on the ones you love. Do not focus on things that will keep you from not reaching your goals and people that do not have good intentions for your life.

6. Laugh

Laughing is one of the best forms of medicine. Life is truly better with laughter.

7. Warrior

Through the good and the bad you are a warrior. Be strong, soldier.

8. Seek

Seek new things. Allow yourself to grow in life. Do not just be stuck.

9. Faith

During the bad times, no matter the circumstances, have faith that everything will be all right.

10. Live

Start living because life is honestly way too short. Live life the way you want to live. Do not let anyone try to control you.

11. Enjoy

Enjoy everything that life has to offer. Enjoy even the littlest of things because, as I said before, life is short. And plus, there is no time to live life with regrets.

12. Believe

Believe in yourself and never stop. Believing in yourself brings so many blessings and opportunities in your life.

13. Serendipity

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14. Create

Share your ideas with the world. Creativity brings change to your life. However you chose to use your creativity do not be scared to show your intelligence, talent, and passion.

15. Love

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Telling Me To 'Keep My Chin Up' Is Sweet But It's Not A Cure — There's No Easy Fix For Anxiety

It's really difficult to voice my true feelings about GAD, but here goes nothing!

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Having generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can be really difficult. It makes living out my daily life a struggle. Even if I'm having a "good day" on the outside, I could be imploding. I bet if you asked most people who know me, a good majority of them would have no idea that I struggle with mental health issues. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. It definitely means I'm good at hiding and covering up my true reactions and feelings.

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How can I be so worried when I have so much to be grateful for?

Ask my genes, DNA, and brain for the answer because I have no idea. As much as I want to say that every time I pray for lessened anxiety it goes away, that's just not how it works. God isn't a genie. We all have our personal struggles, and this is mine. It's not going away no matter what I do. Yes, there are things I can do to make it more bearable or to soften the crippling effects it has on my mind, body, and soul, but is there a perfect solution to make it go away? Absolutely not. I wish.

No matter what my external circumstances, my anxiety always has, does, and will run high. Sure, I have coping mechanisms and people who can help calm me down — everyone needs that kind of support system. However, I will never escape a mental illness unless there's a sudden miracle from God (which I will never exclude).

The weird thing about having a mental illness is that you can pass by as "normal" to most people most of the time. It's so strange that with most other illnesses you can see the physical difference, but with mental illnesses, people could know you for years but are in the dark about your generalized anxiety disorder. I'm around such supportive people that sometimes I wonder why I don't tell more people more often.

I'm afraid of being seen differently or stigmatized.

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I don't want to be told that my feelings are invalid or can be fixed in the blink of an eye. I've lived with GAD my whole life. Trust me: if there was an easy fix, I would've done it by now.

I'm not sure if I'm just ranting or becoming a part of the change for good...but I'd like to think I'm the latter. The more people who know about generalized anxiety disorder and mental illnesses, the better. I think those of us who struggle sometimes don't have the words to share exactly how we're feeling, and I'm not sure I've done a good job of sharing my own feelings through this article. You, dear reader, are the judge of that.

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