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Wellbeing Wednesday 16th Jan - Music!

Each Wednesday we post a different well being activity for you to give a go. 

 

This week is about music! 

music-makes-me-happy-by-plastickheart.jpg

Almost everyone enjoys music (would love to hear from you if you don't!)  and music has been proven to be an excellent stress relief, and mood enhancer! 


This week's activity is: 

1. Take a few minutes out of your day, to think about a song that makes you feel good. Play it, blast it in the car, look up the lyrics, have a dance to it - adsorb the good vibes from the song! 

2. If you'd like, share with us in the thread what that song is, and why it's meaningful for you. 

 

Hopefully we'll achieve a list of songs in this thread that we can make into a feel good playlist! 

 

I'll get us going. 

A song that always makes me feel good is: 

Lovely day by Bill Withers 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bEeaS6fuUoA

 

When I play this song, it makes me think of a slow weekend morning, making pancakes in the kitchen, and not caring too much about the stresses of life! It also reminds me of the importance of love in making every day worth while. 

 

Excited to hear your favourite tunes! 

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Music is essential in our household. Actually, it can cause contention but at the moment my cheer up track is anything by A Great Big World https://youtu.be/pccTxOlX6L8

We use music for everything, from giving instructions when they were little to making connections with them now. It's a great feeling when we all discover a new song we all like. We aren't very musical but the kids even use music to estimate cooking times when they are cooking dinner. Smiley Happy

JA
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Re: Wellbeing Wednesday 16th Jan

Awesome use of music @JAKGR8 and thanks for sharing Heart
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This is a favourite, from the sound track to Hair

I got life

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/i-got-life/255355177?i=255355778

Or on Youtube

https://youtu.be/-1LRD3DtFAo 

 

I loved the movie all those years ago. 

Maybe some themes our children would benefit from seeing!?

 

For something more recent 

I listen to Metric

 

or lots of the young Australian singers on TripleJ.

i love Ali Barter, Alex the Astronaut, the list goes on

 

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@JAKGR8  what a great cheerful song! 

 

It made me think of the Cat Empire (even though it's quite a different style of music. 

Love this one by them - Days Like These

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLKb4Wa8DD0 

 

@Orbit64 great songs!! 

Having songs at the ready for stressful days is a must for me.  Will be adding these to my happy playlist. 

 

 

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Ok forgot about Cat Empire. Love their stuff. 

JA
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@JAKGR8 They are great! 

So happy 

:Smiley Happy 

 

Another tune for everyone - the band Parcels are really happy and relaxing music. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2qsU8FGU_E

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Ooh I’m almost a week late with my song, but, here it is...

Paul Kelly’s Dumb Things! 

 

https://youtu.be/6jEfm7EYxW8

 

So so very apt for our son at the moment as the penny has yet to drop for him!

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@Faob_1 Love it!! 

Never too late to contribute -keep the good songs coming!