Generally, the best way to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face and an extra bounce to your step is to find out that work has been canceled, class has been suspended, and all other stressful engagements have been called off. The smell of bacon sizzling in the pan would be a welcome bonus. However, on days when you hit that snooze button extra violently and drag yourself out of bed extra groggily, facing the rest of the day can seem like a challenge akin to climbing Mt. Everest in flip-flops. We’ve all been there.
The best way to prevent this is to do what the doctor prescribed and spend a few more hours in bed. Sleep is always the healthy option. Of course, this isn’t always possible, and when that’s the case, you can chuck the doctor’s orders and do what I do – fake it til you feel it, with a little help from some ear candy.
Whenever I wake up feeling less than a hundred percent, I listen to some good music and I end up feeling so much better. Sometimes I wake up and feel like eating everyone alive (!), but music really does soothe the savage beast. Create a happy playlist and listen to it while you’re eating breakfast, working out, even in the shower. If no amount of caffeine could decrease your crankiness, then maybe you need a natural mood lifter by way of mp3. Music has been proven, 98.3% of the time, to increase your body’s production of endorphins by 87% and thus improve your day by 110%! How do you like these statistics now, huh? 🙂
As your friendly neighborhood DJ, I shall help you out by providing you with your perfect audio fix – five of my favorite happy songs:
- Cinema – Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go (“I never know what’s coming; forever fascinated. Hope you don’t stop running to me ’cause I’ll always be waiting“)
- Save The World – Swedish House Mafia (“It’s far from home, it’s for the better. What we dream, it’s all that matters. We’re on our way, united.“)
- Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs ft. Rizzle Kicks (“So put another record on, play it on repeat – nothing really matters when we’re dancing.“)
- Feel So Close – Calvin Harris (“There’s no stopping us right now. I feel so close to you right now.“)
- Domino – Jessie J (“Ooh ooh ooh ooh, we can do this all night, damn this love is skintight, baby come on.“)
How about you? What songs do you listen to when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up? 🙂