I know I probably sound like a broken record, but END OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – AM I RIGHT? I am trying to find anything I can to keep myself limping to the finish line! I love love love my kid and for the most part we’ve had a lot of fun together since school broke up, but I am tired, I can’t remember when I last had any decent time alone in the quiet and I’ve started to fantasise about doing impossible things like getting my nails done, having a hair appointment (something I rarely do even during the school term), going to the toilet without anyone panicking that I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, time to work out alone, a sleep in, watching TV shows/movies that are rated higher than ‘G’ (yes I have night time to binge but you see I fall asleep so early ?) … you know, ridiculously lofty ideas like that.
I know I’m probably the biggest first world problems whinger right now. I know my life is objectively quite good. So many people have it worse/harder. But I’m betting I’m not alone!! The struggle is real!
Anyhow, one thing that doesn’t cost anything (and may or may not even temporarily drown out the sounds of whining child/ren) is music. I don’t have to be alone to listen to most of it (hastily skips over the cuss heavy songs before my child realises). It motivates me. It lifts my mood. Gives me an energy boost. Hey, sometimes I even get a mini (not really anything close to a real) work out from dancing around the kitchen like a dickhead. My kid doesn’t mind it. YES.
I have thought about which songs never fail to make me feel better when I’m feeling flat or frustrated.
Here are the ones I can remember off the top of my head:
Bliss and Eso – Addicted (language warning)
Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us
The Little Mister calls this song the “Can Holders” song. He thought it was about can holders! What are can holders anyway? Things that hold cans, I guess?
Lion Babe – Impossible
Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division
The line “Let’s dance to Joy Division, and celebrate the irony, everything is going wrong, but we’re so happy…” always makes me grin. Because if everything’s going to shit, you can still dance and take the piss out of yourself and hopefully one day laugh about it.
Sia – Cheap Thrills
Not only is Sia a freakin’ genius, playing this song when I’m feeling a bit strapped for cash makes me feel better LOL.
Drapht – Dancin’ John Doe
Illy – Catch 22
A while ago, I asked my friggin’ amazing Facebook followers for their fail-proof mood boosters and here were their suggestions:
- The Darkness – I believe in a thing called love
- Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling
- Pharrell Williams – Happy
- Seth Sentry – Vacation
- Katrina and the Waves – Walking on sunshine
So there you have it. A ready to go playlist! Hope some of these songs boost your mood too!
Anything you’d like to add?