Take a musical trip down memory lane.
Think back to your high school days.
- What music touched you spirit?
- What was playing on the radio?
- What albums (yes, I am dating myself) did you just have to have?
- What was your favorite song?
- What concerts did you attend?
- What songs did they play at your prom or dances?
In your journal, enjoy making a list of songs, artists and tunes you loved back in the day.
Enjoy finding them again on iTunes or among your CDs and have a "blast-from-the-past concert."
I promise, this will be time well spent. Music has a wonderful way of loosening up memories. You will recall people, times and places you have not thought about in years.
You may even want to create a folder on your computer with the songs so you can play them again and again.
Make your car a place for a concert.
We all spend a fair amount of time in our cars, so why not make plans to explore music as we drive? Bring CDs with you that you want to hear for a long drive, create a CD for the morning commute that is calm and beautiful, tune in to a favorite radio program each day at the same time or even hear a story by borrowing books on tape from the library.
Be conscious and deliberate about what comes out of your radio and stereo in the car. What you play has the power to set the mood for the day.
Create an environment in your car that nurtures you.
Make the day about exploring classical music.
There are so many beautiful songs and composers to learn about and listen to. You may already be a Chopin fan and love his Raindrop Prelude or know the works of Mozart—if so, bravo! If not, I encourage you to learn, find and listen to classical music.
Music transports us, and classical music can take you on a journey through sound that soothes the spirit.
Here are a few composers and tunes to get you started:
- Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D Major
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Pathetique Movement
- Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre
- Mozart, Piano Sonata In A Major
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