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Candles & Music [The Perfect Pair]

Self-care is a top priority these days! I would love to just light a déLUXE candle and lay around all day but the truth is, sometimes I have to accomplish other tasks while still staying in my "Zen" mode. One way I do that is by listening to music!

Music can affect the body in many health-promoting ways, which is the basis for a growing field known as "music therapy". I use music in my daily life and achieve many stress relieving benefits, and you can do the same! 

One of the great benefits of music as a stress reliever is that it can be used while you conduct your regular activities so it really doesn’t take time away from your busy schedule. Music provides a wonderful backdrop for your life and you can find increased enjoyment from what you’re doing while reducing stress from your day. Put together a custom playlist for each of these activities and you may soon notice a significant decrease in stress. Try Amazon Music 3 Months for Free to curate a playlist for every routine! (Because we like free things too!)

Here go a few ideas:

Getting Ready in the Morning

You can wake yourself up with music and start your day feeling great. By selecting the right music, you can set the tone for a lower-stress day. I normally grab my portable speaker and blast it during my shower.

If you have a big, busy day ahead that requires extra energy, try something that's upbeat and makes you want to dance and smile. Beyonce always does it for me! 



First things first.... light a candle! Keeping a simple, organized home can really help to relax you but cleaning itself is a chore that many busy people don’t have the energy to face after a long day. However, if you throw on some energetic music you can raise your energy level (exercise those Meg Knees or do your best Beyonce 7/11 Routine) and have fun as you clean. I personally let the Roomba go around the house to do the floors while I work on something else! Amazon has some great deals on Roomba's if you're looking for one. 

If you tell yourself that you only need to clean for a certain amount of songs and then you can be done, you may work more efficiently. 


Before Bed

Getting enough sleep is important for proper functioning, and getting enough sleep can help you handle stress better. Unfortunately, stress can also interfere with sleep in several ways.

Playing music as you drift off is one way to counteract the effects of stress by taking your mind off what’s stressing you. Music can help slow down your breathing and sooth your mind.


I hope some of these tips help! Let me know what you do to relax.


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