BYOH: Five Types of Music I Use To Set My Moods

BYOH: Build Your Own Happiness or How to hack your own happiness buttons.

Today: The kind of mood music I use to set my motivation for the day

Mood Music

  1. Classical. When I need my mood to be calm and measured, for instance, if I have to deal with someone with whom I need to keep my cool. I am much better at controlling my breathing and staying focused when classical music is streaming through my earbuds.

  2. Disco. Blame it on the boogie, but when I need to lift my mood to something playful and energized, very few things lift my spirits the way a good old-fashioned disco tune can.

  3. Easy Pop. Sometimes I’m in no particular mood, good nor bad, and it’s just a day that I can let my guard and my hair down, easy pop is perfect for a day with no cares.

  4. Hip-Hop/R&B. Sometimes I just need to unleash my bad-ass side. Maybe I feel justified in my anger about something or I’m just feeling so sassy that there isn’t anything that could stop me. I channel myself into some hip-hop and I’m ready to take on the world. This music is particularly helpful on my sluggish mornings when I really don’t feel like doing much, but need to and in the afternoons when I really don’t feel like working out, but need to get off my butt.

  5. Jazz. Jazz music, be it cool, smooth, swing or standards, generally, ticks all of my mood boxes. I use it in place of classical music if I need a measured mood, but I’m still feeling playful. I play a lot of jazz when I am writing, because it helps me focus.


Feel free, to visit my Facebook page and tell me what kind of things that you do to push your own happiness buttons or drop a line in the comments section. I would really love to hear from you.

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