Music for Feeling

As a 23-year-old, I find myself questioning everything about my life on a daily basis.

Am I following the path that I should be? Am I missing out on something? If time flies by so quickly, what should I be focusing on right now? How do I fold a fitted sheet?

Will I ever stop having these questions?

I try to operate by an optimism policy. I tell myself that I must be optimistic whenever possible and look for a silver lining in every situation. Most of the time I’m able to stick to this. However, there times when life feels like an overwhelming pile of obligations, future planning, and crappy people. At moments like that, it’s hard to hold on to that optimism.

When that overwhelming feeling hits, I slide on headphones so I can’t hear anything but this playlist and my own stupid thoughts, and let all the anxiety roll in. I think about what’s scaring me, what hurts, and every single one of my self-doubts. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I even drop a tear or two.

Music making you emotional is totally normal, right?

If you just need some time to yourself to feel all the feels, here is my favorite playlist stacked with all the songs that hit me right in the heart.

It’s also great for studying or napping. In case you aren’t constantly going through an internal crisis.