We’re going to have fun this week, and I have to thank my team for inspiring this blog. Let me tell you a brief story…

We recently had our team call, brainstorming, getting our creative juices flowing, working on programs for the upcoming year (more on this to come!) when we started talking about mindset. We all get in a “funk” now and again, it’s unavoidable, but how do we turn our day around to get back on track, and back to being our most productive selves? It’s tough, isn’t it?

We’re bombarded with negative thoughts, both within ourselves and externally (media, news). It can be tough to stay positive. We all agree that a change of scenery works, going for a walk, sipping a cup of tea, but mostly we all turn to music.

Why is music so popular for mindset?

Music has the power to get you off your feet, by choosing songs with positive messages or memories. Our mind then becomes occupied by those thoughts. It’s tough to fell sad to a song that reminds you of dancing with your friends, right? We talked a couple of weeks ago where our minds can go (negatively) when it’s not occupied with other thoughts, filling the vacuum.

Our mind loves to stay full, so we run the risk of heading negative if we don’t generate the positive to get there first. So bring it on, and create a positive playlist that you can tune into whenever you need a mood boost or are stuck in the motivation department. Invest in some discreet headphones, for at the office, or a good speaker to listen loud when you are home!

Need help getting started? Here’s our Positivity Playlist for Powerful Perspectives!

Adventure of a Lifetime- Coldplay

Get on your feet- Gloria Estefan

Drive- Incubus

Roar- Katy Perry

Unwritten- Natasha Beddingfield

Walkin’ on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves

I Hope you Dance- Lee Ann Womack

Don’t Stop Believing- Journey

Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles

Uptown Funk- Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

Joy- For King and Country

We are Stars- Virginia to Vegas, Alyssa Reid

Beautiful People- Chris Brown, Benny Benassi

Firework- Katy Perry

I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas

The Climb- Miley Cyrus

We had a ton of fun with this and have been Skyping all day with additions. Join in on the fun, and share what’s on your playlist!

Dr. Lee Odescalchi

Author's Bio: 

Lee Odescalchi is a coach and licensed psychologist. She has coached and counseled clients, just like you, looking for more fulfilling lives. Her unique approach uses the most effective methods of personal development and performance strategies. She does this while addressing issues from the past that have led to self-limiting beliefs that get in the way of your success. Lee also empowers people to “get out of their own way” and maximize their strengths so they can produce extraordinary results… in any area of their life.