When i had my first session with a psych nurse, he asked if i listened to any relaxation and meditation music. my answer was no, so he gave me a cd with relaxation and meditation words and music...and it was terrible, so far removed from any music i had listened to before.
I pushed through and continued to listen to is on the drive to work. something about it was very soothing. I still listen to it from time to time and have a giggle about how odd it is, but i still find it relaxing because of the mindfulness that it promotes.
When im feeling a bit down at the office, I pop in an earphone and play the Lo-Fi Times on the Headspace app. this gives me 90mins of distraction from my brain while allowing me to focus on my work.
I like where Croix is going with the playlist, The stones & Tom Waits...my favorites too.
Music can have a strong influence on us as it releases endorphins. this can help with reducing depression, stress and anxiety. Music can induce Frisson or music chills (or the you-know-when-the-music-is-good feeling). Dancing too is known to release endorphins into the body.
When i'm in a really good mood, i sing around the house, not very well, and much to my children's disgust.
It doesnt need to be a particular kind of music, rock, metal, classical, punk, funk, rap, hip-hop, reggae, pop, soul, traditional, blues, jazz, psychedelia, and yes even both kinds - country and western. Some days i'll listen to Jimi Hendrix, sometimes beastie boys, sometimes the dubliners. Explore music and experience what it has to offer.