The 24/7 news cycle and easy access to social media makes it easier than ever to stay informed. It can also be overwhelming and cause stress levels to rise.
As uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus remains, it's more important than ever to check on your mental health. Take stock of how your friends, family, and neighbors are doing too.
If anxiety is getting a hold of you, here's ten songs to put on that will help you relax and put your mind at ease.
1 Bobby McFerrin - Don’t Worry Be Happy
While we won’t go as far as anointing this the most relaxing song of all time, it comes pretty darn close.
2 Billie Eilish - my future
Going along with the chill melody is a wonderfully relaxing music video. Plus, the lyrics of the songs offer optimism about the future.
3 Dierks Bentley - Living
Dierks beautifully puts into song all types of experiences we have in life. It stresses the need to appreciate life and will give you a reassuring outlook on it.
4 Pink Floyd - Us And Them
While the lyrical content of the song may reference war, the music behind it has the ability to take you away to a relaxing space.
5 Dua Lipa - Homesick
The ballad is about finding love and meaning in a relationship where you’re apart from your significant other. Complete with a relaxing, piano-driven melody.
6 Halsey - clementine
A great tune to chill out to also features a wonderful music video featuring Halsey dancing around in an aquarium.
7 Drake - In My Feelings
The head-bopping Drake hit is a great song to put in if you need to take some time to groove out.
8 Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
The upbeat melody of the song is an instant mood boost. Plus, the music video features incredibly cool animations.
9 Carrie Underwood - Heartbeat
A beautiful ode to love and romance, the Carrie Underwood track is perfect to put on when you need to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax.
10 Alicia Keys - No One
There’s few voices like Alicia Keys that can instantly soothe your soul. It’s on full display here in her hit song “No One.”