Relaxing Music for Anxiety

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Music for Relaxation

twenty one pilots has wonderful music that has a message meant to sort of validate pain instead of saying it's okay and i really value that (also the lyrics are thoughtful and I love their sound and the band members are fantastic)

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:13 AM, 236 comments

Fall Out Boy, while not necessarily the most mellow music in the world, always helps me. Play them loud enough and dance around.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:33 PM, 36 comments

twenty one pilots puts into words the fears, anxieties, and triumphs of living life. The boys, Tyler (lead vocals/keys) and Josh (drums) are also some of the sweetest people I've ever encountered. Friend, Please by them is good on the dark days. Tear In My Heart and Not Today are good triumph songs too! Hope it helps |-/

Posted at Jun 13, 2015 3:59 PM, 43 comments

My Chemical Romance really helps me. And also practicing my instruments relieves any negative emotions.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:47 PM, 19 comments

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Posted at Jun 11, 2015 9:45 PM, 33 comments

Florence + the Machine has created some beautifully introspective and calming music. I would suggest them to anyone

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:27 PM, 25 comments

I think the song Missing You by All Time Low is a really inspirational song for people with depression.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:46 PM, 5 comments

twenty one pilots, lorde, and Lana are all so calming. I don't think I can make it through an attack without them.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 6:03 PM, 0 comments

thank the gods for taylor swift.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 2:59 PM, 3 comments

One of the songs I absolutely love is Midnight City by M83 (hence my username). I also really enjoy Take A Walk by Passion Pit and Our Own House by Misterwives.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:25 PM, 4 comments

Twenty one pilots soothes my soul. All of their songs deliver a message. They have no genre so every song is a new beginning; A fresh start. One of the first songs I recommend listening to is Stressed Out. Another is Car Radio. And finally, for emotional release, Ode To Sleep. I know some of the songs sound weird but just listen to the words. You won't regret it. Stay Strong xx Mac ❤️

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 6:44 PM, 1 comments

Bastille is awesome with lots of good music.Their songs are peaceful with meaningful Lyrics. <3

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:21 AM, 1 comments

Lorde has some really good, kind of calming music and a lot of her lyrics are really relatable and deep

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 4:40 PM, 2 comments

"Famous Last Words" is my favorite song of out of all My Chemical Romance. I just love it so much it actually hit the bullseye about my feelings. That I've been cooped up.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 6:00 PM, 1 comments

The new Florence + the Machine record "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" is amazing. There are 2 songs that stick out that help with my depression and anxiety: "st Jude" and "Hiding". Check those out if u have a moment. Even if u just look up lyrics

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:40 AM, 1 comments

Strawberry Swing by Coldplay has been psychologically analyzed and found to be the #1 most mentally relaxing, stress-free song currently available.

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 2:56 PM, 0 comments

I've been loving twenty one pilots and the 1975 lately. their music is so wonderful and inspirational too :)

Posted at Jun 14, 2015 4:17 AM, 0 comments

If you're looking for a song that makes you realize you're not alone, listen to "U" by Kendrick Lamar. He talks about his struggles with depression and being suicidal. Then, follow up with "I" by him as well to make you realize that everything will be ok

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:30 PM, 1 comments

Mayday parade isn't just a band, it's an emotion

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:27 AM, 4 comments

i'm really bummed out but i'm listening to tøp so it's not that bad

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:23 AM, 0 comments

Migraine and Ode to Sleep, both by Twenty One Pilots always reminds me that I'm not alone and make me feel better.

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 2:26 AM, 0 comments

Every song by twenty one pilots helps me. Their words pour into my soul and try to heal what's left of it.

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 12:55 AM, 0 comments

As It Is, Eminem, Saywecanfly, Hollywood Undead, Breaking Benjamin, Twenty One Pilots, Machine Gun Kelly. those bands/ rappers, have amazing lyrics that are very relatable. Be well and stay strong everyone ❤️

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 2:46 PM, 0 comments

This might sound strange, but whenever I'm extremely sad, I belt out the songs from Les Miserables. A lot of the songs are people letting out their emotions, so singing or listening to them helps me let out my sad emotions. Les Mis Songs -I Dreamed a Dream -On My Own -Valjean's Soliloquy -Empty Chairs at Empty Tables -Stars

Posted at Jun 13, 2015 3:17 PM, 0 comments

My breakup (or general end of relationship) playlist, which goes from sad to angry to empowered to happy is as follows: -"The Scientist" Coldplay -"My Immortal" Evanescence -"Therapy" All Time Low -"Don't Speak" No Doubt -"Decode" Paramore -"Listen" Dreamgirls -"Irreplaceable" Béyonce -"Survivor" Destiny's Child -"Fighter" Christina Aguilera -"Bad Blood" Taylor Swift -"Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac -"The Middle" Jimmy Eat World -"Face Up" Lights

Posted at Jun 13, 2015 2:32 AM, 0 comments
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