Saying 2020 was stressful is an understatement. And for those who work on the frontlines of healthcare, it has been a particularly difficult time. To help alleviate some of this stress, we’ve put together five Spotify playlists for your listening pleasure. They’re chock full of gems you may not have heard before, along with some classics you surely know. So take a listen! Whether you need to destress after a rough shift or you just need a little get up and go, we hope you’ll enjoy these picks!
1. Soothing Sounds
When you’ve had a particularly tough day, these songs can help alleviate some of the built-up stress. The American Psychological Association found that “music is medicine,” and one researcher says that music improves the body’s immune system function, reduces stress, and helps in relaxation. We hope this soothing playlist will be the equivalent for you too. Namaste.
2. You’re Not Alone
Nurses work in an environment that can be emotionally and physically draining. The National Alliance on Mental Illness conducted a study of the impact of music on mental health and found that “music therapy … can be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety.” We hope this playlist will do just that for you.
3. Inspirational Tunes
Nurses try to bring their best selves to work every day, assuring patients with their kindness and optimism. But sometimes you’re the one who needs a little pick-me-up. Shifts can be long, hard, and mentally draining. So when you’re feeling down, pop in your earbuds and listen to music that will lift you up and inspire you.
4. Energy Boost
Nurses work hard. And they work in tough conditions. There are times when you need a little boost to keep going. Whether you need a workout playlist or just a little more energy to get moving again after a long shift, these songs will help revitalize your spirit and break through the fatigue.
5. Feeling Nostalgic
When you’re far from home and feeling down, it always helps to remember the good times. We compiled a list of songs that evoke happy memories of days gone by for us. They just may do the same for you. So kick off your Danskos, curl up on the sofa with some tea, and enjoy!