25 Songs To Help You Relax and Destress

There is one almost fail proof way to boost your mood no matter what’s stressing you out or getting you down. Know what it is?

I’ll give you a hint. It’s probably a part of your life already, and you experience it every single day.

So what is it?


Music, has the power to raise your vibes and shift your energy instantly and more powerfully than anything else I’ve ever experienced. It is consistently one of the most effective tools you can use to feel better in just a few minutes.

Music has the ability to make us feel the emotion that is portrayed in the lyrics. So if you’re listening to sad/stressful music, that’s what you’ll start to feel. If you’re listening to positive or healing music, that’s what you’ll feel.

So take a look at your current playlist? Are your favorite songs mostly positive? Or do you tend to tune into the heartbreak and drama songs more?

Give your playlist a makeover, or better yet create a new one. Pick out 10 songs that are purely positive and uplifting. Any genre you choose is fine, but pay attention to what the song is about. What’s the message in the lyrics? Only listen to songs with lyrics that you want to affirm in your own life.

De-stress Playlist

Here are 10 tunes that I love to listen to when I need to de-stress and raise my vibes:

1. U2, Beautiful Day

Just to remind you that today is a good day.

Positive lyric: “It’s a beautiful day, the sky falls and you feel like it’s a beautiful day. It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away.”

2. Coldpay, Sky Full of Starts

A “heavenly” tune to turn up and dance to.

3. India Arie, I am Light

A beautiful song to help you tune into your own inner light.

4. Shake it Off, Taylor Swift

Because sometimes you just gotta shake, shake, shake it off.

5. Snatam Kaur, Gobinda Gobinda

Said to be a favorite song of the angels and helpful in evoking their Divine presence and guidance.

6. MC Yogi

Basically any and all of his instrumental albums are amazing for raising your vibes fast.

7. Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop the Feeling

This is my current favorite to blast on repeat all day.

8. Florence and the Machine, Shake it Out

This songs meets you in the middle of your bad mood then pulls you up to a higher vibe.

9. Paul McCartney, Let it Be

This song is soft and gentle and encourages you to let go.

10. Kamal, Reiki Whale Songs

This is an entire album that blends whale song with healing tones and chants all infused with the healing energy of Reiki.

11. Aqueous Transmission, Incubus

Slow, beautiful song with relaxing lyrics by Incubus that will help you imagine that you a floating down a river on a boat, lying on your back and watching the stars.

12. Sunrise, Norah Jones

Most songs by Norah are super relaxing, especially this one. Her voice is a cure to a stressful day.

13. Bloom, The Paper Kites

Beautiful, almost therapeutic music and sweet lyrics that will melt away you stress. Gives you that earthy, calming, reassuring feeling.

14. Three Little Birds, Bob Marley

Nice slow song by Bob Marley with a positive message – ‘don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright’.

15. Midnight, Coldplay

Underrated masterpiece by Coldplay that will take you to a different dimension.

16. Gravity, Leo Stannard

Uplifting song by Leo Stannard, soothing to the ear and soul.

17. KissMe, Six Pence None The Richer

Another love song nevertheless beautiful chords and music that will get you singing.

18. Out of Tune, Real Estate

This magical track by Real Estate will soothe your soul.

19. Here Comes the Sun, The Beetles

The message of this song is simple – no matter what, the sun is going to shine through. Fun and uplifting lyrics and melody by the Beetles.

20. Life Is Beautiful, The Afters

Uplifting lyrics and music that will elevate your mind, body and soul.

21. Don’t Worry Be Happy, Bobby Mcferrin

The ultimate cure for a stressful mind by Bobby Mcferrin – don’t worry, be happy.

22. Lovely Day, Bill Withers

Uplifting song by Bill Withers that will raise your vibration.

23. Take Me Home, John Denver

This song will surely take your soul home.

24. So I Could Find My Way, Enya

Close your eyes and let Enya’s soothing voice sing lullaby to your soul.

25. I Giorni, Ludovico Einaudi

This has to be one of the most breathtaking piano songs ever written. Close your eyes, relax and let the music take you where it wants to.

Add one or all of these songs (albums) to your new playlist, then tune in and turn the volume up! You’ll be feeling better fast!

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About the Author
Katie Campbell is a life coach, spiritual teacher, and creator of the "How to Manifest Anything" e-course. She is also a yoga teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, and speaker. She also hosts a weekly VLOG where she discusses the latest hot topics in wellness and spirituality. Find out more and connect with Katie at iamkatiecampbell.com.
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