1. Compile a few music playlists and have them ready for different situations.
2. If tensions are running high and keep getting higher and higher, call everyone over to just sit down in the living room for a while in silence with their eyes closed and just listen to the Peaceful Playlist for 5 minutes.
3. Take the focus off yourself. Use a Worship Playlist of music to bring you closer to God so He can guide your decisions or emotions.
4. Play a Joyful Playlist to add energy and fun to a not-so-fun activity or task.
5. Create a playlist of your favorites so you can sing!
6. Have a karaoke session with your kids.
7. If you’re having a rough day, put on your dancing playlist and just spend some time dancing together.
8. If you or your kids already know how to play an instrument, this is a great way to calm down after a stressful day or situation.
9. There are other types of instruments that anyone can play that bring peace or joy as well. Try drumming or playing a xylophone.
10. Play a music playlist that brought you joy or peace in the past to take you back to those times.
11. See my playlist entitled Study Playlist for some great music to listen to while you study.
12. Music can also help you remember that there is meaning to your life.
13. Don’t play music that makes you feel agitated, stressed, or unsettled.
14. If things are getting stressful in the car, be sure to play your peaceful playlist there.
15. Put on music in the shower!
16. Another type of peaceful playlist includes the sounds of nature.
17. Try listening to 45 minutes of peaceful classical music before bed to improve sleep quality.
18. Share musical experiences with your kids to have better relationships with them.
19. Study music with your kids.
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One of the easiest ways to use music to turn around the atmosphere of your home is to have some ready-made playlists that are ready to go at a moment’s notice. Below, I’ve included links to four ready-made playlists that I’ve used, so you can implement this technique today!
- Cantabile in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 17 ~ Paganini
- Moonlight Sonata ~ Beethoven
- Carnival of the Animals: The Swan (Le Cygne) ~ Saint Saens
- Raindrop Prelude ~ Chopin
- Klavierkonzert Nr. 21 C-Dur, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan”: 2. Andante ~ Mozart
- Concerto in C Major for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, K. 299 ~ Mozart
- Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35: II Canzonetta. Andante ~ Tchaikovsky
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 II. Andante ~ Shostakovich
- Beau Soir, L. 6 (Arr. Gretchaninov) ~ Debussy
- Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: III. Andante ~ Rachmaninoff
- Gymnopedie No. 1 ~ Erik Satie
- Clair de Lune ~ Claude Debussy
These downloads from the Peaceful Playlist are from the Royalty-Free Music site Musopen.org:
- Rhapsody in Blue
- Sing, Sing, Sing
- A Million Dreams
- Greatest Showman Theme Song
- Another Day of Sun
- Piano Concerto No. 23 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Goldberg Variations – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Allegro ~ Mozart
- Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
- Mozart Symphony No. 40
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