Today as I was climbing a rather steep hill on my morning run, ready to give up, Colbie Caillat told me through her lyrics to keep going, and so I did. Often during my runs music is white noise for me, but in that moment, the perfect moment, I tuned in and heard what I needed to. Music was able to push me forward.
I remember a drive from Toronto to Sault Saint Marie to visit a friend. For the entire 8-hour drive I played, on repeat, a CD I had made and I sang along at the top of my lungs. It was a true healing journey.
How does music motivate you? How does it help you heal?
I think of my drives to the office, sometimes I loved the music on the radio, other times I was so frustrated with the stations - flipping through all my presets trying to find what I needed in that moment. Our commute time is important time. It sets us up for how we will feel upon arrival at the office, and upon arrival home.
What if you put together a playlist for your commute to work and a playlist for your drive home. What type of music would get you ready for the workday? What type of music would get you ready to arrive home as your best self? How can music help to bridge those daily transitions?
In the words of Hans Christian Andersen, "Where words fail, music speaks."