Tool #5: Listen to HYMNS (or other sacred music). I know the sketch also mentions children's songs. I'm talking about sacred children's music. There was an event in my life that was horribly distressing. It was HARD. I can't say that strongly enough. "Hard" doesn't describe the season well enough. A friend who knew what I was going through called me up suddenly and said, "Listen to hymns. There have been times that I've had them playing all night, too." I tell you what, when I'm miserable, I'm willing to try anything (if it's legal and won't harm my body and mind). I tried it. It didn't "cure" anything but it helped me through that particular time. Chris (dh) told me one day that he listens to hymn CDs in the car sometimes just to keep things calm. Now I'll do it too. There are days that we both need sacred music playing and we'll have it playing quietly in the background through the day. Sometimes someone--friend, family or stranger--says something that is just so easy and so helpful. You never know when these tidbits will come along, and maybe tomorrow it won't help, but I appreciate the little things. I like having a variety of tools in my toolbox.
Tool #5 Listen to HYMNS (or other sacred, uplifting music).
If you know music, a musician, or musical group that helps you, please share.
Side note: With all that being said, I also get by on uplifting music as well. There are musicals that I love to watch and/or listen to their soundtracks to help me find joy and hope in the day. There are singers as well that help to uplift my spirits when I'm down.