Okay so this self-care post is about our love and connection to music, but we are sure many of you will be able to relate.
Music has always been a significant part of our life. Our father (another big music lover) made a point to educated us about quality music pretty much right from birth. Music was always around us as we grew up and has become an emotional attachment. When we hear certain songs, we relive memories where that song was being played. We reflect on how they captured our feelings in a moment of time. We remember air banding in the car (we were always the drummer or lead guitarist) whenever we were on our way home. We remember the pop quizzes we would be on the receiving end of whenever our dad wanted to teach us about a unique quality about the band or singer. We revisit countries traveled that we attached to songs. It has always been a communication point within our family, something we have continued to share with each other to this day.
In many ways, one of our love languages has become music. Its become a safe space. Home. We share our music with our loved ones. We bond about music with friends. We learn about others in their choice of music, reading between the lyrics to understand and relate. If we cant verbally communicate how we are feeling or what we are dealing with, we explain through music.
Wherever we are, we bring music. Whenever we work, we listen to music. Whenever we train, we get lost in the music. Its become our meditation space. Our way of decompressing and relaxing. Or a way to work through our emotions or frustrations. Our healing method. And that is such a privilege.
We encourage all of you to have something in your world that is like music in ours, something to bond with others with and to internalize when you reflect and learn.
Practice this. Next time you find something that brings you peace and joy, pause in it for a moment. Reflect on how it makes you feel. Anything that brings happiness and creates an outlet, keep it close to your heart.
Thanks for reading amigos, stay tuned for DAY THIRTEEN of our 29 Days of Self-Care Series!