Sometimes you just need music that soothes your soul. That takes your mind to a different place than where it is right now. Songs that need no words to illustrate your feelings, or say everything you want to say but can’t.
Here are 10 of my favourite calming songs that help me get through stressful days and help me sleep when my mind is working overtime; Tell me your favourites in the comments!
10 Songs To Calm You Down When You’re Anxious
1 . Hammock – Tape Recorder
This band takes me somewhere I can’t even describe, every time I hear their music.
I would seriously recommend listening to them when you’re feeling down, or boxed in, or in need of a little motivation. Their songs are like wanderlust for your ears.
2. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors – Hourglass
Found this song totally by accident and now it’s one of my favourite songs to listen to when I’m anxious.
3. Cary Brothers – Ride
You’ve probably heard this on a soundtrack or two, I think OTH was the first show I heard it on and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. Love this song!
4. Bon Iver – Holocene
Literally had to pick one of his songs at random because all of his songs are relaxing as fuck.
5. This Will Destroy You – Quiet
Another post-rock entry that I can’t get enough of. Calms me down then perks me back up again at the end.
6. Jon Hopkins – Campfire
From the Monsters original soundtrack – I love listening to this while jogging near the river. In fact all of his music.
7. Mazzy Star – Wild Horses
So many Mazzy Star songs to choose from, but this one’s my personal favourite. It’s also a cover of my favourite Rolling Stones song!
8. Coldplay – Midnight (Kygo Remix)
Okay so I already love the original but this remix is heaven for long journeys where you just need to calm your nerves.
9. Solar fields – Leaving Home
Take a walk in the woods on a sunny afternoon with your headphones on and listen to this track. You will not regret it.
10. Ray Lamontagne -All the Wild Horses
I couldn’t not mention this song here. This song always helps me when I’m having anxiety related insomnia, it helps me calm down and drift off to sleep.
So these may not technically be songs, but I figured these were worth mentioning..
Tycho – Dive (Full Album
This isn’t a song but a whole album. My brother sent me the link when I was feeling crap and told me I might like it. I listened to it outside in the dark while observing the stars..
Heavy Rain with Rolling Thunder
This NEVER fails to put me to sleep. Rain is my favourite sound in the world, it relaxes me so much. When the nights are too quiet and all I can hear is the sound of my own thoughts, I put this on and I’m instantly calm and I have the best sleep ever.