Music For A Mental Break

Hello my friends!

I hope you’re all well! I’ve been on a bit of a roll in turns of coming up with blog post content, trying new things and sharing a broader perspective with you guys, and I’m aiming to keep the productive streak running as long as I can.

So in the spirit of productivity, I’ve decided to share a new playlist with you all. This playlist was heavily inspired by the loveliest of all the lovelies, Mia, and her post regarding mental slumps and burnouts. Definitely have a read of it, that girl is one of my go-to’s when it comes to self-care, productivity and motivation.

Mia spoke about taking mental breaks, giving our brains a rest, and while reading that, the first thing that came to mind was the fact that recently, have I really started taking into consideration the fact that maybe my brain needs a break.

If you read my post about my playlist for the gym, then you might recall me mentioning that for some godforsaken reason, going to the gym is one of the few things I do to mentally relax and recoup. Bullet-journaling is another thing that I tend to do, because I really relish scrolling through my iPhone calendar and transferring the circus that’s my life onto paper, and the last one, no surprise, is music.

Because I’m always listening to music, I’ve come to realise how certain songs make me feel, not only in my soul, but in my head. Trust me when I say there are 100%, songs out there that make your head feel weightless in the best possible, and I’ve collected some of my favourites into a playlist called a mood on my Spotify. However, I’ve decided to share some of my favourites in this post for you all!

Spring Time Blues – M*A*R*S
Dream Boat – Banes World, Temporex
Ugotme – Omar Apollo
Bloo – Zack Villere
Brakelights – Omar Apollo
Electric Feel (triplej Like A Version) – Tash Sultana
Feels Like We’re Dying – Johnny Goth
Rain Man – Rex Orange County
i can’t move – autumn keys
All We Do – Oh Wonder
City Of Stars – Gavin James
Mia & Sebastian’s Theme – Justin Hurwitz
Oceans – Bethel Music
Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
That Easy – Yellow Days
Hawaiian Boi – Triathalon
Japanese Denim – Daniel Caesar
Let Her Go – Mac DeMarco
Everytime – boy pablo
Corduroy Dreams – Rex Orange County
I Need You – M83
Things Work Out Eventually – fantompower


I could honestly keep going with this list, but that would be a very long playlist, and I’m sure none of you want to read that, so those will have to do! If you want more, be sure to check out my Spotify account, I’ve got a playlist full of them, as well as a playlist for possibly any other need you ever have…..

Thank you for reading, I’d love to know how you deal with mental slumps, your go-to solutions, and whether or not you enjoyed any of these songs!



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  1. Cec

    Hey, Priya! I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago, and, as a music-lover myself, I love these posts! I was referred to your channel through another blog, and immediately come over to check it out, followed you, and now I’m checking out your playlists on Spotify! Keep up the amazing work!! ❤️

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  2. crystalsandcurls

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Thank you for the shoutout girly, I’m glad the post helped 😀 Also, CAN WE PLEASE DISCUSS OH WONDER? Nobody else seems to know them, but I’m really enjoying their music at the moment! Lose it is a brill track xxx

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    1. priya

      Thank YOU girl, I loved your post so much I just had to make this list! And um…yes, it’s a bit of a crime how incredible but stupidly underrated they are, they deserve so much better xx


  3. Chloe Luna

    This couldn’t have come at a better time !! For some crazy reason I wasn’t following you on Spotify – that’s been rectified !! I love how you always include Oh Wonder in your posts – like Mia said, not many people seem to know about them but they’re amazing !! Playing these songs now as we speak .xx

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