Music has the power to inspire creativity, elevate moods, sympathize and speak the words we can’t express.
For me, music is my favorite companion as it goes with me to and from all my destinations. I literally can’t put my car in reverse until I have a song blasting through my speakers. Music also plays an important role in my 9-to-5 work life, helping to break up the monotony and get me to the finish line of an assignment.
That being said, here are a few Spotify playlists that I frequent to get me through the workday. May you love them, hate them or appreciate (some of) them.
When your moody self takes the stairs to avoid riding the elevator with other humans. This playlist fits the ~Monday moods~ like a nice oversized hoodie as it both inspires and brings out the feelers you never knew your little heart had.
When you’re trudging through that morning commute and realize you have enough time to stop by Starbucks. Absolutely yes! This playlist is filled with timelessly feel-good songs that never go out of style. I mean, how can one have a bad day with Hall & Oats in your headphones?
When you’re approaching hour two of staring at the same sentence of a SWOT analysis. Need a burst of inspiration? I adore this playlist and its artsy, weird-but-it-works song list. Warning: side effects such as the desire to wear a beanie in the summer, buy clothing from thrift stores and the unexplainable attraction to man buns may occur upon completion.
When you finish a project early so you get to go to lunch with your work crew. Only good vibes here as this playlist consists of new and electronic pop jams that can’t help but make you shoulder shimmy along.
- Out of Love by Two Friends
- You Don’t Know About Me (R3hab Remix) by Ella Vos
- Sit Next to Me by Foster the People
When you realize you’ve worked over 50+ hours and it’s not even Thursday. This playlist is my go-to cozy list with the perfect mix of acoustic, folk and harmony-rich indie textures. It’s sure to teleport you to your fav coffee shop or fireside chair.
When you get out of an hour-long meeting that could have been an email. No worries, I got your pick-me-up playlist right here that will have you feeling sunny in no time!
- Get It Right (feat. MØ) by Diplo & MØ
- Elevate by St. Lucia
- God Save Our Young Blood (feat. Lana Del Rey) by BØRNS
*Disclaimer: Spotify updates playlists periodically and not all songs above may appear in the playlists after a certain date*
What are your favorite playlists to get you through the workday? Love these recommendations? Think my music tastes are garbage? (It’s okay) we want to hear!