2020 is over; however, listening to these curated go-to self-care albums may help you keep your mental health in check.
Self-care is a vital activity to do every day. Doing so will lead toward a better balance among your wellness dimensions and improve overall health & wellness.
Life is precious and meant for us to enjoy it.
Sometimes we want to talk to people who are often too busy to listen. Self-care music is therapeutic. It allows you to be in your own space, to think, reflect, plan, heal a little, and do all things you must to get closer to your self-peace.
It will also help you sleep, increase your energy, be more grounded, be less reactive, and find yourself more easily.
I did this to bring you the best self-care albums that mean the most to me and are like a little therapeutic closet of listening for everyone.
Music can help when you’re going through a rough patch and need to get pumped up for something.
I reached out to my tribe to get a few suggestions about their go-to albums that help them remove themselves mentally from the world, even if it’s for 30 minutes.
Taking care of yourself is sitting down with a cup of your favorite tea, smoke (or edible, if that’s your vice) to help uplift you and get you in the mood.
Sit back and self-reflect. Self-care is vital.
I curated the list below to fit my taste level and mood. Feel free to add the album to your playlist on Apple Music or Spotify.
Top Self-Care Albums
Artist(s): Jonathan McReynolds
Song On Play: “People” – Which is the title of the album. When people let you down so much, you want to ask, “Why didn’t you warn?” You just understand people are people. We are all not perfect.
Album: One Place Live (Deluxe Edition)
Artist(s): Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Song on Play: “Fill Me Up” Live – Anything live will always take you to another place. Every time I hear this song, it feels like I’m right there.
Album: The BLACK Album
Song on Play: What more can I say? It’s something about HOV that makes me feel like G.O.A.T. like Roc Boy.
Album: The Pinkprint
Artist(s): Nicki Minaj
Song on Play: The Crying Game – Reminiscing about some dumb ass love or love I miss. LOL!
Album: The Fight of My Life
Artist(s): Kirk Franklin
Song on Play: Help Me To Believe – It was hard to believe in my wings. I just asked. I believe.
Album: Rick Ross
Artist(s): Rather Than You
Song on Play: Dead Presidents – It brings me back to my big boy ahhhh. It’s uplifting.
Song on Play: Love Galore – Makes me feel like love is a game, and I gotta play it. I love, love it, though.
Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Artist(s): Lauryn Hill
Song on Play: Zion – Listening to this makes me feel the love L. Boogie felt at that moment. Uplifting.
Self-care is a broad term that encompasses just about anything you to do be good to yourself. In a nutshell, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away.
There are so many to choose from. No matter what your genre of music, use it to promote healthy self-care.
Love on yourself.
Let the music take you to places some people may not be able to take you.
Check out these curated self-care and wellness albums that will give you the positive boost you need.
Happy New Year!