When I get into a real cleaning mood I will often crank the Full Monty soundtrack. When I am feeling upbeat I will listen to my favourite Canadian group Great Big Sea (my blog name comes from one of their songs...) or Bollywood tunes. When I am upset the Beatles "Let it Be" gets put on loop. And when I'm feeling tired and overwhelmed I listen to a classical mix with Pachelbel and Vivaldi and others, a CD I bought in London at a magical concert in a candlelit church in London. if the music doesn't calm me then closing my eyes and taking a deep breath as I remember the concert never fails to bring a smile to my lips.
Unfortunately between overtime (and a horrendous project that just keeps growing) at work, preparing for a Girl Scout event this weekend (baking four different types of Indian sweets times fifty people... Seriously, how do I get myself into stuff like this?!), and generally feeling under the weather, I've been listening to a lot of Pachelbel and co recently.
Do you have certain songs you listen to to recharge or unwind? Or block out the guttural snores of the salaryman asleep on your shoulder on the packed train home?