Healing Power of Earworms: Kids Music Positive Messages Mixtape
As a quick follow up to yesterday’s post about my current struggles, I wanted to share one of the best and most surprising tools I have in my survival toolbelt. If you’re a parent of a young child, there’s a strong chance you may have already experienced it. The positive messages in the kid’s songs my son loves have wormed their way into my inner monologue. When I find myself feeling a huge wave of self doubt, my brain will fill in, of it’s own accord:
” Thanks Trolls. Or if I’m really struggling at a particular task, Bruno Mars cheery refrain turns on in my head, against my will:
And when I’m doubting my ability to move forward with my goals, scolding myself for prior choices, more and more often, I am finding myself having my own inspirational Disney moment as Moana sings in my head;
There’s more, and in case these songs can worm their way into your daily inner messages too, I made a little playlist for you of kids songsthat seem to play in my head when I most need them, buoying my spirits and redirecting me to the positive. If you have kids, enjoy it with them, but really, I think these are here for anyone. Do you have any more you would add?