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12 Songs to De-stress to That May Work for You ...

By Talia

Stress has become an integral part of our lives (sad but true) and music is one of the better ways to bust that stress. Guest contributor Talia shares her favorite stress buster songs. Did yours make it to the list?

It's important for each and everyone of us to take time to ourselves and let go of any stresses in our lives. Sometimes music can help. I often play music when I'm driving, cooking or cleaning. Here are some songs that take me to a different place and allow me to forget and let go of stresses in my life. Take a look and maybe one or more will work for you as well.

1 Someone like You - Adele

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Adele's voice has an unexplainable and powerful way of inviting you in. Her songs carry beautiful stories and are deeply emotional. Adele is a perfect person to listen to when you need to clear your mind of what is stressing you. Close your eyes and let Adele talk to you for a while.

2 Amelie Theme Song

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This is the most darling movie theme song to de-stress to when you’re driving, writing, scrapbooking, taking a bath or taking part in hobbies that you love. It is very delicate and encourages happiness, harmony and peace. It will be a delight to your ears.

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3 Big Jet Plane - Angus and Julia Stone

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I could personally listen to this song over and over again for hours. This song allows you to breathe slowly, live easy and dream of a big jet plane. Where is this jet plane going to take you?

4 Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi

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What a better artist than Bon Jovi to let lose to. Try bolting out the lyrics at the top of your lungs. «I WANT TO LAY DOWN IN A BED OF ROSES…» Who doesn't want to lay down in a bed or roses?

5 Closer - Kings of Leon

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This song gives me goosebumps. I once had a synchronized swimming team mate of mine perform a solo to this and I swear everyone in the building was mesmerized by her performance. This song is amazing and powerful. I added it to this list in the hopes that it can take you away for a couple of minutes and allow you to relax as it did for me.

6 Read All about It Part 3 - Emeli Sandé

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This is a beautiful song featured on Emeli Sandé’s debut studio album. I am not sure what the story in this song is but maybe you can figure it out. Promise me you’ll listen to it as it’s one of the most wonderful songs that I’ve ever heard.

7 Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

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I could fall asleep to this song. I’ve often listened to this song during my cool down after a work out. It is a nice song to stretch to or listen to while you get ready for bed, fold laundry or enjoy a glass of wine. Definitely a song that massages your mind.

8 Broken - Lifehouse

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Whenever I had a break up in my university years I would seriously play this out loud in my dorm room. Sometimes with friends and sometimes alone. I never hesitated to bolt of my favourite part: «I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing, with a broken heart…» It was kind of a silly way to de-stress but it allowed me to use humour to get over my heartbreaks because of how ridiculous bolting this out made me sound.

9 Like a G6 - Far East Movement

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Some of us may need to de-stress by busting out some dance moves and dancing like there is no tomorrow. This song is 100 percent appropriate for a de-stressor dance party.

10 River Flows in You - TWILIGHT Soundtrack

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A lovely piano melody lies in this song. I play this song in my car when I am tense and it helps me drive easily and keep calm.

11 Where I Stood - Missy Higgins

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This is the kind of song to take a hot shower to after a long day. It relates to a lot of stresses and daily uncertainties. I think it’s the perfect song to help you get through some tough times.

12 Angels – Xx

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I listen to this song when I am cleaning my house. It just a very nice a relaxing song to listen to combined with simple and heavy beats. A song that definitely keeps you focused while you’re doing a mindless activity.

I hope that you were able to find at least one great new song to listen to when you need to de-stress or keep you calm during your day. Thanks for reading and stay calm.

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