Though it sounds oxymoronic, we often turn to music to help silence the noise. Whether we need to hit the ground running at work, need a slow, mellow accompaniment to our morning tea, or just need an unbiased friend to take with us through our emotions—the cathartic effect of music never misses a beat. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven to help improve our mood.
And while we have a long, running list of coping mechanisms for when life starts to get sticky, an up-lifting playlist is a constant, something we can enjoy and breathe into during both the best and worst days. Inspired by our most recent case of the Sunday scaries, we put our heads together to come up with a “playlist of all playlists” to hopefully un-Monday your Monday with some of our editors’ favorite songs.
From monotonous morning commutes to that inevitable 3 p.m. crash (when your brain feels like it can’t and won’t go on), these are the songs Byrdie HQ has on replay. Keep reading for our official Un-Monday Your Monday Playlist.
So, what are you go-to Monday songs? Share your favorites with us in the comments below, and let us know if you'd like to see more playlists like this!