Best Songs to Beat Depression and Anxiety

Best Songs to Beat Depression and Anxiety

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Best Songs to Beat Depression and Anxiety by The Heartbreak Diet

Music and the songs they contain have helped us battle emotions for years. This list is for depression and anxiety.  There are TONS of CDs and videos out there that proclaim to help with depression.  For me, depression is something that I battled for years and music was my escape. I love instrumental music now for when I’m working or want to just relax. As a teen though, I loved more pop music or rock music. This here is just a list that helped me. Go ahead and poke around, check out the songs and see what helps. Go ahead and let me know what has helped you the most!

(Instrumental Music)

  1. 1-hour Relaxing Music for Stress Relief-Beautiful Piano, Fantasy Music [BGM] by The Soul of Wind
  2. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OST-1 hour Beautiful Relaxing Piano by The Soul of Wind
  3. 2 hour Beautiful Piano Music for Stress Relief [BGM] by The Soul of Wind
  4. Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) Music OST- [Piano Cover]/ Radwimps Anime by The Soul of Wind
  5. 1 Hour beautiful Piano & Instrument-sad Inuyasha OST by The Soul Of Wind

(Vocalized Music)

  1. A Hand to Hold by Superchick
  2. Never Alone by Barlow Girl
  3. Human by Christina Perri
  4. The Cup Song~Depression and Anxiety Version by Jessica Humphrey
  5. Breathe Me-Sia(lyrics)
  6. Chit Chat by Hannah Georgas *Lyrics*
  7. Scars by Allison Iraheta
  8. When She Cries-Brit Nicole
  9. Headphones-Brit Nicole
  10. Wake Me Up–Avicii ft.Aloe Blacc Lyrics
  11. The Fray-Over My Head(Cable Car)
  12. Torn-Natalie Imbruglia
  13. Sad Song by We the Kings ft. Elena Coats
  14. Because of You-Kelly Clarkson
  15. Anna Blue-So Alone(Official Music Video) by Jamster

As always, keep smiling!

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  1. What an awesome and unique blog idea! I have been here many times – making playlists to fit your mood or listening to sad songs after a tough situation. Perfect tips and songs

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      Thank you! I have so many playlists for all of my moods(including my angry girl drummer moods) and it just helps relieve so much stress and tensions.

  2. Thank you for this list. I’m not feeling too well right now, and needed this!

  3. Very informative! Never tried this before !bit will try it now !! Music is good for changing mind but never know it wil helps in depression as well

  4. A good play list and a long hike in the woods would lift anyone’s mood.

  5. Pretty good list! I have playlists for my moods too. Really helps refocus when I need that.

  6. I love so many of those songs! I love music and have a lot of favorites that I listen to when I am feeling down. A lot of the times it’s oldies are jazz songs that lift me up 🙂

  7. I loved that you mentioned Barlow girl! Never alone is still one of my go to songs and has been since I was 12!!

  8. Hi Gloria! Your blog is awesome! I loved your music recommendations, I’m currently playing Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OST-1 hour Beautiful Relaxing Piano by The Soul of Wind right now. Thank you very much! 🙂

  9. My goto song is Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and anything by Sia.

    There are a few songs in the list that are new to me, will check them out for sure. Thanks for the share.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

  10. This is a great list! Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up, especially if I’m having an off day & my anxiety is getting to me. Thanks for putting this list together!

  11. This is a great list. I’m going to suggest this to my friend, who suffers from anxiety. She’ll love it!

  12. Love it. Saving this list for later. Thanks for putting it together for us!

  13. Ah I hadn’t even thought about categorising my songs to help different moods (something everyone should probably do). Thanks for introducing me to these songs and giving me lots of ideas.

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