It should be no surprise that music can change your mood. It’s pretty hard not to tap your feet or sway a little when a catchy tune comes on the radio. Sometimes these are happy little coincidences. You’re driving down the road and a tune comes on that transports you back to a past memory. If that memory is a good one, that’s a wonderful feeling.

Why not make that occurrence a targeted thing? Hack your mood by intentionally queuing up a playlist of songs that you know, because of past experience, will put you in a better mood.

I make extensive use of playlists in both Spotify and Apple Music on my phone. Take the songs that remind you of a simpler time, a happier time, maybe even a melancholy time in your past and put them in a playlist. Then when you’re feeling a little out of sorts queue it up.

Here’s one of my favorites.

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