I don’t know about most people but i have one of these days at least once a week. You just happen to wake up late. You try to rush out even though you know that you’re going to be late to the doctor, school, or that really important life changing interview. Life throws these swerves in your way all of the time. Just like roads aren’t always straight, they have some hard turns and sometimes you try to take them too fast.
I wish i would have found out earlier in my life all of the easy ways to get over the stress created by these pot holes. When i was younger it was always just get mad and pout. This wasn’t always the best way to get over it, i neglected many things going into this state. My school work started to falter, as did my grades and my resolves in life. I decided to make a change, to try my best not to let the stresses of life to get to me.
In reality these helpful tips may not apply to all people but I’ll try my best to make them relevant. Growing up i was raised on rock and metal, this probably added to my getting upset. I was very influenced by lyrics, they spoke to me in a way. But as i grew older and more mature i came to listen to more R&B and Hip-Hop as well as Jazz.
One artist that now is very helpful to get over stress to me is Blu, he may not be the monster artist like Jay-Z or Eminem, but his lyrics speak. In one of his songs, The world is(Below the Heavens), he speaks of the everyday hardships that people go through. Not just himself but all of the world. He chooses to not let the troubles of the world into his life, as he imagines the heavens to be what he wants them to be.
Another such artist is very unknown but I hope one day he becomes more than just a small story in history. Elhae is so much of an influence at this point in my life. His lyrics are on another level and they speak truth. The same way Blu doesn’t falter in the face of adversity, Elhae raps about not letting the pictured fallacy that is life get to him. He is chasing his dream, and that is why i think i am very drawn to him. To be able to chase your dream and not falter.
After some explanation on what I’m trying to get you to picture i want to express why i think music is one of the greatest escapes. If you find the right music, with the right ideals you can find the artists or groups that share your opinions. This is the kind of thing you need to succeed. To know you aren’t alone in this world and you know some people feel the same way. It’s a reassuring feeling and can help you get over the stress that is life.
Music to me is not the only way to get rid of these dense feelings of despair. Those nights where you hang out with your friends can be a lifesaver. Stopping to catch your breath and get some time with the people you love. Back in high school i was a wrestler, football jock, and a track nerd. Even though people have stereotypes and such about sports players, it was way different. The teams were my friends, and some even more like family. When i would get down on myself they would pick me back up. This is what i mean about friends and even family being the most helpful people in your life.
I hope this gets out and helps someone who really needs it. And for everyone, just remember that life may be hard and sometimes unbearable but you are not alone. Friends and family and music can keep bringing you back and keep you rolling. As much as these prospects can help you the most important part is being positive and believing in yourself. Just keep fighting to reach your dreams and never give up.