December is here, marking the beginning of holiday season and the countdown to the end of a whirlwind, roller coaster year! Andy Williams doesn’t call it “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” for nothing. Tis the season to feel all the seasonal feels and to check off all our final to-do’s in order to close out 2019 on a positive note. There’s no denying this time of year is particularly emotionally driven—most of our emotions can be hugely positive as we get into the holiday spirit, connect with loved ones, and reflect on the things that bring great joy to our lives.
Because music is closely linked to emotion, I always make a joyful playlist an essential part of my holiday plan. It’s my favorite and most effective tool to help ensure my holidays are as joyful as possible.
Extra bonus: Research shows the emotions aroused by joyful music can promote heart health and also change our perception of the world. If that’s not reason enough to get into the spirit, I don’t know what is. Tune into my playlist below and get joyful!
Jamie Pabst is the CS Music Editor and a NYC-based entrepreneur and DJ for positive lifestyles.