Music has been a huge influence in my life, as I’m sure it has been in your life as well. It has meant even more during my sobriety. Music has a way of consuming you and helping, or hindering, you in your life. Depending on the situations you are going through, songs can be interpreted in different ways, negative or positive. I have put together a list of my favorites that have been mainstays throughout my sobriety. I hope you can find a message in these that helps you through the good and bad days.
Over the next 8 weeks I plan to release a blog post each week that talks about the RECOVERY path from the Celebrate Recovery Bible and workbooks that go with it. It is a very inspirational path that takes from some well known recovery programs and ideas and puts them into a Christian perspective. I encourage you if you are new to your recovery, or already in it, to read through this. It put a new light on some old ways.
If you have any songs you think would fit with the individual topics below, let me know in the comments section.
As you know, music get’s me through so much! The highs, the lows, the lulls, all of it. Numerous studies have shown, as if we actually needed them to know this, that music can help set a tone for moments in your life. It changes the way you remember them, feel about them later in life, and appreciate or dislike them. Through the years since my first diagnosis of being bipolar, I have found solace in music. I have put together a list of 10 of my favorite songs relating to bipolar, or that feel somehow connected, to me. They are broken into 2 sections, songs for the manic moments, and songs for the depressive moments. Enjoy!
Over the next seven weeks I will be making a blog post everyone Monday ina series called the P.U.R.P.O.S.E. Plan. It was inspired by the One Year Recovery Devotional. The devotional has helped me through a lot already and continues to help me as I read through it every day. I chose a song that meant something meaningful to me and related to each one of the posts. I am releasing the playlist prior to the posts coming out so you can get inspiration from the songs too.
Music can be one of the most therapeutic things to help the soul and get you through lifes trials. Music has gotten me through so many hurdles, and so many good times in my life. I am always on the prowl for more songs relating to recovery and addiction. All the songs I compile have to do with how bad alcohol and drugs can be, or can easily be applied to recovery even though it’s not the songs original intent.