Thursday Playlist: Stress Buster

I’ve had a pretty stressful few weeks. I can’t pinpoint what’s been stressing me out, but a cloud of uneasiness has been raining on my parade for a while now. Today, however, something changed. I felt great. After weeks of throwing myself pity parties and sulking in my restlessness, I decided to face this anxiety head-on.  I didn’t beat these issues – I acknowledged them and am trying my best to work with and conquer them. It will be a process, but today was a step in the right direction. This is the playlist that broke my stress; I call her, “Stress Buster.”

This Is the Best Freestyle You Will Ever See

I’m not a big hip-hop fan but I absolutely love this video.  Just really entertaining from start to finish. You think he’s going to stop and he just keeps on going. Is part of this pre-written? Probably. But Sway throws out random phrases that he throws into his freestyle with ease.

There’s also something about the 5:30 mark that is laugh out loud funny.

The artist’s name is Mistah Fab from Oakland, California. His name comes from the acronym “Money Is Something to Always Have — FaEva Afta Bread”- an acronym that is so absurd you almost have to respect it. Definitely the best freestyle I’ve seen to date.

Weekend Playlist: Vehicle to Escapism

es·cap·ism
əˈskāpˌizəm/
noun
1. the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
The right combination of tracks can conjure up a feeling within me that is almost indescribable.  It is a stopwatch on my life – it freezes time and allows me to take a step back from my reality in order to develop a new, holistic perspective. The ability to isolate emotions is elusive, yet magically powerful. Throughout life, our expectations can become mangled images of what they once were, leaving us paralyzed and unable to enjoy the many pleasures right before our eyes. If we don’t adapt and constantly redefine our expectations, we will surely live lives full of what-ifs and what-could-have-have-beens.  Train yourself to be a world-class escape artist, learn how to ignore the unpleasant realities around us, and focus on the beautiful world we live in.
This week, this playlist was my vehicle to escapism — enjoy the ride.