Posted by: hspsblog | February 5, 2013

A Unique Perspective on Stress Management

Our world around is moving in Fast-Forward. There are so many HSP stressors around us, whether it is the traffic, news, loud music, our jobs, money worries, and family challenges, just to name a few.

I have found a novel, unique way to transport myself via a ‘time machine’ into the past and have found much solace and comfort. Wouldn’t it be nice to take some time away from our daily stress routines to live in a time where there was no media, gadgets, loud noises, traffic and ‘task-stacking’ to rob us of quality time?

There are wonderful recordings available of music from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and I have found that this music contains an abundance of happiness and a good measure of care-free joy.

Please give this music a try and close your eyes and imagine that you are living during the late 1800’s without pagers, mobile phones, traffic or other distractions.

If you are a musician, as I am, playing this music on a period instrument adds to the experience!

Here are a few of my favorites (feel free to search and discover other music)

There is a wealth of open source Sousa Marches and other early music on the website Sousa

Music From The Turn Of The 20th Century (US Government Jukebox)
US Gov Jukebox

My Favorite CD: Homespun America
Homespun America

Please give this idea a ‘spin around the block’ and please let me know if you also find this idea helpful to your stress too.

Wishing you a happy journey into the past!


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