Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Sing


I have a nasty habit. It’s not a conscious one; unfortunately, its an unconscious one, which makes it much harder to cure.

Almost every day, almost all the time, I am singing a song in my head.

And, of course, it’s always a terrible one. One that something reminded me of during the day or the night before.

For example: right now, I’m singing “The First Cut is the Deepest” by Cheryl Crow.

Yeah. I know.

Last week, though, I thought up a solution, and – let me just warn you – it is genius.

Here it is: I change the tape.

Or the CD. Or the MP3, or whatever your medium of choice.

Now. That part of it isn’t all that genius. Only slightly. But here’s the really great part:

Recently, I’ve been working on becoming more spiritual. I’ve been saying affirmations, praying, and whatever.

And, so far, I love it.

It’s helping my mood a lot.

So the other day, I thought: I’m going to take advantage of my nasty, terrible-song habit by singing spiritual songs instead, thus increasing my spiritual awareness (renewed recently, if you haven’t been following along very well) during the entire day.

So, somehow, now, instead of having a nasty, annoying habit, I have an awesome habit that makes me more grateful, or more happy, or more aware of the good things in life.

I even made a list of some good songs and put them on my phone for easy reference.

Hot damn, I am good.

Well, sometimes.

Right now, I really need to find that list. . .


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  1. Yes, its Sheryl, not Cheryl – but cuddos for even knowing the name of the artist 🙂

    I like this tip cause I randomly have church or christmas songs stuck in my head and that can’t be a bad thing. There’s worse things than repeating positive messages of peace and love in your head…

  2. Hi Mollie:
    I’m guilty of singing too. Sometimes I even do it out loud w/o even knowing I’m doing so. That’s when I get the funny looks from people. LoL.

  3. Dear Mollie,

    I loved this posting! I find that when I wake up at night, and can’t go back to sleep right away, I say affirmations or pray myself back to sleep. It calms any anxiety, just knowing that I am not alone in all the universe.

    When I wake up in the morning with a song running through my head, I try to remember the lyrics, because, almost all, there is a message in them that I think I need to hear.

    Have a good day!


  4. Once the happy song habit is formed, you’ll find it becomes easier and easier to change the tune, even without an actual CD player. Your mind will change it for you. 🙂

  5. Changing is good; since my stroke, I have been learning to, simply, say, “No, I don’t want that right now.” It may only go away for a few moments or for hours (perhaps, days), but it does go away. Of course, the second part, the hardest, is that, once it goes away, I try hard not to give it any more “headroom”. That’s the secret, because, even trying to not think about it, makes you think about it. I can now, most of the time, simply throw it away and concentrate on something else. Couldn’t do that much before as my OCD and depression continually brought them back.