In the Mood

Sports teams psyche themselves up before a match with a hearty bout of group chanting. Think: the All Blacks rugby team performing the Haka. (Try not to think of chunky thighs and firm muscles…)


So when Writers’ Block arrives and I need to motivate myself, I play music – LOUDLY – through headphones to activate my brain and raise my vibration; and waddya know – there is a science to this.


Apparently the right kind of music engages our sympathetic nervous system – it flushes the brain with dopamine, which makes us feel good, and also helps release norepinephrine, which brings about euphoria.


Any of the following will work for me:


♪  Can’t Rely on You — Paloma Faith
♪  Home — Dan Croll
♪  Rock DJ — Robbie Williams

♪  Lovin’ Each Day — Ronan Keating
♪  I just want to dance the night away — the Mavericks
♪  Big Yellow Tax — Counting Crows
♪  Hidden Agenda — Craig David
♪  Pencil full of Lead — Paulo Nutini
♪  Upside Down — Jack Johnson
♪  Wish I — Jem
♪  Riviera Life — Caro Emerald
♪  Hounds of Love — Kate Bush


What music does it for you?

Go to my JOY for writing playlist on YouTube