Songs to listen to while Journaling

Woohoo! The first three batches of The Yellow Journal have been successfully dispatched and have been received by many already.

Now, that most of you would be starting your transformation journey or may already have begun, I wanted to share a specially curated playlist that I used while creating and testing The Yellow Journal.

But before I share that, let me ask you “Do you listen to music while journaling? Should you? Is it alright to?”

Well, I believe Music enables one’s soul to sing. It opens us to feelings and emotions, and listening to it can help us get into that zone of deep concentration and reflection.

When it comes to whether or not to listen to music while journaling, my usual advice is to do whatever works for you. For me, music without words helps create an ambiance and pour my heart out, resulting in feeling calm and relaxed. But you do you.

And, if you are like me, below are some options for you to listen to and to enjoy your journaling journey.

1. “Prelude – The Atlas March” – Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil.

2. “Hearts of Courage” by Two Steps From Hell

3. “The Bridge of Khazad Dum” – The Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore

4. “He’s a pirate” – The Pirates of the Caribbean, Klaus Badelt

5. “Courtyard Apocalypse” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Alexandre Desplat

6. “Death is the Road to Awe” – The Fountain, Clint Mansell

7. “Time” – Inception, Hans Zimmer

8. “Falling” – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Nick Cave

9. “Now We Are Free” – Gladiator, Hans Zimmer

10. “The Balcony Scene” – Romeo + Juliet, Craig Armstrong

11. “Once There Was A Hushpuppy” – Beasts of the Southern Wild, Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

12. “Dance Of The Swans” – Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky

13. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy

14. “Piano Concerto No 21” by Mozart

15. “Adagio in G minor” by Tomaso Albinoni

16. “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber

17. “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven

18. “Love & Loss” by Mattia Cupelli

19. “Metamorphosis II” by Philip Glass

20. Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi

21. “Says” by Nihls Frahm

22. “Symphony No. 9: Ode To Joy” by Beethoven

23. “Intro” by The XX

24. “Your Hand In Mine w/strings” by Explosions in the Sky

25. “You Look Great When I’m Fucked Up” by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

26. “Memorial” by Bring Me The Horizon

27. “Untitled 3” by Sigur Ros

28. “The Walk (Instrumental)” by Imogen Heap

29. “Olympians (Radio Edit)” by Fuck Buttons

30. “Shoulder of Orion” by Lazerhawk

31. “Bleed” by DeadMau5

32. “Auto Rock” by Mogwai

33. “3055” by Ólafur Arnalds

34. “Through the dark” by Alexi Murdoch

35. “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez

36. “Everything” by Ben Howard

37. “Blood” by The Middle East

38. “How Soon Is Now” by The Smiths

39. “Something Good” by Alt J

40. “Take Me To Church” by Hozier

41. “Immunity” by Jon Hopkins

42. “Teardrop” by Massive Attack

43. “I Hope There’s Someone” by Antony and the Johnsons

44. “Outro” by M83

45. “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” by Fats Waller

If you have got your copy of The Yellow Journal, I wish you all the best in your journey!

If you haven’t yet taken a look at The Yellow Journal, visit and find out why it’s not just a Journal.

Happy Journaling! 🙂

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