Finding Your Personal Theme Song
The Music In You: Finding Your Personal Theme Song
Do you have a theme song? Think about it for a minute. Your first answer may not be your final answer. And hold off before you Google “Personal Theme Song Generator,” because who wants an algorithm to make this decision?
Theme songs are prevalent in popular culture, where they often serve as entrance music for our late night TV hosts or sports personalities. While we can’t all be Jimmy Fallon or Mariano Rivera, we can find that piece of music that always hits the sweet spot, especially when we need to feel good about ourselves, or get psyched up for a big moment.
Has it come to you yet? Give it time. Here’s some advice: Think about how often you’ve turned to one particular song following a rough day. Maybe that’s your theme song; the one that reminded you that everything’s going to be okay, and that no matter what, you’ve got to strut.
Has more than one song come to mind? That’s okay, too. One of the best parts of this exercise is discovering the music that fits your moods. Maybe you have one theme song for Mondays, and another for Fridays. Maybe you have a theme song for times when you’re with friends and another one for times when you’re alone.
For adult learners, especially those trying to balance school with work and family, having a theme song to lean on can really help you focus. Music is therapy, and there are times when you just need to get your mind right. That’s when you’ll need to put on your theme song and tune everything else out for a few minutes. It’s even better if your song is attached to a great memory, and you spend that time taking a vacation in your mind.
It doesn’t matter what genre you choose, it doesn’t matter what era the music comes from. All that matters is how it makes you feel. Maybe the first song that comes on in your head is the one you’re looking for. So clear your mind, and press play.
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Written by Jason R. Latham, Content Manager for Bridgepoint Education