Today I’m going to ramble to you about my ridiculous music OCD and equally ridiculous playlist-creating-process. But I promise there’s a (mildly-interesting/relevant) point.
I keep what I think of as a “holding zone” playlist. I hear a song on Spotify or the radio or whatever, and I immediately dump it into the same playlist. That’s kind of my default playlist to listen to when I’m not in the mood for anything particular.
From there, I decide if I actually hate the songs I’ve added or just gotten sick of them, and they get deleted. Some of them stay there for a looooong time and I just listen to them from that playlist. Some of them get moved out of that playlist if they’re TOO upbeat or TOO soothing because I get wonky and annoyed if the tempo of my music changes too drastically.
A very large portion of my workout songs come from the camp of songs in that playlist that I like but that are too upbeat for normal daily listening while I’m trying to do other things.
UGH, I know. I’m a total weirdo.
Anyway. I was way slacking in getting a May workout done because apparently I was just in the mood for calmer music all during May (thus the lack of a posted playlist…) So when I went out for a run at the end of the month, I decided to listen to my holding zone playlist instead of any of my old workout playlists or my May workout playlist that consisted of one song at that time…
And I found this SONG. The “Pain Told Love” song. It’s sooooo muuuuuch caaaalmer than I would ever think to add to a workout playlist. But it just put me into the most wonderful little trance. Like, such a perfect trance that I almost forgot I was running and maybe listened to three other songs during my entire five mile run… 😉
Anyhow. Moral of the story: this playlist has some more unusual songs in it (and half of it is from The Catch, OBSESSED.), but I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts. Do they work for you?