Beach has always been a haven for those who seek a place to relax and unwind. As college students, we are constantly bombarded with academic and social pressures that can take a toll on our mental health. However, a trip to the beach can be an effective way to ease our minds and reduce stress. Some songs would be a perfect partner while relaxing beside the beach.
Here are three songs that you can listen to while unwinding beside the beach:
My Tears Ricochet
Sound of waves crashing, the sand between our toes, the sun on our skin, and the salty smell of the ocean air—and as a Swiftie, of course, Taylor Swift’s song will be the perfect partner to complete our beach trip. My Tears Ricochet is the song we could listen to when we feel like we want to temporarily escape into something. Just let the wind blow our hair. Listening to it feels like a warm hug and a pat on the back. Just like the lyrics said, “And I can go anywhere I want. Anywhere I want, just not home”.
Who would not include Burnout in their beach playlist, especially when you watched the movie I’m Drunk, I Love You? Burnout is an OPM song discussing the fact that burnout is just a phase and that we will soon graduate from it. And the beach is a perfect place for someone who is experiencing burnout because it is a stress-free environment. Being in a serene and relaxing environment will help to lower stress levels and provide a calm atmosphere for individuals to reduce anxiety levels.
Fix You is about a slow healing process. Healing is not something that can be rushed or forced, and it’s certainly not something that can be fixed overnight. And one of the most significant ways the beach helps people relax is through its calming effect. As soon as people step onto the sand, they often feel a vast sense of calm come over them. The repetitive sound of waves crashing on the shore has a meditative quality, which can help people let go of their day-to-day stressors and focus on the present moment.
Additionally, singing beside the beach is a great way to experience the genuine joy of music immersion. The waves swaying softly, the sand under our feet, and the colorful sky as backdrop, leave everyone in the session with nothing but pure musical ecstasy.
Photo | Ronalyn Santos
The joy of singing by the beach, even with our friends, can also be an emotional and therapeutic experience. It is a chance to connect with nature, but it is also an opportunity to express your emotions freely. When we sing, our stresses and fears dissipate, and we experience a sense of freedom that is unparalleled. Singing is also a form of self-expression, and doing it in a peaceful environment like the beach brings inner peace and tranquility.
There are some people who find solace in different things. For Ronalyn, she finds peace in writing and taking random pictures. As she writes, she feels a sense of release from all the negative thoughts that have been consuming her mind. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, allowing her to express herself in ways that she couldn’t otherwise; writing is a way of healing. In her photographs, she freezes the moments that bring her joy and vulnerability. It’s her way of documenting the beauty around her, giving her a sense of purpose.