Music: Listen to some tunes

When you're sad, do you start playing the Backstreet Boys and jam to the romantic melodies? When you're angry, do you ever resonate with Linkin Park's songs? Music is a universal art that all humans can relate to. The lyrics, the instruments, the rhythms, --something draws us in to each song.

Watch this video as a student describes how she relaxes and what kind of music she likes.

Music can help soothe you, reducing any tension you may be feeling. Upbeat music can help you feel more positive and may even get you grooving to the beat. Soulful music can work wonders when you're stressed.

Here is a list of some of my favorite songs that relax me. Ask your friends what they listen to when they are stressed. You might discover some new artists.

"Breakdown" by Jack Johnson

"Million Pieces" by the Newsboys

"Farmhouse" by Phish

"Something Pretty" by Patrick Park

"How to Save a Life" by The Fray

"24" by Switchfoot

"Swing Life Away" by Rise Against

"Details in the Fabric" by Jason Mraz

"I Feel Home" by O.A.R.

"Something's Missing" by John Mayer