Thinking of your relationship, what's the first song that comes to mind?
Music is awesome. Few things in life can capture our emotions or thoughts quite like music can. Those tunes are not only essential to us individually, but they can also help you create and remember moments of you and your partner.
What is you and your partner's song? The one that you can't help but smile and think about your love when you hear it.
Today, we will look at the power of music when it comes to memory and how you can use songs to collect and reminisce on those special times together.
Week TWO: MEMORIES WITH MUSIC
Have you ever been walking in the store, and a song starts playing over the speaker that reminds you of your childhood? Do you remember the most popular song in high school? The first song you danced with your partner? What about that jingle from the radio commercial you hear WAY too much?
Music has an incredible way of evoking memories from our brain and is even being studied with Alzheimer's or severe brain injury patients to help them with memory.
It all has to do with what part of your brain is stimulated when you hear a familiar song. But we don't want to get into all that. Let's just keep it simple: music helps with memory.
So, how do you put this into play within your relationship? Well, this month's topic is all about creating memories with your partner and different ways to do so. This week, let's talk about music!
Do you and your partner have a song? One that might have been special to you early in your relationship or one that you've come across over the years together? When you listen to that song, what emotions are brought up? What do you think about? It doesn't have to be a "love" song to work either. Those songs that are special to us bring back when we were first learning about each other or when we were falling in love. Those same feelings are reignited within, and that romance is sparked back up.
But if those songs are so powerful, why don't we have more? What if you created a new playlist or thought of a new song for every special moment in your relationship?
With today's technology and resources, it's never been easier to document your special moments with songs. You can use Spotify, Apple Music, or whatever works for you, but find ways to incorporate more music into your memory-making.
For example, if you were to create a playlist of your first year together and had to choose ten songs to encapsulate that year best, what songs would you pick?
What about your last date night? What song best symbolizes your night out or your night in? If you are a part of our date night box program, then you already know we do this for you with our monthly Spotify playlists!
With this week's date night ideas, we have a few challenges for you to put this concept into action, but you can start tonight with this week's Monday Motivation below!
OUR RELATIONSHIP PLAYLIST
What to do: Come up with your Top 5 memories as a couple (you should already have this list from earlier in the month). Write them down on a piece of paper, or better yet, create a new playlist on Spotify called "Our Top 5 Moments".
Every night this week, choose one of those five memories and come up with 3-5 songs that will help remind you of that moment. The best way to do this is for you both to sit quietly with your eyes closed, thinking of that moment. Try and remember every detail, from the weather to the sights and sounds around you. What did you feel, what did you hear, what did you smell? All of it!
Together, talk about a few things that come to mind. Brainstorm a couple of key characteristics of that memory and then research some songs that might fit. Once you find 3-5 perfect ones for that memory, write them down or add them to your playlist. By the end of the week, you'll have a playlist of between 15 and 25 songs all about the most perfect moments of your relationship (so far).
Date Night Ideas
Let's make some memories with music!
Are you ready for some music-inspired date nights?! We've got three date night ideas for you today that are sure to have you singing out loud with each other! (Totally okay if you're not a good singer, that just means you will have to harmonize with your partner!) 😋
Click below to see this week's set of date night challenges!