Spotify's "Daily Wellness" Playlists May Be Just What You Need to Feel Calm and More Mindful

Pearl Cadigan
Shot of a young woman using headphones while relaxing on the sofa at home
Shot of a young woman using headphones while relaxing on the sofa at home

We all know how difficult it can be to prioritize our own health and happiness, especially when stress levels are high. Fortunately, Spotify's "Daily Wellness" playlists have made self-care more accessible than ever, using a mix of music and podcasts to bring mindfulness and positivity to every day.

For a long time, I didn't even really understand what wellness was, and I certainly wasn't dedicating time in my daily routine to it. But I've since learned that it's all about taking steps toward a healthier, more satisfying life, and the path to wellness is different for everyone. For some, it takes the form of a green smoothie or morning yoga, and for others, it might look like going on an afternoon walk or reading a chapter of a book before bed.

As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, figuring out how and when to incorporate "me time" into my routine - and for that matter, even accepting that I'm worthy of "me time" - has been challenging. I've tried practicing yoga and meditation, going on mindful walks, and a number of other things, but I'd never been able to keep up with them consistently. I'd pretty much given up on incorporating wellness into my everyday routine until I discovered my "Daily Wellness" playlist.

Related: I Pay $8 a Month For This Meditation App, and It's Done SO Much For My Anxiety

How the Unplug Meditation App Helped Ease My Anxiety
How the Unplug Meditation App Helped Ease My Anxiety

Found under the Made For You section of the app, Spotify's "Daily Wellness" playlists consist of personalized feel-good music picks, mixed with podcasts like Yoga Girl Daily and The Slowdown. Each morning, the playlist is updated with episodes and songs to get you motivated, and in the evening, it refreshes with content to help you relax and unwind.

I usually listen to my playlist first thing in the morning while doing other tasks, such as making myself breakfast or even taking a shower.

Because I already spend hours on Spotify every day, the playlist fits seamlessly into my routine. I usually listen to it first thing in the morning while doing other tasks, such as making myself breakfast or even taking a shower. I find that the combination of empowering songs - some of which I already know and some of which are refreshingly new to me - and quick meditation practices or breathing exercises give me the time and tools I need to feel centered then and throughout the day.

If you're like me and struggling to squeeze in some much-needed self-care, your "Daily Wellness" playlist may be just what you need to feel more mindful and inspired every day. Whether I'm dancing around my room to a Tyler, the Creator remix or standing in front of the mirror following a guided gratitude exercise, this playlist has become a significant part of my daily routine. We all deserve to feel calmer and happier, and this is one simple way to find those moments more often.

More From

  • 21 Top-Rated Body Highlighters From Sephora For Your Biggest Glow-Up Yet

    Make this summer the season of shimmer and spritz, sweep, or stroke on a top-rated body highlighter to bring your glow from zero to 100. After all, radiance isn't just for your face - as that dewy sparkle can spotlight your shoulders, arms, legs, and pretty much anywhere you'd love to subtly glisten in the sun. Sephora has a ton of powders, gels, sprays, and oils with a varying degree of shimmer so, whether you want to go semisheer or full music festival, there's something there for your body. Some add a touch of color and others are pure iridescent sparkle, but most can also be used on your face, hair, lips, and eyes, too. After smoothing on sun protection (always!), follow that with one of these top-rated body highlighters from Sephora when it's your time to shine. Check out our picks ahead.

  • My Favorite Dainty Gold Earrings Are Customizable - I Added My Birth Flower

    I have so many earrings, I should probably own two jewelry boxes for them, but lately, I've been reaching for simple, versatile pieces. One of my favorite sites to shop is Made by Mary, which is filled with delicate and stylish accessories. There are tons of designs to choose from, but I'm personally obsessed with these Evie Hoop Earrings ($42). Upon first glance, they look like classic hoops, but if you look closer, you can see there are fun little characters stamped on each earring. I got to customize each hoop with the shape of my choice. There are tons to choose from, including a paw print, cactus, bumblebee, airplane, heart, moon, and more. I decided to go with a rainbow on one side and my March birth flower (a cherry blossom) on the other side. I love that these earrings are special to my personality. I went with gold, but they come in silver and rose gold as well. Even the little box they arrived in was so cute - this design would make the perfect gift for a BFF or family member. I'll definitely be sending a pair to my sister with the "I love you hand" symbol stamped on. Read on for all the shopping details, then consider investing in these cool earrings for yourself. Related: I Can't Walk Down the Street Without Getting Compliments on These Kate Spade NY Citrus Heels

  • Elisabeth Moss to Star as Axe-Wielding Killer Candy Montgomery on Upcoming True Crime Series

    It's been 30 years since Texas housewife Candy Montgomery killed her friend Betty Gore with an axe on the night of June 13, 1980. On an upcoming limited series titled Candy, Universal Content Productions will shine some light on the chilling events leading up to Betty's untimely death.

  • We're Not Ready to Get Too Close to Friends and Family Yet, and It's Causing Tension

    Two years ago (pre-COVID-19, pre-social distancing, and pre-quarantine), my husband and I made the monumental, life-changing decision to uproot our lives and move our growing family across the country. I had lived thousands of miles away from my family in a fairly liberal community with a strong sense of social responsibility for a decade, only seeing my parents and brothers once or twice a year for holidays and weddings.