Mini Guide

Consiglio: A well-maintained playlist is a great time capsule gift to your future self

Consiglio del giorno che ti può essere utile:

It's easy to go through phases of listening to different music without keeping track of what you're listening to, and years later it can be hard to remember and find old favourites.

Since 2010, I've maintained a playlist called 'Themes'. Every 3-6 months, I add a new song following these rules:

  • it's a song I've recently discovered
  • I've been listening to it on repeat
  • it captures how I've been feeling (to some degree, at least)
  • once it's on the list, it stays on the list (no takebacks)

This has given me a 2-hour timeline of just about every stage of my life for the last ten years. I can listen through it and remember exactly where I was, who I was with, what I was going through, and how I was feeling in that time. Some of the songs are still my favourites, others less so, but they all bring back memories.

Has anyone else done something like this? I really recommend it, that playlist is really valuable to me.