self-reg is yelling at sheep on a fen road

I’ve written before on here about my own strategy of enjoying yelling along to music, as a means of preemptively self-regulating.

Because when I’m stressed out, I have a tendency to want to yell (at my kids), so I take that need, recognise it, and preemptively meet it in a non harmful way, when I’m not at 100% tapped out — when I’m at 10%, or 50%, or 70%, and I’m in my car driving, then I yell (along with music). It gives me strong proprioceptive feedback through my jaw, lungs, abdomen, diaphragm. It is paired with a delightful sensory experience of hearing music that I love. Lately, it’s also paired with even more sensory delight in it being warm enough outside to have the window down and wind blowing in my face and hair, which I adore.

Anyway, I made a playlist of songs that I love for this purpose! Songs where I love to yell along with them, that typically have a fast pace and lyrics that are good for shouting. In case this is the first time you’re hearing me talk about this, here’s a post that talks about yelling as sensory self-regulation more in depth.


[Image description:
A screenshot of a Spotify playlist. The name of the playlist is “self-reg is yelling at sheep on a fen road”, which is intentionally humorous to me and makes me smile when I click on it. (A fen road is a rural road going through flat wetlands around where I live. Please note that I am not yelling at the sheep in a mean way. They simply get to hear me sing by virtue of being everywhere around here.)
The songs showing on the screenshot are:
Back to Earth (ft Fall Out Boy) by Steve Aoki and Fall Out Boy
Ship on Fire by Zeal & Ardor
Luck by American Authors
This is Gospel by Panic! At the Disco
There’s So Much Energy In Us by Cloud Cult
Top of the World by Greek Fire
Other songs in this playlist but not showing up in the screenshot are:
Madness by Muse
Sonne by Rammstein
High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco
Joy by Bastille
We Are Young (ft Janelle Monáe) by fun. and Janelle Monáe
Blind Leading the Blind by Mumford & Sons
The Wolf by Mumford & Sons
Be Still And Breathe by Ivoryline
Dance Monkey by Tones And I
Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Move Along by The All-American Rejects
Closer Than We Think by The Classic Crime
Can’t Stop by OneRepublic
Rather Die by Barns Courtney
Raise Your Glass by P!nk
So What by P!nk
Trouble by Valerie Broussard
Breaking by Anberlin
Impossible by Anberlin
It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
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