Music can be a powerful tool to motivate and influence our moods.

I use music to give me energy when I need to do housework, to calm me down when I’m agitated, and to focus my mind on God when I’m praising.

Here are a few of my go-to classical pieces to jumpstart your week:

A gorgeous bittersweet piano concerto from Beethoven … (if you’ve seen Immortal Beloved this has additional heart-string tugging power)
Elgar’s stirring tribute to a noble friend: Nimrod from the Enigma Variations
And if you’re working on a sad scene, Albinoni’s Adagio.  Dark, but beautiful.
Hope you are as inspired as I am.  Feel free to share your favourites too!