I know it sounds weird, but I’ve recently had to make a daily appointment with myself to listen to music. As a teen, like most, I had music playing in the background always, attended concerts, and kept up with the latest bands. As I got busy in my 20’s with graduate school and work, music seemed to interfere with my concentration a lot of the time, so I saved it for evenings and exercise. Once I started having kids, there was always such commotion in the house, or the need for quiet during nap time, that music just sort of faded away without my noticing. Only my daily runs were plugged in, and though in retrospect running has partly for that reason always been one of my favorite ways to unwind and relax, I never realized.