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28 Songs to Dance to in the Kitchen on Valentine’s Day

28 Songs to Dance to in the Kitchen on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to do something nice for your sweetie. Want to make it special and sexy? What better way than to press up against each other in the kitchen after a romantic candlelit dinner, just the two of you? Here’s a playlist of 28 songs to dance to in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day.

1. A Dedication by Washed Out

“Don’t be scared it’s over now, I swear.”
Everything’s okay when you’re in each other’s arms.

2. It’s Different by Dear Rouge

“It’s so different when we touch.”
A Valentine song for the sweet and passionate butterflies that last.

3. Beth/Rest by Bon Iver

“Our love is a star, sure some hazardry, for the light before and after most indefinitely.”
Poetic and lovely.

4. Hot Dreams by Timber Timbre

“I wanna wake, I wanna wake, I wanna wake from hot dreams of you.”
If you want something sexy, this is the one.

5. Journal of Ardency by Class Actress

“This game of cruelty is easily the most boring part of the week.”
Love can be so cruel.

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6. Summer Wine by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

“Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring. My summer wine is really made from all these things.”
Maybe you’re tipsy on each other’s company, or maybe it’s the wine.

7. Voilà by Françoise Hardy

“Voilà je regarde les autres pourtant je ne leur trouve rien.”
Just say, “Je t’aime.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqegv4qoEdo

8. Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

“All along it was a fever. A cold sweat hot-headed believer.”
Is it hot in here?

9. Pull Me Down by Mikky Ekko

“But your name is a wave washing over me. No games just a slave to you totally.”
You know you’re in it for good when you’ll let your lover pull you down.

10. Tiff by Poliça ft. Justin Vernon

“Go ahead and play for keeps.”
Embrace and sway a little with this tune.

11. You Got Me by The Roots ft. Erykah Badu

“If you were worried ’bout where I been or who I saw or what club I went to with my homies, baby don’t worry you know that you got me.”
Some hot hip hop for lovers.

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12. Under Your Spell by Desire

“I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, I do nothing but think of you.”
You can both drink the love potion tonight.

13. Fifteen by Goldroom ft. Chela

“It’s been a long time, wondering why the summer smells like sin and wonder.”
It’s like being back in high school with this Valentine song.

14. Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone

“She said, ‘Hello mister, pleased to meet ya.’ I wanna hold her, I wanna kiss her. She smelled of daisies.”
A Valentine song full of longing and wanderlust.

15. Harvest Moon by Neil Young

“When we were strangers, I watched you from afar. When we were lovers, I loved you with all my heart.”
For dancing in the moonlight, or the candlelight.

16. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis

“Like a river flows surely to the sea, Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be.”
Maybe it’s foolish, maybe it’s fate. It’s surely a sweet Valentine song.

17. Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding

“Darling, I’ve been so satisfied. Honey, since I met you.”
The fatal attraction of coffee and cigarettes can’t keep you from dancing to this Valentine song.

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18. Sea of Love by Phil Phillips

“Do you remember when we met? That’s the day I knew you were my pet.”
An oldie but goodie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroRtEUmZcU

19. Coffee by Sylvan Esso

“Wrap me in your arms. I can’t feel it, but rock me in your arms.”
Just do as Sylvan says there.

20. Let Her Go by Passenger

“You see her when you close your eyes. Maybe one day you’ll understand why.”
All you need to understand is the feeling of each other close and swaying.

21. Anna Mashup by Taken by Trees and CFCF

“You will never see what you mean to me.”
It’s cute and it’s sweet.

22. For Your Love by Stevie Wonder

“And for your love I would do anything. Just to see you smile upon your face.”
If you would do anything, start by dancing to a Valentine song in the kitchen.

23. Je Suis Perdue by Gigi Gaston

“Je perde le sommeil et je perde le pétille.”
If you’re losing sleep, let it be to dancing to this Valentine song.

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24. Your Sweet Touch by Bahamas

“Time means so much if all I have is your sweet touch.”
A Valentine song for the sweet touch of dancing close.

25. Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

“Well it’s been building up inside of me for, oh, I don’t know how long. I don’t know why, but I keep thinking something’s bound to go wrong.”
Not much can go wrong when you’re dancing in the kitchen to a Valentine song.

26. Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac

“You could be my silver springs, blue green colors flashing. I would be your only dream, your shining autumn, ocean crashing.”
A sort of sad one, but lovely nonetheless.

27. Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan

“When the rain is blowin’ in your face, and the whole world is on your case, I could offer you a warm embrace, to make you feel my love.”
A Valentine song for a sweet embrace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2qlO8HH20

28. You’re the Best by Wet

“I can’t forget. Hold these arms around me. Think of how you found me, found me in those arms.”
A Valentine song for the best one yet.

If you’re still looking for some sizzling Valentine’s Day date ideas, read this: How to Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day Date for Your Loved One.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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