So often we don’t stop and take those small opportunities during our hectic days to slow down and calm our minds. When you need some encouragement or some little mantras to calm yourself down before you throw your work keyboard across the room, come back to these lyrics. They can also serve as great reminders to cut out the stress and the insecurities that come with being a woman trying to figure it all out. It doesn’t matter if you’re stressed or #blessed, you’ll appreciate these lyrics.
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
– Tim McGraw Humble and Kind
We all know too well how hard it is to get that entry-level job and be taken seriously as a new professional while having these great big dreams we can’t wait to achieve. When it gets to the point when we finally achieve these dreams, don’t forget to remember where you came from.
Acceptance is the key to be
To be truly free
Will you do the same for me?
– Katy Perry Unconditionally
With the recent shooting in Orlando and all the other bigoted, hateful, stereotypical judgments out in the world, we could all use a little more love. If you want to be accepted as you are, you should accept others the same way, remember the golden rule from childhood.
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you?
– Colbie Caillat Try
Preach Colbie, preach. Don’t forget to focus on what really matters: your relationship with yourself. If you don’t like yourself, work towards a lifestyle change. If you do like yourself (and you should!) make sure to remind yourself every day.
You wake up, flawless
– Beyoncé, Flawless
Does this even need an explanation? Always remember you are a strong, confident woman!
I’m shining like fireworks, over your sad empty town
– Taylor Swift, Dear John
A great reminder that even during an especially bad breakup or tough time, you are still you! Don’t lose your spark and keep rising above the haters or that one terrible ex-boyfriend.
I will be brave. I will not let anything take away,
What’s standing in front of me
– Christina Perri, A Thousand Years
This can apply to a relationship worth fighting for, your job, or even your sense of self. Don’t let anyone take anything from you. You alone have to fight for what you want.
Home is wherever I’m with you
– Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Home
It can be easy to forget what’s truly important in your life: family, friends, and love. Don’t take what you have for granted and keep the people in your life who make you feel at home simply by being around them.
I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion
– Rachel Platten, Fight Song
For all those times you thought you couldn’t make a difference because you were just one person, just one voice, just one opinion. You can do anything you set your mind to so go out and make your explosion!
And what it all boils down to
Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet
– Alanis Morissette, Hand in My Pocket
Oh Alanis, one of our original angsty women that always told it like it is. This is a great reminder on those days when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing with your life. Just remember that no one else does either.
She said, “I don’t smoke”
“But sometimes I need a long drag”
“Yeah, I know it might sound bad”
“But sometimes I need a smoke break”
– Carrie Underwood, Smoke Break
This entire song is great to make you take a breather. Seriously, just take a breath, take a break, take a walk, get a drink, take whatever version of your “smoke break” you need to help you get through the hard parts of your day.
So crack open your Spotify or iTunes or Pandora and make yourself a daily playlist! Keep these ideas in mind and you’ll be on your way to a happier and healthier daily routine. Keep being the kind, awesome, funny, feminist self you are! Don’t let the bad things get you down, stand up for what you want, and don’t be afraid to stand in your light and own your life!