I am the first to admit that women are horrible to themselves. If you like what you see in the mirror at any point in your life, kudos, because I think I speak for the majority of women when I say that a lot of us don’t feel that way. Still, self-love is something that is SOOOOOOO important to our happiness. We can’t truly allow ourselves to love others if we can’t stand ourselves. I’m sure you’ve heard that before – it is true. Because you can’t fully give yourself to someone when you’re worried about the parts you don’t like and think that they might not like either. So, take an hour, draw a bath, and listen to these 9 songs about how wonderful you are! Listen to all of the songs HERE!
- Run The World (Girls) – Beyoncé
Obviously we had to start out with some serious girl power! Get your jam on to this anthem and realize that YOU RUN THE WORLD.
- Who You Are – Jessie J
I found this song in high school and I’ve literally ugly cried to this in the darkness – that’s the level of relatability in this jam. BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE!
- I Want To Break Free – Queen
I totally want to talk about how silly us Americans are due to the simple fact that this song wasn’t a HUGE hit here in the States for some reason, but instead I will focus on how all of us want to break out of our own lives sometimes. Break those barriers, girl!
- Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
I know we all know and love Demi from her Disney Channel days but this chick has grown up to be a hardcore, REAL woman. She’s been super honest about her struggles and this song is reminiscent of that. She keeps rising back up, and so can you.
- The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
I LOVE JIMMY EAT WORLD and the teenage emo inside of me goes crazy listening to anything Jimmy. I specifically included this song for its lyrics which YOU MUST LOOK UP and also because this is a party anthem that everyone who was born in the early 90’s should know.
- This Is Me – Keala Settle and the cast of The Greatest Showman
IF YOU DIDN’T LIKE THIS MOVIE, YOU ARE WRONG. I cried during every song the first time I saw this movie. Like… sobbed. It is a piece that everyone who has ever felt out of place can relate to.
- She’s A Butterfly – Martina McBride
I loved this song when I was in middle school and I love it still. It describes how a girl changes into a butterfly as she grows and learns to fly. I’m reminded that there are still many chances for me to be that butterfly,.
- I’m On Fire – AWOLNATION
I love this cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic, and while i’m obsessed with the original, this version is so calming and ethereal – perfect for the winding down of this list.
- Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 – Yo-Yo Ma
The Man, The Myth, The Legend himself plays this gorgeous peace that EVERYONE loves – and for good reason. I find myself contemplating life when I listen to classical, and just enjoying the beauty of music just leaves me feeling full of love and light.
Listen to all of the songs HERE!