I believe that sometimes music can speak louder than words. I have an endless list of songs that help me get through my days. I think this is one of the tools that has helped me the most.
I think as people we find a lot of comfort in knowing that we aren't alone. When listening to music and really understanding the lyrics, you begin to see that when it comes down to it, everyone seems to be fighting, or has fought, the same battle. Everyone is fighting against what society deems "normal," everyone is fighting their insecurities, everyone is fighting the opinions of the people around them, and everyone is fighting the opinions they have of themselves.
Through music we realize that our personal battles don't divide us as much as we think. Sure, we all cope in different ways, take different paths, have been brought into our battle in different ways, and of course battle under different circumstances but in the end we all seem to have some of the same factors.
When fighting my battle gets a little too hard, I look to my music. Some songs I relate to, but other songs are just to get my mind in a better place.
Here’s a list of songs to make you feel good:
“Don't criticize yourself no more, You got a smile worth fighting for”
“No one deserves to be forgotten. No one deserves to fade away.”
“This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I'm alright song.
My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong. [...]
And I don't really care if nobody else believes, 'cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me.”
“But I'm not that girl anymore. Yeah, I lost the battle but I won the war.
'Cause I, I, I'm worth fighting for.”
“Hear me out, there's so much more to life than what you're feeling now.
Someday you'll look back on all these days and all this pain is gonna be invisible.”
“Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else”
“Cut me down but I won't fall, I'm not a paper doll”
“No need to fix what's beautiful, you're beautiful.”
“You don't need to change you just need to be”
“Wait a second, why, should you care, what they think of you?
When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?”
“We get it right and we get it wrong, but we got used to staying strong.
We're taking over”
“Even when the dark comes crashing through, when you need a friend to carry you, and
when you’re broken on the ground, you will be found. So let the sun come streaming in,
'Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again”
Here is a playlist of these feel good songs and more:
If your warrior songs aren't included in this playlist send me an email so I can share what has helped you!