Do you wake up in the morning to certain songs to get your day started? Do you have that special playlist of songs that spice up your day and keep you MOTIVATED and INSPIRED?
If you were to take a peek into my iPod you’d be able to see my variety of playlists that I have saved. My workout list, my cleaning list, my theme songs-inspirational list, my bob ya head list, my gospel list, my jazz list, my writing list… I’m quite sure you get the picture. LOL
But different songs set the mood, stir up feelings, or get you just right. Some even put you in a place where nothing else going on matters. It’s just you, the headset, and your playlist. If you’re anything like me you probably know all the words and sing along even if you’re not on the right key (pointing at myself).
But with the right lyrics and beat, that occasional boost that you may need to inspire or motivate you is right there and all you have to do is hit play. Here are 10 songs off my playlist that help keep me MOTIVATED and INSPIRED:
1. Go Get It – Mary Mary
“Go get it, go get it, go get yo blessings.” Motivates you to “Go Get” your blessings right NOW!
2. Pieces of Me – Ledisi
“Ohhhh As the pieces of me start to unfold… Now I start to understand… All that I am… A woman not afraid to be strong STRONG…” Inspires you to find your strength from within and acknowledge who you are.
3. Closer – Goapele
“Closer to my dreams… I’m getting higher and higher… Feel it in my sleep…” Inspires you to keep your dreams in your sight and to remind yourself that you are closer to reaching them.
4. Golden – Jill Scott
“I’m taking my freedom, Pulling it off the shelf, Putting it on my chain, Wear it around my neck… I’m livin’ my life like it’s golden…” Inspires you to take back your freedom, take it everywhere with you, and truly live your life.
5. 1 On 1 – Zacardi Cortez
“I, I just need my one-on-one time with you. I might be selfish but I, I just can’t help it when it comes down to you.” Motivates you to have frequent one-on-one conversations with GOD.
6. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
“I am beautiful no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down. I am beautiful in every single way. Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no. So don’t you bring me down today.” Motivates you to be confident that you are beautiful regardless of the negative things that the world may think of you.
7. Keep Ya Head Up – 2 Pac
“When you come around the block brothas clown a lot. But please don’t cry, dry your eyes, never let up. Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nuttin don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you you should leave him. Cause sista you don’t need him.” Inspires you to keep your head up and think more of yourself even when people talk negative or down to you or about you.
8. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger stand a little taller.” Motivates you to come back and fight to reach the next level after experiencing a tough situation.
9. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
“So I like what I see when I’m looking at me… When I’m walking past the mirror… No stress through the night, at a time in my life… Ain’t worried about if you feel it… Got my head on straight, I got my mind right… I aint gonna let you kill it… You see I wouldn’t change my life, my life’s just…” Inspires you to be comfortable with who you are and the life that you have when you look in the mirror.
10. Same God – Tye Tribbett
“Please be, encouraged, this is not the first storm you’ve been through… You’ve been through worse, you didn’t come this far just to lose… He knows your needs, so take no thoughts on what you lost… God will restore, and this is how I’m sure…” Inspires you to stay encouraged through your storms because God will pull you through whatever it is that you’re going through.
We would like to hear from you:
What songs inspire and motivate you to keep your day flowing?
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