I believe that what we read, watch or listen to has a huge impact not only on our mood at the moment but also on beliefs we develop and ultimately who we become. Think of it like food for the mind. If you eat trashy food for a long period of time, you probably won’t look or feel great in your body. It’s the same with the content you allow to reach your mind. If you keep on watching romantic comedies where women’s only goal in life is to find a boyfriend or get married, you will very likely find yourself blindly chasing these things in your life too. Or if you listen to a lot of hip hop and R&B with lyrics that objectify women, you might find yourself subconsciously absorbing these beliefs and even if you’re female, you might find that you catch yourself behaving in ways that might make you feel unworthy or disrespected or judge other women through such lens. As many of us find themselves with extra time on our hands these days, I would like to share with you a list of my top high value content when it comes to things to read, watch and listen to in case you find yourself out of ideas or having re-watched all seasons of Jersey Shore find yourself craving for some more inspiring and empowering content 😉Continue reading
Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within
Today’s music inspiration is very special. Hardly ever do we find a song expressing so much truth and value any more.
Christina Aguilera’s ‘The Voice Within’ is a song I used to like a lot as a child. It moved me deeply by its sadness but back then I didn’t quite understand or realize what it was actually about. If I did, perhaps I would have saved myself a few tears and bad decisions… Continue reading
Jennifer Lopez – Let’s get loud
This one is pretty old but it somehow doesn’t lose it’s charm with time. This is a perfect song for the summer and there is some great advice on how to live hidden in the lyrics too! 😉
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Catherine Zeta-Jones & Renée Zellweger – I Move On
Out of hundreds of positive and motivating songs I know, there is one that holds a very special place in my heart. This classic from ‘Chicago’ movie simply never fails to cheer me up and make me feel strong enough to keep going no matter what. Take a look at the lyrics, so uplifting!
True happiness lies within…
Every once in a while each of us encounters those special words on our way. It might be one sentence or a few, but it has an extremely powerful impact on us and can provoke a massive shift in thinking. Often, these words come to you when you least expect them, from a place where you would least expect them to appear. Not a long time ago, I’ve encountered this kind of quote in a song of Chrysta Bell and David Lynch. It’s about searching for happiness within yourself instead of the outside world. I find it really true for myself.
Pharrell Williams – Happy
I wasn’t around here for quite some time but now I’m back for good! And I have plenty of treats for you up my sleeve so be prepared! 🙂
This song has become popular from the very first moment it was released but I’m pretty sure it’s not just because of the fact that it’s sung by Pharrell Williams… There is something to it that actually seems to cheer people up. Any time I hear it in public, people around me start to swing to the rhythm, hum or simply smile. It’s amazing!
That’s why I strongly recommend it for your personal positive music collection. If you don’t have your playlist yet, you should definitely make it right now. It’s a great tool to have close at hand any time you feel bad. Music has the real power to change your mood instantly, so why not use it?
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
Here’s just another positive incentive!
This classic by The Beatles may be about the upcoming summer, but also, metaphorically, about the fact that every bad situation comes to an end and then the sun comes back to your life 🙂
So don’t worry! Whatever happened, it won’t last forever.
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
It wouldn’t be a proper blog on positiveness without the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” song! I can’t imagine anything more uplifting than this. Whenever you feel down, just listen to this and feel the worries drift away. The song says it all for itself. Enjoy!
Snoop Lion – The Good Good
One of the secrets to keep being positive and happy in life is to surround yourself with positive things. One of these could be the music you listen to. If it sends a good message and makes you feel better right from the start of the day, your mind will keep your focus on the bright sides of any situation you come across. So here is my first suggestion with the lyrics.
It’s a song by Snoop Dogg, who has changed his stage name to Snoop Lion after the huge transformation in his life. Now he’s all about love and peace and although many people criticize him for that, I personally think that we should admire him. All the positive messages he’s now sending out to the world make me start believing in humanity once again.
“The Good Good” is a song with both a positive melody which makes you feel, well, good, and also the lyrics which are about appreciating the presence and the love of the people in our lives. Keep it up, Snoop!