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by Serena Reidy (subscribe)
Freelance writer and avid reader living in the North of London. Check out my blog at www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com
Published January 30th 2021


We all have days when life gets a bit too much and we don't have the energy to do anything. We feel overwhelmed, tired, anxious and hopeless - and this has become even more of an issue due to the pandemic. Many of us are either stuck at home because lockdown has forced our workplaces to shut, or we are working more than usual and long for a break. Not being able to socialise, travel or relax has made our lives very monotonous - and that's precisely why self-care is so important. Everyone needs time away from social media and our daily responsibilities to unwind and recharge our batteries. Music is one of the things we can always count on to cheer ourselves up, and many artists have released songs that are uplifting, empowering, and show you that you are capable of doing anything. I've gathered 30 of the best motivational and inspirational songs to brighten up your day if you're feeling a bit down. So step away from social media, open up your Spotify or YouTube app, and put on this playlist:

1. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

"I am beautiful no matter what they say / Words can't bring me down"



2. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara

"But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark / You should know you're beautiful just the way you are"



3. Warrior - Demi Lovato

"Now I'm a warrior / Now I've got thicker skin / I'm a warrior / I'm stronger than I've ever been"



4. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato

"Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground / Like a skyscraper"



5. Fighter - Christina Aguilera

"'Cause it makes me that much stronger / Makes me work a little bit harder / Makes me that much wiser / So thanks for making me a fighter"



6. Who Says - Selena Gomez

"Who says you're not perfect? / Who says you're not worth it? / Who says you're the only one that's hurting?"



7. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

"'Cause you're amazing / Just the way you are"



8. Firework - Katy Perry

"You don't have to feel like a waste of space / You're original, cannot be replaced"



9. Wings - Little Mix

"Mama told me not to waste my life / She said spread your wings my little butterfly / Don't let what they say keep you up at night"



10. This Is Me - Keala Settle

"I am brave, I am bruised / I am who I'm meant to be, this is me"



11. Unstoppable - Sia

"I'm unstoppable / I'm a Porsche with no brakes / I'm invincible / Yeah, I win every single game / I'm so powerful / I don't need batteries to play / I'm so confident / Yeah, I'm unstoppable today"



12. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger / Stand a little taller / Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone / What doesn't kill you makes a fighter"



13. Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld

"I love me! Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else"



14. I Love Me - Demi Lovato

"But I'm a ten out of ten / Even when I forget"



15. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

"I will survive / Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive"



16. Fight Song - Rachel Platten

"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"



17. Who You Are - Jessie J

"Don't lose who you are / In the blur of the stars / Seeing is deceiving / Dreaming is believing / It's okay not to be okay"



18. Survivor - Destiny's Child

"I'm a survivor / I'm not gon' give up / I'm not gon' stop / I'm gon' work harder / I'm a survivor / I'm gonna make it"



19. Ok Not To Be OK - Marshmello & Demi Lovato

"It's okay not to be okay / When you're down and you feel ashamed"



20. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba

"I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down"

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