With the snow melting away and the sun coming out, my playlist has begun to brighten up a bit as well. These songs tend to give you the urge to bust a move and break into song; don’t say I didn’t warn you.
1. Happy- Pharrell Williams
Yes, I know everyone loves this song and probably everyone has heard it. But it is nowhere near overrated. You just can’t help but be happy when you hear this song! It just puts an involuntary smile on your face! Click here now to listen.
2. Counting Stars –One Republic
This song has such a subtle motivational aspect to it. The lyrics encourage you to think outside the box and follow your heart while the music is super danceable. Win! Click here now to listen.
3. La la la- Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
“La la la” is a fun song for it’s rebellious nature. It’s basically telling you not to listen to and believe everything people say, and I have to agree wholeheartedly. Click here now to listen.
4. Burn –Ellie Goulding
“Burn” is another song that has a subtle motivational feel. While it’s a dance song that could easily be a love story, it’s just as easily a message to make an impact on the world and leave your mark. Click here now to listen.
5. Neon Lights –Demi Lovato
This is easily the most danceable song on the list. Listen to this song and try NOT to dance. Go ahead, try. Seriously, this is such a feel good song. The kind that you dance to in the car (at stoplights of course…) in such a way that the driver in the car next to you starts staring. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. Click here now to listen.
Add these songs to brighten up your playlist! Any we missed?
The New Year is here and everyone is buzzing about how they plan to be the best they can be in 2014. The general weight loss and health posts are flooding your news feed and you may even be part of the movement. Instead, I have laid out small, achievable steps to inspire myself each day. If any of these small steps to daily inspiration sound like they could be beneficial to you in 2014, I hope that you will join me.
1. Find time each day to either reflect on or write out one thing in your life that makes you happy. Even with 365 days in a year I believe this will be achievable. It can be as simple as having a roof over your head. I prefer to write out my thoughts so I have purchased a notebook just for this purpose. If I am having a bad day, week or month I plan on flipping through it and reminding myself of all the happiness in my life.
2. Compliment someone in your life every day, whether it is a coworker, a family member, your significant other or a complete stranger. Recognizing valuable qualities and the good work of other individuals is both humbling and inspiring in itself. This small step will only reach its full potential in my eyes if I am truly genuine in my compliments to others. I will not just compliment someone for the sake of doing it.
3. Stop talking badly about others. Just stop. There are many times in my life I find myself gossiping for the sake of gossiping. If my discussion of another person is not something I would feel comfortable saying directly to them, I think it is best kept to myself. Happy people do not need to address others shortcomings to feel better about themselves. For any negative thought I have about another person I hope to address an area I can improve upon in my own life and switch the conversation.