In the world today, now more than ever, self love is a needed and precious commodity. And, to surround yourself with subtle reminders becomes necessary. What better reminder is there than music?
I have compiled 7 songs that speak all about loving, being and owning exactly who you are.
Natasha Bedingfield, “Freckles”
Sometimes I still feel like the little girl who doesn’t belong in her own world / But I’m getting better and I’m reminding myself.
India Arie, “Video”
I’m not the average girl from your video / And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally, Because I am a queen.
Jessie J, “Who You Are”
It’s okay not to be okay. / Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart. / Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising, / Just be true to who you are.
Cobie Caillat, “Try”
You don’t have to try so hard…you just have to get up, get up, get up…you don’t have to change a single thing.
Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle”
Live right now. Yeah, just be yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.
Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
Say what you wanna say. And let the words fall out. Honestly I wanna see you be brave.
Katy Perry, “Love Me”
But now, I don’t negotiate with insecurities. They always seem to get the best of me. I found I had to love myself, the way I wanted you to love me.
I recommend downloading these and putting them on replay. Go out there with a deep love and appreciation of who you are, and notice the difference it makes in how you view the world around you.