17 empowering songs to get you ready for 2017
A new year, a fresh start. Does this evoke a “Yey!” or “Neh…” in you? Do you want to reach new goals or are last year’s goals still perhaps, ehem.. a bit delayed?
As Benjamin Franklin said: “Energy and persistance conquer all things”, so let’s do our best to have plenty of those two in 2017!
Many coaches talk about the art of goal setting, so I will only touch lightly on the subject, but what about preparing for the actual goal setting session? Or getting you out of a slump so you even want to make plans for the future?
If you are in the I-can-take-on-the-world kind of mood when you write down your wishes, intention or goals for the year to come, you can more easily and clearly envision the outcome, which in turn will increase the probability for you to reach your goals.
The magical trick
This is where this list of empowering songs comes in. My best trick for raising energy levels is music (especially ‘Levels’ by Aviici, who also is Swedish by the way, but this time I want to focus on empowering songs that has lyrics).
Depending on the starting position, I might need one song or a whole list to alter my state of mind. Dancing or any kind of movements along with a few deep breaths intensifies the feelings. Singing along too. I know you know this, but do you actually put on music when you are low or bored instead of checking social media, a movie or random youtube clips, snack or complain to a friend or just go to bed? Do it, let the music fill you up as often as you need to!
What will it do for my goals?
Back to the resolutions. The idea of being in a positive and mentally strong state is not that you will set completely unrealistic goals (write those down as visions or long term goals instead), but to infuse your goals with a kind of determined intention.
You can do it. Make a plan, figure out what the next step you can take is and do it, straight away. What can you do every day to get you closer to your goal? What habits and/or people to you need to support your endevour? And a very important question to answer: when will you do a follow-up on your progress? Do you need someone to help you with that? But first, here’s the Youtube version of the list for those of you who don’t have Spotify:
A few words to all of you who are having a down period or can’t see the point of this blog. I know a song and a dance (or ten) most probably won’t cure severe depression, but most of us can feel enthusiasm and life energy surging through us when we dance and listen to great music. If you’re not into setting goals because you think you won’t fulfill them anyway, or don’t deserve them, consider at least having the goal to get someone to help you truly accept that you are enough, lovable and deserving. It’s such a waste to believe anything else. Also, finding out what’s worth pursuing for you helps. You can do so much more than you think.
Oh, if you count the songs you see I added a bonus track. You can never get too many uplifting, empowering songs, right? If you’ve reached the end of the list and still feel low, just let the last one go on repeat, sing along with the chorus “I’m in the right type of mood” and dance like crazy.
Wish you all the best for 2017 and may your dreams come true!
Are you missing any great songs? Let’s keep adding to the list. Share your best tips and songs in the comments.
Want to hang around a little longer? Here are (most of) the videos one by one.
- Titanium, feat Sia
- Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
3. Get back up again, Trolls (Anna Kendrick)
4. Fight song, Rachel Platten
5. Good Life, One republic
6. Brave, Sara Bareilles
7. Firework, Katy Perry
8. Express yourself, Madonna
9. We can, LeAnn Rimes
10. I’m coming out, Trolls (Zooey Deschanel, Anna Kendrick)
11. Roar, Katy Perry
12. Unwritten, Natasha Beddingfield
13. Don’t you worry child, Swedish House Mafia
14. Born this way, Lady Gaga
15. It’s my Life – Bon Jovi
16. Love me, Katy Perry
17. Worth it, Fifth harmony