To put it simply, because it makes you feel fucking good!
I’m currently sat on my bed, developing a tan, listening to one of my five absolute classics for my own positivity playlist songs. It’s so good that I’m having a little boogie, flipping my ponytail around, throwing my hands in the air, you get the gist…
If you don’t have five go to songs that can pull you straight out of a down day, then you can steal mine from below but I urge you to seriously personalise your positivity playlist.
I started my own (mental) playlist back in 2012 when I had my bad patch (read about that here). There was one song that would always pull me out of a deep, dark depressive day. I related to each verse and the chorus just nailed the resolution. I am of course talking about Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine. It’s one of those songs that just penetrates the soul and really gives you the pep talk you knew you needed!
Since then, I have slowly amassed a small anthology of songs that will perk me right up in four minutes or less (estimation). However, of all the songs there are five that really build me up and lift those dark clouds.
– The Playlist –
- Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine
- Darlin’ – Avril Lavigne
- Fuck You – Sleeping With Sirens
- My Heart Will Go On – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
- Looking Up – Paramore
I mean, I do also sing these songs at the top of my little lungs so that probably helps. Each one has that perfect message for pulling you away from the downward spiral that you can get trapped in.
So, why not create your own positivity playlist and please feel free to throw it my way, I would love to add to the above with your suggestions!
Until next time lovelies,