It is said that music is a universal language. It doesn’t matter in which language it is sung, one can still appreciate the ebb and flow of the notes even if you can’t understand the words. Music can illicit so many different emotions. Music can move us to tears, make us smile with joy or inspire us to move. Music is good to fill in the silence if you are feeling alone. Music can motivate us to create art, dance and sing. It can enhance a romantic moment or help us remember traditions. It can activate memories of bygone days. Music is powerful. We praise God through the singing of hymns. We can enjoy the music of nature without a single instrument used other than our ears.
Music can be used in our self-care routine as well if we choose the right songs. When you are feeling down about yourself, listen to one or more of the songs listed below to pick up your spirits and put you back on the right track to self-love and body positivity:
While you are enjoying some of the tunes from the list above, engage in an activity that you love; bike riding, walking on the beach, gardening, dancing in your living room, soaking in the tub, laying in the sun (with sunscreen of course), spring cleaning or cooking. Or do nothing at all, simply sitting and soaking up the positive vibes found in the message of the song.
Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and remind yourself today of how amazing you are and how deserving of love you are from yourself and others. If no one else has told you this today, listen to a song that tells you what you need to hear.