24 Songs That Will Boost Your Confidence

24 Songs That Will Boost Your Confidence

We all have bad days and moments when our worlds seem to be crumbling. These songs will help you stand back up and find your place.
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Ever feel down and out? Do you resort to listening to the saddest songs you know to make you "feel better"? Let's be real: you might drown out your personal feelings with generally depressing emotions that the songs make you feel, but that doesn't actually help you feel better. Instead, the next time you're having a bad day or need a confidence boost, use this accessible playlist of songs that to lift your spirits and change your attitude. Before you know it, you'll be back to struttin' your stuff and feeling invincible.

1. Confident by Demi Lovato

Demi songs offer so much body positivity and other empowering lyrics that are sure to have you back on track in no time.


2. Man! I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain

When you're doubting your woman power, this song will minimize your negativity.


3. Firework by Katy Perry

Not only do I use this song for a pick-me-up, but it's also great for when you're working out.


4. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys aka the ultimate girl power fighter. She practices what she preaches and never fails to inspire.


5. Who Says by Selena Gomez

If anyone says you're not perfect, tune them out and tune in to this song instead.


6. Dancing Queen by ABBA

Be the dancing queen! Be whoever you desire and be proud of that person.


7. F**kin' Perfect by P!nk

Here;s one to rock out to remind you that you're amazing.


8. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

Oldie but goodie; this is my go-to for every "bad day" I've ever had.


9. Nobody's Perfect by Hannah Montana

Enough said.


10. She's Got It All by Kenny Chesney

Yes, he's country. But that does not detract from the significance of his words and the message of the song. If you can't stand to listen to it, read the lyrics!


11. Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld

It's always on the radio, so you might be sick of it at this point, but it's still a great song for those days when you just feel like nothing you do is right.


12. Born This Way by Lady Gaga

I think we all know enough to understand that any Lady Gaga song is empowering.


13. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

She's kind of annoying, I must admit. But she is all about body confidence, and it's important to learn to love yourself. Whether you're thin, fat, short, or tall, you are beautiful, and this song preaches that.


14. Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

I am in love with this song. It's definitely overplayed on the radio, so I always just changed the station whenever it came on. Once I actually listened to the lyrics, I realized how beautiful it is. It's a must.


15. Love Me by Katy Perry

Have you ever had someone tell you who to be or how to live your life? I admit that I have, and there is nothing worse than feeling like you don't own yourself. When you just need to take back control over your own life, listen to this song.


16. Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé

This tune is sure to make you feel like you can do anything; if you set your mind to it, you can! #yoncé


17. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

If you are EVER down on yourself because of something specific that happened or if you're just having a bad day, Bruno delivers a beautiful message in this song that will help you feel better. Play it on repeat. I promise it's acceptable.


18. One in a Million by Hilary Duff

You probably didn't think (or know) that she's still singing, but here's living proof that we should be thankful she didn't stop.


19. She Sets the City on Fire by Gavin DeGraw

Anything Gavin DeGraw is quality music in my opinion, but this is a must-listen to. Just do it. Please.



20. Perfect by One Direction

You don't have to be 1D's biggest fan to love this song.


21. My Girl by Dylan Scott

I cried a little when I listened to this song for the first time. It serves as a much-needed reminder that there is someone out there who literally thinks you are perfect. Find them.


22. One Thing by One Direction

If you're not a Directioner, my apologies for listing two of their songs. Even if you're not a 1D fan, this is tune is a must.


23. Gorgeous by X Ambassadors

This song sends the message that a person can be beautiful for making other feel beautiful, and I think that that's a wonderful quality. Ever hear the saying "it's not all about looks"? Well, this song speaks to that, and it couldn't be more true.


24. One in a Million by Backstreet Boys

Sometimes the problem is that we are blind to the people who are trying so desperately to help us and pick us up. This song is a great reminder that the person you've been longing for could be right in front of you.


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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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10 Quotes That Will Help You Realize Your Self-Worth

Sometimes you need a little pick me up and that's okay because I'm pretty sure it happens to everyone. When I need a pick me up, I tend to look over quotes that help with either giving me an ego boost or reminding me to keep working.

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These 10 quotes are from a notes page that I keep on my phone with a list of over 100 quotes. I keep quotes on my phone to give me reminders, advice, or even some motivation. I specifically chose these ten quotes to help anyone remind themselves to never give up and to know your self-worth, which is priceless.

1. "Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself."

This quote reminds me to only focus on what I think about myself and to continue bettering myself. The part of the quote that states, "never excuse yourself" really illuminates how there is always room for improvement in every aspect of your life. Never allow yourself to fall behind and to continue growing.

2. "I am left with no choice, but to create an empire from these ruins within me."

Anyone I am depressed (or heartbroken...), this quote reminds me you can only come up from rock bottom.

3. "If you're happy in yourself, you radiate happiness and attract happiness."

Any time I'm feeling down, I like to read this quote because it helps me work to getter better. The quote pushes me to get better because everything is much better and warmer when you're happy. Emotions soak in more, laughs are genuine, and happy tears become a reality.

4. "You don't need to be better than anyone else, you just need to be better than you used to be." -Wayne W. Dyer

Dyer's quote forces me to continue improving myself. I know this is similar to the first quote, but it helps even more because it reminds me to never forget where I came from.

5. "Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." -Louise L. Hay

When I am feeling down about myself, Hay's quote helps me get out of the funk because I will only continue to spiral if I only focus on the negative.

6. "I am the flower and the thorns. I don't need you to touch me in order to blossom." -Haley Hendrick

Hendrick's quote gives me the confidence to be a strong independent young woman. I do not need a pity party to feel better about myself. I can cope and continue growing because rain is the only way flowers bloom.

7. "Be nice to yourself. It's hard to be happy when someone is being mean to you all the time."

If you continue to criticize yourself and only focus on your "flaws," you will never be able to be happy. I know it is harsh but if you don't love yourself, you won't be able to ever fully love anyone. Being kind and allowing yourself to grow is the best self-care. Take a break from whatever you're busy with at the time if you need to. Take a breath and focus on the reasons you love yourself and what all you have accomplished.

8. "I wanna make my parents proud, my enemies jealous, and myself satisfies."

This quote points you in the direction of self-growth because it allows you to remember there are never excuses for yourself. Growing up is a part of life, so is adaptation and evolution. You have to go with the flow and keep up with the times.

9. "Your body is not a temple..."

"Your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest, thick canopies of maple trees and sweet wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated."

Do not ever let anything keep your down, break through the ceiling if you have to. Keep pushing and working for whatever dreams you have.

10. "You don't have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life..."

"You don't ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn't matter whether someone is s relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don't have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It's one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignored your boundaries, and "continues" to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go." — Daniell Koepke

Sometimes, you had to leave behind people you thought would be in your life forever because they're holding you back. Sometimes they just always bring negativity and make you feel bad about yourself. Sometimes people make cool jokes and don't understand how it isn't funny. These people are toxic and it is okay to remove them from your life. Keep growing but always remember what could have happened if you stayed behind.

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