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.

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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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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The Selflessness Of Self-Care

It is OK to nurture yourself before nurturing others.


Do you find yourself prioritizing taking care of others before taking care of yourself? I do.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Saiarchana, and I am a nurturer. Nurturing people is something that has almost become second-nature to me because I am so accustomed to doing it. I love uplifting others and being there to give them support when they are in need. I love giving support to others so much that I am even majoring in Psychology. Nurturing is something that is incredibly important to me. I nurture others because I don't want anyone to feel alone or unsupported.

But, sometimes I forget to nurture myself.

I used to believe that taking care of others involved sacrifice. This kind of sacrifice was my own energy and self-care. I lived under the belief that by pulling away and taking care of myself, I would be labeled as selfish. So, I kept on nurturing others around me.

Until I broke down.

I was giving so much support and care to others, that I had forgotten about me. I am also a very important person in my life. My relationship with myself is incredibly important, and I had forgotten that. I was so focused on pouring love and care to others, that I had forgotten to water myself with those same sustaining forces. I was getting drained and worn out from nurturing and giving love to so many people around me because I was neglecting myself.

When I realized what was happening, I finally understood: Love is not starvation. I do not need to starve myself in order to feed others. I do not need to neglect my self-care in order to care for and give love to the people around me. Nurturing others does not equate to neglecting myself. Because, once I neglect myself, I end up not being able to show up fully for the people in my life.

I read a quote by an influencer named Allie Michelle. Michelle said:

"Taking care of yourself is selfless. An empty well cannot give water to a village."

When I read this, it was as if my eyes developed clearer vision. I recognized that I believed that self-care was selfish when actually it is one of the most selfless things I can ever do for this world. When I am able to take care of myself, I am at a healthier and stable position to give care to others. When I give from a place of lack, I end up lacking more. Giving my energy to others when I am in desperate need of recharging my own energy will end up making me feel emptier. It is like the good analogy from Michelle's quote. I cannot give from an empty source. When I forget to give love and care to myself, I reach a point where there is nothing left to give to others, because I haven't maintained a solid foundation for myself.

Giving care to others should be a fulfilling experience, not a draining one. In order for it to be a fulfilling experience, I need to make sure I am not giving from a place of emptiness. I need to nurture myself because doing so will give me a stable foundation. So, I finally understand the key to nurturing others: making sure I am nurturing myself first.

So, what now?

I am going to continue giving love and care to others. But this time, I am going to make sure I am nurturing myself too.

I hope you nurture yourself too. You are worthy of the love and care you give to others.

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