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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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

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You won’t see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won’t laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won’t go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They’ll miss you. They’ll cry.

You won’t fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won’t get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won’t be there to wipe away your mother’s tears when she finds out that you’re gone.

You won’t be able to hug the ones that love you while they’re waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won’t be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won’t find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won’t celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won’t turn another year older.

You will never see the places you’ve always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You’ll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it’s not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don’t let today be the end.

You don’t have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It’s not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I’m sure you’re no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won’t do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you’ll be fine.” Because when they aren’t, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

For help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Yet Found Herself, Keep Looking

You will eventually find her in all the right places, I promise.

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They say you are supposed to go through your awkward transition phase during middle school, but you still feel like you haven't quite figured it out. They say you are supposed to join a club in order to "find yourself", but then you end up sitting in the back watching everyone laugh and catch up. You feel out of place--like you're existing somewhere you just don't belong. Let me be the voice telling you that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now. Every decision you've ever made has led you to this place. This is, of course, much harder to grasp than to just say. Really though, you're doing just fine!

Finding out the things you don't like to do are just important as discovering your passions when it comes to finding your true self. Don't be afraid to join that club, talk to the girl next to you in class, and explore your interests. You might hate it. You might want to run away, but at least you're learning about yourself and where your comfort zone lies. Finding yourself is a life long process, so don't expect an Aha! moment where you have finally hit your destination. Think of it more as a sense of confidence of comfortability in who you are and what you stand for.

Stepping away from friends and family for some time may also lead you to who you are. Often, we grow up and mature only to have the same beliefs, morals, and political opinions as our parents. It's not our fault and we aren't childish, we just trust our parent's judgment and see their conscience as nothing but truth. Part of gaining independence is questioning your own biased beliefs and reevaluating them so they reflect your character better. Same goes with friends. Try to spend a Friday night in with yourself. See what you do. Do you watch a movie? Do you catch up on homework? Do you paint your nails? What is it that makes you feel happy when nobody else is around? By considering the answer to this question, you're one step closer to figuring this whole life thing out.

You may also want to try stepping away from your phone. Your social media (this shouldn't come as a surprise) is giving you the false idea that everyone around you knows exactly what they're doing and enjoys doing it all. Not true. So not true actually, everyone else is struggling to find out just who they are. You and your phone need some distance.

Finding yourself doesn't just happen. You need to explore the world around you and you'll eventually find out where your place is. Be patient with the process and know the right steps will surface when you're ready to take them. Be kind to yourself and have the bravery to discover the girl inside you (I hear she's really cool).

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