The Self-Love Playlist You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

The Self-Love Playlist You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

Songs about empowerment are just as important as love songs.

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Recently I curated a playlist of songs of different genres, tempos, and singers that all send messages of self-love and empowerment. There are so many playlists made of depressing songs or songs about love, but there is not nearly enough for self-love. Here is my playlist called "All Self Love", listen and make yourself feel

1. "Strip" (feat. Sharaya J) - Little Mix

Little Mix recently came out with this song, along with a music video that is all about confidence. "Strip" is the anthem for all girls, no matter their shape, size, skin color, etc. Not only are the lyrics extremely empowering, but the song is super catchy too, especially Sharaya J's rap part.

2. "You Should See Me In a Crown" - Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish's "You Should See Me In a Crown" is a powerful song that inspires confidence among her listeners. She sings "I'm gonna run this nothing town / Watch me make 'em bow" exemplifying the power that she possesses. Listening to this song will make you feel just as powerful.

3. "Sue Me" - Sabrina Carpenter

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"Sue Me" is a fun, upbeat song about thriving after a breakup. It is a great reminder that you don't need a significant other in order to feel good about yourself. Sabrina Carpenter wants to make sure that everyone knows that anyone can "sue her" for looking good and feeling good about herself!

4. "Fuck With Myself" - Banks

Banks wrote "Fuck With Myself" to show that she puts herself above everyone else. She will always love herself and "fuck with herself more than anyone else." This is a great message for everyone, especially those who feel as though they have lost themselves a bit.

5. "Money Power Glory" - Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is known for her confidence and elegance, and she does not stop short of this in her song "Money Power Glory" where she talks about wanting, well exactly what the title tells you. This song has tones of confidence and ambition that inspires her listeners.

6. "Motherlove" - Bea Miller

In an ode to Bea's least favorite kind of boys, fuck boys, she wrote "Motherlove" to send the message to them that she can please herself better than they ever could imagine, both physically and emotionally. "Motherlove" is a witty, but important song that every girl who is dealing with a fuck boy in her life should listen to.

7. "I Don't Care" - Ariana Grande

In "I Don't Care" Ariana wants the world to know that she does not care about its expectations and unreachable standards. She sings "If I can't be me, the fuck's the point?" which is a question we should all be asking ourselves whenever we succumb to the judgments of society.

8. "Broken Clocks" - SZA

"Broken Clocks" inspires people to move on from the things in their life, like jobs or relationships, that are holding them back from their highest potential. She wants her listeners to know that even through their mundane, robotic-like days, you still have the potential to make something out of yourself. It's ultimately up to you.

9. "Liability (Reprise)" - Lorde

"Liability (Reprise)" is a reprise of Lorde's song "Liability" where she talks about feeling as if she is too much for people. In the reprise, she tells herself, "you're not what you thought you were," something that a lot of people who think negative thoughts about themselves need to hear.

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Learn How To Be Single

I know people that just can't live without being in a relationship, and it's time for that craziness to end.

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Sure, falling in love is amazing. Humans are social creatures, so it makes sense as to why we love to hype up the idea of being in love. We feel worthy and validated if we constantly have someone that makes us feel special. What I have noticed throughout my teenage and young adult years, however, is some of my peers really do not know how to function when single. They have to have a boyfriend or girlfriend constantly. Y'all need to learn how to be single!

1. Fight Loneliness Head-on 

Obviously, everyone hates feeling lonely. When you are in a relationship, it's super easy to not get lonely. You consistently have someone to talk to and provide you with attention. However, when you are single, you have more time on your hands, which may often be spent alone. On the other hand, you can also spend this time with your friends, family, or on making new acquaintances. You can give your attention to a much wider span of humans, and through this learn that you don't need a special someone to prevent you from feeling lonely (you can have many someones).

2. Explore Your Personality

I've noticed a lot of my girl friends with boyfriends find their identity in their relationships. They transform their personalities according to what their boy prefers. This is just not healthy at all! We all have unique likings and personalities, and we develop these by interacting with a large range of people, not just one romantic partner. By branching out on your own, you learn so much more about yourself than if you are constantly spending your time with just one person.

3. Learn to Love Yourself

By spending time alone, doing things you enjoy, and forming platonic relationships, you begin to truly see your worth and find that no one can take that away from you. On an airplane, they tell you to put your own oxygen mask before helping others. How are you going to love someone when you have no love for yourself? How are you going to have any love left when that person leaves? Like I said, falling in love is amazing and being in a relationship can be a perfectly healthy way to spend one's life. But if you don't know how to be single and satisfied with yourself first, the relationship is not going to be built on a strong foundation. Next time you find yourself single, meditate on that time before scrambling to find your next mate. I promise you, it's important.

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To The Girl Who's Sick Of Being Told She's 'Too Much'

Don't worry... You're not.

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I can't begin to tell you how many times I've been told I was "too loud, "too opinionated", "too open", "too sensitive", "too out there" or just plain "too much."

We're convinced from such a young age that we need to "dial it down" and sit back and watch as the world passes us by. But I have news for all of those people telling us these things: we're never changing. We can't just sit there and not express ourselves, not care, and do as we're told. In today's society, your voice and self-expression are your most important accessories and your most powerful weapon.

Use them as you please.
If someone ever tells you to dial it down, you take your "dial" and turn it to the max! You are strong and independent and the only people that should matter to you are the people sitting front and center for whatever you have to say, do, or feel.

Always remember to take pride in what you bring to the table and never be afraid to sit alone at that table. The only thing you should ever be afraid of is whether or not you're truly expressing yourself. Nobody's opinion matters more than your own. If you want to wear that new outfit that's not "in style", where it and add some hoops! If you want to speak out against something you don't feel is right, bring a megaphone!

If you want to follow your dreams and move away to a new city, pack your bags girl and walk straight ahead with your head held high! And when you're ready to take over the world, don't forget to wear your cutest pair of shoes. Never forget to put yourself first. Your happiness and peace of mind are so important, and the only way to truly gain both is to make sure nobody stands in your way.

You are powerful. And if power equates to being "too much", so be it. I personally would rather be "too much" than just enough any day.

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