Whenever I am feel like I am running out of energy or motivation, music can almost always put things into perspective and make me feel better. I am a believer that a private car jam is one of the best anecdotes to a bad day. Biologically, music stimulates different part of our brain from speech and elicits a greater emotional reaction. Here are my top 10 songs for when I need a deep, pick-me-up.

1. Hallelujah (Sing! Version)

This always reminds me that to even praise the goodness of life in the hard times. Love and life is supposed to be broken, but that only makes it more beautiful.

"Love is not a victory march, it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah"

2. The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Sometimes we need to step away to our philosophical "cave" and reflect on our meaning and purpose in life

"And I will find strength in pain, and I way change my ways, I'll know my name as it's called again."

3. Jesus Take the Wheel  by Carrie Underwood

Belting to Carrie Underwood is one of the best therapy ever. This classic is always a good reminder to turn to God to lead you in the hard times.

"Jesus tale the wheel take it from my hands, cuz I can't do this on my own."

4. HAPPINESS by NeedtoBreathe

This song is all about redemption from the past and seeking happiness in the future. It's never to late to start something new or putting your wellness first

"There's a light I see, but it's far in the distance, I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness, It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness."

5. 30,000 Feet by Ben Rector

This song is all about perspective, when you step back and look at the big picture of life, you can always say "It is an amazing ride" even though you may be a valley now.

"It seems like you end up getting what you need, Yeah, looking down from 30,000 feet, Life's been good to me."

6. Unstoppable by Rascal Flatts 

This is a reminder that love can get us through anything. If we do things with love, that is all that matters.

You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable



7. I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe

Our ultimate glory and purpose is not on this earth, but in Heaven, This always, always, always keeps life in perspective.

"I can only imagine when all I would do is forever
Forever worship You"

8. Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective

Remember to see the blessings in every day... they are always there.

"I am counting every blessing, counting every blessing
Letting go and trusting when I cannot see"

9. Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips

We always need someone to inspire and encourage us in the hard times.

"You know time will give and time will take
All the memories made will wash away
Even though we've changed, I'm still here with you"

10. Pretty Shining People by George Ezra

Because coming together is the most important part of life.

"Hey pretty smiling people
We're alright together, we're alright together
Hey pretty shining people
We're alright together, we're alright together."