HOW TO USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Hi dolls! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day.
If you have been following my social media platforms for a while, chances are, you know I am CRAZY about music. It is very near and dear to my heart & I deeply believe that music can get you through anything. Whether you need to transfer yourself into a specific mindset to succeed or you are working through something incredibly rough, it is in my experience that the musical melody will guide you.
HOWEVER, lol, I have a very eclectic taste in music. I can go from rapping every lyric of Cardi B to busting out Mary J. Blige to belting musicals! Again, it all depends on my mood & how I am using music as a tool.
Allow me to explain further: If I am not in the mood to hit the gym, I will find a song that is really going to get my heart rate up. I generally lean toward rock or rap for this. After hearing that fast-paced beat, it transforms my mood and I become motivated.
Every morning when I wake up, I almost always listen to ‘Hustlin’’ by Rick Ross. It sets the entire tone for my day. I immediately feel in control and am ready to slay whatever is coming my way (mindset baby)! I am not kidding, try it! Gangsta rap may not be your go-to, but this works with any song choice that gets you fired up.
When I am writing in my gratitude journal and having coffee in the morning, I usually throw on my inspirational playlist. It allows me to get lost in the moment and feel gratitude for having the day, that moment, that breath. I always feel incredibly centered and grateful once I complete this part of my morning routine.
Lastly, holy cow, can music get you through the dips. I remember sitting in the hospital for those three months after my car accident and being so over it. Instead of pushing those feelings away I faced them head on and put my headphones on and listened to a heck of a lot of Eminem and Jaz-Z. If I was angry, I allowed myself to be angry. If I needed to cry, I let it out. But the music was so dang healing and I will forever be grateful for it during such an intense time in my life.
With that being said, below are a few songs from each of my playlists:
Till I Collapse by Eminem
Control by Puddle of Mudd
Hard In The Paint by Rick Ross
Public Service Announcement by Jay-Z
Top Off by DJ Khaled Jay-Z, Beyonce, Future
The Champion by Carrie Underwood & Ludacris
Everyday by Logic & Marshmello
To Be Real by Cheryl Lynn
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
Keep On Singin’ My Song by Christina Aguilera
Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky Featuring Chris Brown
Country Girl by Luke Bryan
Look Alive by Drake
Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
Vroom Vroom by Charli XCX
IN YOUR FEELINGS:
Issues by Julia Michaels
Never Enough from The Greatest Showman
Drink You Away by Justin Timberlake
I’m Here from The Color Purple
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
Creep by Hailey Reinhart (cover)
I can't wait to hear how you use the power of music in your daily life! Let me know below or on the latest Instagram post!
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