Ever listen to the radio, watch a show or spend time on the internet and feel bad about yourself? There are thousands of messages being sent through media and social media about who you are or who you should be. It can take a toll on your self-esteem. We’ve made a playlist for you to remind you how great you are. Use this playlist the next time you need a reminder or just a little motivation.
Firework- Katy Perry
Baby, you're a firework/ Come on, show 'em what you're worth.
A great reminder; don’t feel bad about yourself because of others. Every person is unique, beautiful and has something amazing to share with the world.
Unwritten- Natasha Bettingfield
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
So much of your life is still unwritten. When you feel like you have made a mistake that has ruined your life, know that so much is still unwritten. There is so much that is still possible, even when things seem hopeless.
The Climb- Miley Cyrus
There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb
Life isn’t all good or bad. You never stay in a low or high place. There will always be another challenge and there is always hope. The choices you make during the journey determines who you are.
Beautiful- Christina Aguliera
I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today
You might be told that you are not good enough. They might tell you that you are not beautiful. You do not have to do anything to prove to others your worth. You are beautiful. You just are.
Who Says- Selena Gomez and the Scene
Who says, who says you're not perfect?
Who says you're not worth it?
Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?
Trust me, that's the price of beauty
Who says you're not pretty?
Who says you're not beautiful?
Who decides? Who says is good question to ask yourself. Do you define yourself by someone else’s idea of beauty?
Caitlin Crosby- Imperfect is the new perfect
Compare the way my body looks to the magazines
don't know why everybody's buying into the scene.
So I'm gonna drive down the boulevard
not caring who has the fastest car,
tone down the makeup,and the noise,
cause what's inside will bring the boys.
Caitlin Crosby is on a mission to inspire young women to know their worth. This song, along with Flawz reminds girls how “perfection” is not the goal.
Find light in the beautiful sea
I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I
We’re like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
You Are Loved (Don't Give Up-Josh Groban
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
Do you ever feel alone? Like there is no one who cares about you or needs to help you. You are not alone.
And two others to add:
Bruno Mars-Just the Way you are
You're amazing, just the way you are.
Happy- Pharrel Williams
This song isn’t specifically about self-esteem, but it makes you feel happy.