You probably have a list of songs that you enjoy listening to on a regular basis. You might like the lyrics, the melody, the rhythm, or the specific singer. While it's fun to listen to songs for the pure enjoyment value, you can also use certain types of inspirational songs to help you accomplish things that you want to do.
Songs that inspire you can help you in the following ways:
- Feel Courageous – Sometimes you might have to do something that makes you feel a little nervous and less than confident. That's when listening to a song like 'Eye of the Tiger' from Rocky can inspire you to feel more courageous. It has a very powerful, upbeat rhythm, and the words talk about rising up to the challenge at hand. Whenever I hear it, it makes me feel powerful and I know that I can will be able to accomplish whatever I am working on.
- Distracts You From Boring Tasks – There are certain things that you probably dread doing. You keep putting them off because they are so boring, but they still need to get done. You can use inspiring songs to distract you from the task. Play some songs that make you feel really upbeat and energetic. You will be focused on the music and words, so you won't be paying as much attention to the boring task. Before you realize it, you will have finished the job and then you can do something you find more enjoyable.
- Makes Tough Things Seem Easier – I am a runner. Although I run several times each week, running is never easy for me. So I put some very upbeat, fast paced songs on my iPod. Instead of thinking about how tiring my workout is, I focus on the rhythm and beat of the songs. The songs inspire me to run longer and they make the workout seem easier.
- Lifts Up Your Mood – Sometimes you can feel really down in the dumps. You might try to talk yourself into feeling better with only moderate success. When that happens to me, I find that putting on some very positive songs can change my mood very quickly. These inspirational songs help me feel better about the things that are going on in my life.
- Inspires You to Take Action – Some songs can help you believe in yourself and in your ability to achieve your goals. One of my favorite songs which does that is "I Believe I Can Fly" by R Kelly. When I hear the words, 'If I can see it, then I can do it, If I just believe it, there's nothing to it,' I am ready to take action towards my goal because I feel that I can really accomplish it.
- Helps You Deal With Stress – There are times when life gets so challenging, you can easily become overwhelmed. If you take the time to listen to the right songs, they can help you feel more relaxed and at peace. When I find myself in this state, I turn on songs with inspiring words and a slow beat. Then I sit down, close my eyes, breathe deeply, and listen. It helps me release the stress from my mind and body. I feel more peaceful and able to deal with whatever is in front of me.
Now that you know how inspirational songs can empower you, start searching for different songs that you can use for various aspects of your life. The right words and music can have a very positive effect on your overall well-being.
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