There are days when I feel I need an extra boost, to perk me up and remind myself that I need to stop procrastinating and just get moving. Oh, those dreaded Monday mornings or during mid-week when I am feeling blah or when I need that push to make me run faster on the treadmill.
Then there are days when I just want to snuggle up under the covers for ten more minutes or stare at the pile of laundry that needs ironing, bemoaning the fact that I don’t have any magical powers that would help take care of my least favorite chore.
Or during times when I feel nervous before a big meeting or event and want to remind myself that I am a strong woman, I can do anything, I can conquer my fears! I am sure you have those moments too.
Apart from giving yourself a pep talk, what do you do?
To me, music is empowering and is a wonderful motivator; after a while, your hips start swaying and your shoulders hitch up and down. Soon, your start clapping or raising your hands in the air and you are stepping to the beat, allowing yourself to loosen up. Then you are dancing, grooving with a grin as your face lights up. That’s me anyway, losing my inhibitions.
With the firm belief that music and dancing are essential for a happier life, I have a personal go-to play list when I need some motivation, which I am sharing with you here. Enjoy and “keep on moving, don’t stop.”
Please feel free to share your own favorite songs or play list.
“Stir it up” by Patti Labelle
“I’m coming out” by Diana Ross
“Don’t stop believing” by Journey
“Ain’t nobody” by Rufus and Chaka Khan
“Last dance” by Donna Summer
“Breakout” by Swing Out Sister
“Sweet dreams” by Beyonce
“Back to life” by Soul II Soul
“Keep on moving” by Soul II Soul
“Set adrift on memory bliss” by PM Dawn
“Shout” by Tears for Fears
“Holiday” by Madonna
“Get into the groove” by Madonna
“Every little step” by Bobby Brown
“I’ve got the power” by Snap
“Push it” by Salt-N-Pepa
“The best things in life are free” by Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross
“Just fine” by Mary J Blige
“Firework” by Katy Perry
“Happy” by Pharrel Williams
“How deep is your love” by Calvin Harris
“Clarity” by Zedd
“Find you” by Zedd ft. Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant