“I didn’t know until my soul broke free, I’ve got these angels watching over me.” ~Martina McBride
Robin Sharma says, “The way you start your day determines how well you live your day.”
I agree with Robin.
As I learn and grow, I have found that if I don’t start my day off with my standard morning routine, the whole day can be thrown off.
Going into my day with time to knock out a few small wins, time to reflect upon the previous day and plan for the day ahead, helps me to maintain a positive attitude and keep on striving to reach goals that may otherwise feel out of reach.
A big part of my morning routine is listening to things that inspire me. Most days, I listen to podcasts while I put on my makeup.
On my drive to work, though, I play my “Good Morning” playlist.
Where the Playlist Began
I originally put this playlist together to listen to when I first woke up in the morning, or while I was doing my hair and makeup for work.
These are songs that I can listen to over and over again, that always make me feel good. When Hubs’ work schedule changed, though, and he started leaving for work later in the morning, I quickly found out that they are not songs he can listen to over and over.
And . . . that’s why I usually save my playlist for the drive to work. No need to annoy the people around me!
However you choose to use the playlist, whether for a drive, for a wake-up call or for a morning walk, be warned that it is almost impossible to listen to these songs without feeling great.
Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammar
I don’t think I’ve ever heard this song played on the radio, but it was shared in a FaceBook group I’m in a few years back and quickly became one of my favs.
It has a catchy, danceable tune, and the lyrics such as “If there’s a man upstairs, he kept bringing me rain, but I’ve been sending up prayers and something’s changed. I think I finally found my hallelujah, I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life,” inspire greatness.
It Feels Good – Drake White
This is one that can always put me in a good mood. It reminds me of summertime, gets my toe tapping and puts a smile on my face.
I Love Me – Meghan Trainor and LunchMoney Lewis
I wish every twelve-year-old was required to listen to this song. There is so much pop music out there that describes a particular image to define “sexy.” Of course this is all on top of what the advertising industry and television do already.
As the title would suggest, this song is all about self-confidence, and I love every second of it.
It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt
As far as I’m concerned, this one’s a classic. This song has been making me feel great since I was a kid. Every day is a great to be alive, and this song serves as a great reminder.
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
Another classic. The melody alone is enough to make anyone feel great.
Happy Girl – Martina McBride
When I put this playlist together, I had a hard time deciding between This One’s for the Girls, and Happy Girl.
I decided on Happy Girl because it inspires to be less shy, and put on a smile as often as possible. This One’s for the Girls gets an honorable mention, and is always worth a listen for a reminder of your self-worth. But, it usually brings a tear to my eye, so I didn’t feel it fit quite right in this playlist.
Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Okay . . . I may be the only person in the world who isn’t tired of the “Trolls” song.
I don’t listen to the radio much (couldn’t get tired of the over-playing), I don’t have kids (never had to see that movie), and I’m a product of the 90s (automatic JT fan for life).
This song also brings back great memories for me that may be an entire blog post on its own one day.
Give my playlist a listen and start your day off right!
Most of these songs are free through Amazon Music if you have a prime membership. I’m sure they can also be found on YouTube, Spotify, or your favorite music app.
Let me know what you think . . . do you have songs to add to the list?
Thanks for the Link Up, Paula!