Hello everyone! Happy Monday! (I know, I can barely read that without chuckling a little to myself either)
But in all honesty, I do think today should be a happy one. I’ve slowly but surely been trying to redefine Monday’s in my own life. My goal is to take away the angst, the lethargy, and the the overall negative mindset.
I think that Mondays don’t have to be this way, and that there actually are many benefits that the start of our week can bring to us. We’ve just ganged up on and stigmatized this poor little day of the week too many times and now it’s got a bad reputation.
One way that I get myself going on a Monday is by getting up early, heading downstairs, grabbing a cup of coffee, and making a magnificent breakfast. During this elaborate breakfast ritual of mine, I always have great music blasting in the background. The songs all typically have a good beat and a positive message. It wakes me up, gets me moving, and puts me in an overall great mood.
Since i’ve started doing this, my monday’s have been 100x better than before. I’ve got tons more energy heading into my day, and feeling this swell early on sets the mindset for the rest of my day. Nothing can stop me.
So every monday, i’d like to start posting 5 songs for you all to enjoy that I listened to that morning to help get me started. Hopefully they can be of as much use to you as they were to me! Cheers!
1. “The World Is Our Playground” by Dj Vice feat. Mike Taylor
This song is the anthem to all the go getters out there that own their lives and enjoy every day to their fullest potential. It’s a little over the top, but I think it’s something we should all strive for. We shouldn’t confine ourselves to any one situation, mentality, or place in life. So get out there!
2. “La La La” by Gamper & Dadoni ft. DNKR
Everyone should bump this in the face of any and all haters in their life. Anything that stands in your way today should be met with putting your hands up to your ears and shouting a melodic “la la la”. This song always mellows me out and lets me just get lost in my own awesome little world.
3. “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit
I think we’ve all heard of this song right? Jess Glynne’s vocals are amazing, the beat is so bouncy and catchy, and it’s a great love story. If this song doesn’t hit you right in the feels and get you movin’ at the same time I don’t know what will!
4. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, and Gente de Zona
For all of you non spanish speaking folks, this one is just titled “dancing”. And that’s exactly what it makes you want to do when listening to it. Very upbeat, great collaboration between a bunch of talented dudes, and it’ll have you singing along to a song that you don’t even know the words to!
5. “Feel Again” by One Republic
This is an oldie, but goodie. Ryan Tedder burrows a hole straight into your soul with this one. The melody and lyrics match each other perfectly in this amazing and very uplifting anthem. Go ahead and feel again people, let it all out.