There’s a lot of pressure riding on new year’s resolutions. Sure, you may start out strong, but come mid-January you’ll probably start to regret all the ambitious goals you set a few weeks prior. But don’t worry! If you need a little push, here’s a list of songs to inspire your new year resolutions and keep you on-track for the rest of the year.
To Get Fit..
“Fitness” by Lizzo
Leave it to Lizzo, the queen of self-love, to gift us with the perfect workout anthem for 2019. With an infectious beat and confidence-boosting lyrics, “Fitness” reminds us that body-positivity and self-improvement aren’t mutually exclusive, and that “fit” comes in all shapes and sizes. This track is all about finding empowerment through exercise, and is ideal to motivate you on your fitness journey. This anthem is perfect to start off your new year fitness plan.
To move on from a break-up…
“Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus
No one likes ringing in the new year without a midnight kiss, but when you’re recently single, it can be especially devastating. If you’re starting 2019 fresh off a breakup, this moody indie-rock track is the perfect combination of cathartic and hopeful to get you through it. Half-angry and wholly optimistic, this song captures the bitterness of ending a relationship, while still emphasizing the personal growth that a new chapter of your life will bring.
To find a balance between work and life…
“Getting Busy!” by Jimothy
Did 2018 leave you overwhelmed by work and struggling with time-management? Did you let self-care and socializing fall by the wayside? If so, let Jimothy usher you into the new year. The English teen will inspire you to stay organized and motivated in your professional life, while still finding time to let off steam and take care of yourself. In the words of Jimothy: “Damn, it’s amazing how good you feel when you’ve got a schedule and you’re eating healthy meals.”
To be more socially conscious…
“Nina Cried Power” by Hozier ft. Mavis Staples
If you’re looking for a song to inspire you to make a change this year, look no further—Hozier’s recent single is a protest song for the millennial generation. Paying homage to famous activists (including Mavis Staples, who features on the track), the Irish singer insists that it’s not enough to simply be aware of injustice, but that we need to take action too. No matter the issue you want to tackle, let this song empower you to make a difference in 2019.
To simply survive 2019…
“After the Storm” by Kali Uchis ft. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins
Okay, so, maybe 2018 wasn’t your year. Maybe by the time new year’s eve rolled around, your only resolution was to make it to 2020. Well, Kali’s got you covered. “After the Storm” is a reminder that no matter how bad things get, you can always get through it. Listen to this track whenever things seem overwhelming, and adopt its lyrics as positive mantras to get you through 2019.
These songs are sure to be perfect for your 2019 playlist, for whatever situation you find yourself in.
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