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10 Uplifting Songs to Help You Out of a Rut

If you’ve ever had those days where you’re feeling low, sometimes it seems as if nothing can get you out of it. When people say music is therapy, they weren’t lying. There might be a lot of people going through the exact issues as you and sharing your emotions, and thank God that some of those women happen to be talented singers and songwriters.

Feeling alone can sometimes be the worst feeling for these situations, but thanks to these women and their uplifting songs, you have someone to help soothe away the problems with their tunes.

Blessed by Jill Scott

Blessed by Jill Scott

Sometimes when we’re feeling down, it feels like everything might be going wrong. You might not be happy in your job or even your relationship. “Blessed” by Jill Scott will help you remember to try to appreciate the things you do have rather than dwelling on the bad.

Lyrics to Remember: I woke up in the morning feeling fresh to death / I’m so blessed / I went to sleep stressed, woke up refreshed / I’m so blessed / Water in my face and everything is in its place / Peace of mind even my grace / I’m so blessed

Uplifting Songs: Halo by Beyonce

Halo by Beyonce

There are times when we are scared to open ourselves up to others for fear of getting hurt, but often times we tend to push away those who are willing to be there for us. Beyonce’s “Halo” is meant for all those women who have built up so many walls, but are slowly letting them fall to the right person.

Lyrics to Remember: Everywhere I’m looking now / I’m surrounded by your embrace / Baby, I can see your halo / You know you’re my saving grace / You’re everything I need and more / It’s written all over your face / Baby, I can feel your halo / Pray it won’t fade away

Uplifting Songs: Just Fine by Mary J. Blige

Just Fine by Mary J. Blige

If you need an anthem to get you through the day, Mary J’s song will have you chanting “My life’s just fine” as you go about your day. This feel good anthem will help you recognize just how much you love yourself and how you should never let anyone or anything get you down.

Lyrics to Remember: Can’t let this thing called love get away from you / Feel free right now, going do what you want to do / Can’t let nobody take it away , from you, from me, from we / No time for moping around, are you kidding / And no time for negative vibes, cause I’m winning / It’s been a long week, I put in my hardest / Gonna live my life, feels so good to get it right

Uplifting Songs: Pretty Girl Rock by Keri Hilson

Pretty Girl Rock by Keri Hilson

There’s no problem with being confident and there’s definitely nothing wrong with feeling great about yourself. It’s extremely easy to get down on ourselves, but with the “Pretty Girl Rock” we’ll all feel beautiful on even our most insecure days.

Lyrics to Remember: All eyes on me when I walk in / No question that this girl’s a 10 / Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful / Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful / My walk, my talk, the way I drip / It’s not my fault so please don’t trip / Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful / Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful

Uplifting Songs: Right Here (Departed) by Brandy

Right Here (Departed) by Brandy

Similar with the message of Beyonce’s “Halo,” we often times feel alone, but usually we’re not. We might have a family member, friend, or even acquaintance who would jump at the chance to help us through our issues, and this song by Brandy is a great reminder that we’ll always have someone in our corner.

Lyrics to Remember: When you’re trapped and there’s just no key / And you can’t breathe / I breathe for you / The fire’s got you down on both knees / And the walls are closing in but I will break it through / And when you feel alone / I will be your home / Whenevers come and go / You know I got you

Uplifiting Songs: Rise Up by Andra Day

Rise Up by Andra Day

The newest song on this list, “Rise Up” by Andra Day will have you feeling ready to conquer everything. If you’ve been beaten down and are tired of fighting, Day reminds her listeners to keep on going and to keep on pushing through the pain.

Lyrics to Remember: And I’ll rise up / I’ll rise like the day / I’ll rise up / I’ll rise unafraid / I’ll rise up / And I’ll do it a thousand times again / And I’ll rise up / High like the waves / I’ll rise up / In spite of the ache / I’ll rise up / And I’ll do it a thousand times again

Uplifting Songs: Superwoman by Alicia Keys

Superwoman by Alicia Keys

In her single “Superwoman” from 2008, Alicia Keys speaks to all the strong women of the world who are going through constant battles in their daily life. This song is an ode to all the women who feel down about themselves. Keys makes a plea to them to remember that they are strong even when others might not think they are.

Lyrics to Remember: For all the mothers fighting / For better days to come / And all my women, all my women sitting here trying / To come home before the sun / And all my sisters / Coming together / Say yes I will / Yes I can

Uplifting Songs: Survivor by Destiny's Child

Survivor by Destiny’s Child

This anthem by Destiny’s Child is pretty self-explanatory. If you’ve come out of a disheartening or overpowering situation, know that you are a survivor. If you’ve ever had someone tell you that you’d amount to nothing and that you couldn’t find success without them, this is a song to silence the haters.

Lyrics to Remember: Now that you’re out of my life I’m so much better / You thought that I’d be weak without you but I’m stronger / You though that I’d be broke without you but I’m richer / You thought that I’d be sad without you, I laugh harder / Thought that I’d be helpless without you, but I’m smarter

Uplifting Songs: Together Again by Janet Jackson

Together Again by Janet Jackson

If you’re dealing with loss, Janet Jackson’s “Together Again” might give you a little peace of mind. While the catchy beat might make you skip over the touching words, this song is perfect for remembering someone who has passed and a great way to keep their memory alive while still cherishing their love.

Lyrics to Remember: Everywhere I go / Every smile I see / I know you are there / Smiling back at me / Dancing in moonlight / I know you are free / Cause I can see your star / Shining down on me

Uplifting Songs: Unpretty by TLC

Unpretty by TLC

There’s probably a point in every woman’s life where she allows the words or actions of another person to make herself feel worthless. TLC’s hit “UnPretty” takes all those things we might let people convince us that we don’t like about ourselves and questions why we allow others to make us feel that way. In other words, who are those people to make you feel so ‘damn unpretty.’

Lyrics to Remember: Never insecure until I met you / Now I’m bein’ stupid / I use to be so cute to me / Just a little bit skinny / Why do I look to all these things / To keep you happy / Maybe get rid of you / And then I’ll get back to me

You can buy your hair if it won’t grow / You can fix your nose if he says so / You can buy all the make-up that MAC can make / But if you can’t look inside you / Find out who am I too / Be in a position to make me feel so / Damn unpretty

If you’re ever feeling down about your situation or your circumstances, hopefully listening to some of these songs will give you a bit more power and strength to push through your problems!

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