Self-Esteem and Body Image Playlist


Sometimes I need a good “pick me up.”  Food can be helpful, but I find a healthier alternative is to turn to a song or songs that remind me that I am so much more than my appearance and my body and that I am so much more than my circumstances or situation.  Thus, over the years I have created a “Love Yourself” Playlist that I play to encourage myself.  I realize that so many problems in life — friendships, relationships, jobs — boil down to the fact that we don’t think we are good enough and/or we don’t realize our immeasurable worth.   But I long made a vow that I’m not going to sacrifice my self-worth and self-respect on the altar of relationships and romantic love and financial success.

I love me more.

By the time I get through this playlist, I feel like I am capable of taking over the world.   I play this while I’m working out or on my way to work or school.

These songs are about being strong and loving yourself.  We have to love ourselves if we are ever going to love others (Matt 22:39; Mark 12:31). We can’t give what we don’t have.  You have to be U.G.L.Y. — You Gotta Love Yourself.  Or, as Eve Ensler would say, “Love your tree!

The whole playlist can be found here, on Spotify, or by clicking on each video link below.

All About that Bass — Meghan Trainor

Unpretty – TLC

Miss Independent — Ne Yo

Loving Me — Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson, KeKe Wyatt, Nicci Gilbert and Montifah Carter

Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox

Absolutely Not — Deborah Cox

Phenomenal Woman — Amy Sky

Thick Girls — Terrell Carter

Big Girl (You are Beautiful) — MIKA

Freckles – Natasha Bedingfield

Everybody’s Got a Story — Amanda Marshall

Natural — Rajdulari

Beautiful — Christina Aguliera

Fighter — Christina Aguliera

Stronger — Tessanne Chin or Kelly Clarkson

People Like Us — Kelly Clarkson

Good Enough — Jazmine Sullivan

I Feel Beautiful — Fantasia

Video — India.Arie

Brown Skin — India.Arie

I Am Not My Hair — India.Arie (version with P!nk or Akon)

You Gotta Be — Des’ree

Dontchange — Musiq Soulchild

You and I — John Legend

All of Me — John Legend (but I REALLY LOVE this version with Lindsey Stirling)

Just the Way You Are — Bruno Mars

Superwoman — Alicia Keys

Crooked Smile — J. Cole

Still I Rise — Yolanda Adams

Never Give Up — Yolanda Adams

I Gotta Believe — Yolanda Adams

Anything — Yolanda Adams

The following is also a great playlist:

What are some songs that you like listening to that boost your self-esteem and make you love yourself more?

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