It is so wonderful to feel through music. I have had my fair share of listening to the saddest songs about heartbreaks similar to mine, until one day I decided to take a different route. When you’re done mourning and grieving the relationship you lost, and you still keep listening to heartbreak songs, you’ll get stuck. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to release your pain and feelings, and these songs help us cry out our pain when we must. But at the end of the day, our goal is to heal and move on with our lives, so I don’t call my breakup playlist a “breakup playlist,” instead I call it my “Recovery playlist.”
1. Play Songs That Inspire You
One morning, I knew that I desperately needed songs to drive me to a productive day. I listened to songs that inspire me, and true enough, I had one of the most productive days of my life. Here are some songs that inspire me;
– High Hopes – Panic at The Disco
– Superheroes – The Script
– Underdog – The Script
– Rise – Katy Perry
– Fight Song – Rachel Platten
2. Play Songs About Self Love
Your heart won’t heal unless you remember who you are, your worth, and how much you love yourself. Relationships are tricky; If you’ve been in one long enough, you might lose your own identity. Some toxic relationships destroy your self esteem and make you forget your self worth. It’s important to heal from within, and see yourself through the eyes of those who love you the most. Here are some songs on self love and healing;
– Try – Colbie Caillat
– Who You Are – Jessie J
– Living in the Moment – Jason Mraz
– You’ll be Okay – A Great Big World
– 3 Things – Jason Mraz
3. Play Songs That Speak Happiness
After weeks of crying, staring at the ceiling and dwelling in what you can no longer control, this part is literally the most simple, yet has the greatest impact. Your heart deserves to flutter with happiness, songs that literally speak happiness will help you radiate positive energy.
Now for this part, I don’t have any suggestions. Since happiness is subjective, we all have certain songs that speak happiness to us. Play Christmas songs if you must, play EDM, play your favorite song over and over again, play jazz, play songs from when you weren’t even born yet, play what makes you kick, jump, and lose yourself.
Now this piece isn’t saying don’t listen to sad songs anymore, sad songs actually help us release our feelings. Maybe this is just your post-Adele option, your happiness switch, your move-on button.