Songs for affirmations

The fantastic thing about singing for me is that it’s been empoweing me as a source of affirmations before I ever realised some songs are pretty much affirmations. Maybe that’s why I used music to get pumped and sing along to before an interview, a sales pitch or an audition. That’s why I felt lifted when singing love songs when love when missing from my love.

We can sing the words out loud or in our head (I’d highly recommend the shower too!), and it’s with a stronger conviction as it’s delivered from the need to feel that connection deep within.

Music also reaches parts of our brains and that words and picture alone can’t activate. The results music therapy does to help ease pain for post-traumatic stress, alzimers and other sufferers going through mental adaptation is undeniable.

I’d encourage anyone to find a youtube karaoke playlist and skip through songs until you find that one that is what you need for that affirmation singing session.

This post was brought on by a song I almost forgot that I loved to sing and ended up smiling throughout as it is the best affirmation for my situation right now.

It’s reflecting that altough I have flaws and feeling vurnerable about them, I also have stengths and everything’s going to be fine. Keeping reserved but carrying on with life using behaviours (playing piano, smoking cigarettes), actions (getting around and from place to place) and positivity (high fives and peace signs).

Here’s the lyrics,

I’m broke but I’m happy
I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah
I’m high but I’m grounded
I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed
I’m lost but I’m hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be fine fine fine
’cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five
I feel drunk but I’m sober
I’m young and I’m underpaid
I’m tired but I’m working, yeah
I care but I’m restless
I’m here but I’m really gone
I’m wrong and I’m sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be quite alright
’cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet
’cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign
I’m free but I’m focused
I’m green but I’m wise
I’m hard but I’m friendly baby
I’m sad but I’m laughing
I’m brave but I’m chickenshit
I’m sick but I’m pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet
’cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything’s just fine fine fine
’cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

 

“Hand In My Pocket”,  by Alanis Morrisette

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