It has been said that the first week in January is the most depressing week of the year. Resolutions get broken, reality sets in and the joy of the holiday season is wiped out with a new workload and a bunch of worries we said we weren't going to give in to. When faced with any problem, the most natural thing for me to do is turn to music. So, why not defeat the post holiday blues with 5 songs to get you motivated to punch 2014 in the face?! RAWR!
Lorde - "Tennis Court"
This song gets me pumped to create new things. I wish I was this cool (and focused) at 17!
Mantra to focus on:"I'm doing this for the thrill of it, killin' it. Never not chasing a million things I want."
Katy Perry - "Roar"
Need I say more? Katy is the queen of motivation and this song makes me want to punch things and growl at them!
Mantra to focus on:"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. 'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar!"
LIGHTS - "Flux and Flow"
Whenever I'm in a funk, this song helps me navigate my way through everything uncomfortable. "Show em' how you bend without breaking."
Mantra to focus on:"When we taste a bitter end and hunger life again, we take another turn with a better hand."
HAIM - "Falling"
This song gets stuck in my head more times than I can count. Not mad. It keeps me on my toes.
Mantra to focus on:"If it gets rough, it's time to get rough." "Never look back, never give up."
Echosmith - "Talking Dreams"
This song, along with their entire album, just gets me so excited about life.
Mantra to focus on: "Let's run, not walk through this beautiful life."