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This is part eight of my selection of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough health days.
You can also see: parts one to seven here.
I find that music is often the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare ups, so I wanted to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise need a pick-me-up. I hope you like them too.
You can find the playlist on my YouTube channel here.
So here are my next ten songs, numbers 71 to 80.
71. Heavy by Linkin Park
I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy?
So much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Why is everything so heavy?
A song for really expressing the frustrations of what it often feels like to carry so much that is affecting your mental health. Having a thyroid condition can often be a heavy thing to carry.
72. Cool by Jonas brothers
This song never fails to put me in a good mood when I need it to.
73. Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson
I know I’m Superwoman, I know I’m strong
I know I’ve got this ’cause I’ve had it all along
I’m phenomenal and I’m enough
I don’t need you to tell me who to be<
Can someone just hold me?
Don’t fix me, don’t try to change a thing
Can someone just know me?
‘Cause underneath, I’m broken and it’s beautiful
Singer Kelly Clarkson also has Hashimoto’s, which adds another layer to this song. She likely knows what it feels like to feel a bit broken, but her reminder that there is nothing wrong with that is often needed.
74. I’m still standing by Elton John
This song can be great to listen to when thyroid disease keeps trying to push you back down, yet you fight to keep on going. You’re still standing!
75. Gold by Spandau Ballet
Having a thyroid condition may be tough, but it can’t destroy you. You’ve got this.
Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You’re indestructible, always believe in, ‘cos you are
76. Survivor by Destiny’s Child
When you need a reminder that you’re a survivor and have already overcome so much of what having a chronic illness has thrown at you, this song is perfect.
77. I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado
I’m like a bird
I’ll only fly away
I don’t know where my soul is (soul is)
I don’t know where my home is
How many times have we wished we could just get away for a day and forget about our worries and troubles? Fly away like a bird perhaps? This song is so calming and therapeutic for me. I like belting it out at the top of my lungs.
78. The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars
79. Dance Again by Selena Gomez
This song just really makes me want to dance and improves my mood.
80. Lazy Day by Fuse ODG
Another one following the ‘lazy day’ theme, the upbeat, summery vibes and chilled message of this song always puts a spring in my step. A lazy day when thyroid symptoms flare up is rarely a bad idea.