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This is part five of my selection of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough health days. You can see part one here, part two here, part three here and part four here.
I find music is the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare up periods, so I’m going to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise struggling. I hope you like them too.
You can find the playlist on my YouTube channel here.
So here are my next ten songs, numbers 41 to 50.
41. Empire by Nina Nesbitt
Some female empowerment to remind us that we can achieve whatever we want – whether that’s good health or a better life.
Put in the hours ’til I have learned it
Show everybody what I deserve, oh
42. All My Friends by BUSTED
I really like songs that get me reflecting on life. The lyrics below especially remind me that life is always moving and changing but what’s important is embracing those changes and accepting especially that we change with age and time. But it doesn’t affect our ability to still achieve whatever it is we want. Whether it’s better health or something else.
We’re not old
But we’re not as young as we used to be
Halfway to obscurity
But we feel fine
We got told
That our dreams would not amount to much
But maybe I believe in us
And we’ll be fine
43. Givin’ Up by Emarosa
As well as the infectious beat to this song, I find meaning in the lyrics on my tough thyroid days when I do come close to feeling like I may’s well just give up! However, it interestingly uplifts me and helps me see through those temporary dips.
When I’m looking so sad
…And it makes me so mad
And I don’t think I like living this way
…Tell me it’s enough
I’m thinking that it’s enough
And I don’t know what else I can do
And I could give it up
I’m thinking of giving up
44. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
This song is enough to make you feel like you can tackle whatever you need to today. Tough thyroid day or whatever else.
45. It Happens by BUSTED
It’s important to remember that sometimes, things just happen. And often, they happen for a reason.
Health conditions such as hypothyroidism may happen to teach us something, make us take stock of our lives, reevaluate where we’re spending our energy or simply as a result of taking on too much. It happens. Now move forward.
46. Hey Look Ma, I Made It by Panic! At The Disco
This song always gets me moving around the house and belting out that ‘Hey look ma, I made it!’ hook. It’s hard to not feel pumped, motivated and accomplished after this song.
47. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Stick this on and have a bit of a dance.
48. Catch Fire by 5 Seconds of Summer
All my life I’ve been waiting for moments to come
When I catch fire and watch over you like the sun
I will fight to fix up and get things right
I can’t change the world but maybe I’ll change your mind
This one calls out to me as someone who advocates for thyroid patients. I might not be able to change the world exactly, but I can change peoples’ minds on what exactly hypothyroidism is and the issues we face as patients.
49. We Are The Champions by Queen
Is there a more iconic song for uplifting your mood?
50. Zero by Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons said themselves that this song is about ‘functional depression’.
I find it hard to say the things I want to say the most
Find a little bit of steady as I get close
Find a balance in the middle of the chaos
With the catchy chorus and boppy beat, it’s one to get stuck in your head and give you something to relate to on those tough days/tough times with hypothyroidism.
Did you like any of these songs? Let me know below!
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a board member for The American College of Thyroidology and The WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and many more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. She has authored two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.