Hey There Badass,


I love music, its the one thing guaranteed to shift my mood and make me feel ready to kick life’s ass. Like seriously so much so, I put both my boys in front of the music channels instead of cartoons when they were babies so that why would learn to appreciate the power of music!


In fact, at 7 months my oldest son, Cieran’s favourite song was Eminem’s without me. He would sit in his baby bouncer laughing and tapping his legs. Now, I might be biased, but it was cutest thing I’ve ever seen. (Fast forward to him now being a 15-year-old smart arse who’s taller than me and still likes Eminem!)


You see I truly believe that music can transform your mood


That a simple song can empower you, make you feel loved, sexy, sad or happy.


I’ll be honest, there are some mornings as I drive to work that I feel tired, cranky and just cannot be f*%cked. Those mornings I opt to forgo my usual educational podcast and instead slap on my Spotify. I do this because Iknow that by listening to some catchy sing along songs, I’ll kick start a release of happy hormones in my brain, providing a much needed boost to my mood and helping set me up to have a great day as opposed to the shit house one I’d have if I stayed all cranky and tired.


That’s why this week I wanted to share with you some inspirational songs I love to listen too, so that you too can kickstart your day the right way and hopefully shift that mood from bitch to badass before you get to work!


So without further ado, below are my top 10 songs to kick start your day. Ranging from cheesy to empowering, I guarantee each will leave you feel more confident, in control and ready to kick life’s ass!


1. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

This song isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, it’s all about not giving a f#ck! It empowers you to just shake it off and not let the shit get to you. Perfect for when you’re not exactly looking forward to the day ahead of you. (aka work!)


2. Proud – Heather Small

This song gives me goosebumps every single time I hear it. It’s like Heather Small is your moral compass, guiding you to do something amazing. You cant help but want to do something that will make you feel proud… like resisting that 3 pm muffin!


3. Confident – Demi Lovato

Demi encourages us to ask the question ‘whats wrong with being confident?’ and she’s right. Whats wrong with being a confident, badass woman? Absolutely nothing, so go out and be your gorgeous self. You can also read some awesome confidence boosting tips here to really make sure you have a killer confidence day.


4. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

What more can I say other than this song makes me want to dress in sexy cammo, helicopter into an Amazon rainforest and climb a waterfall.


5. Roar – Katy Perry

I must admit, I’m not a huge Katy fan, her new stuff isn’t overly floating my boat. But props off to Katy, she nailed it with this song. Its one of those songs that makes you feel empowered and able to take on the world.


6. Brave – Sarah Barellis

This song came out in Australia about the same time as Katy’s Roar, which I think took some of the spotlight away from just how great this song is. The fact it has a video full of badass public dancing makes it even better than roar in my eyes.


7. Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld

From the soundtrack of how to be single, this song is all about loving yourself. There’s some who believe it’s about loving yourself in a, ahem, touchy-feely kinda way, but who knows. Either way, its a cracker.


8. Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

I love this song so much. Alessia’s words remind you that you are beautiful and amazing, despite your scars (be them physical or emotional) best line … There’s no better you than the you that you are. I couldn’t have put it better myself Alessia.


9. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Are you stressed out, tired and just about ready to give up on your dreams? You won’t be after listening to this one.


10. Raise Your Glass – Pink

Raised your glass if your unique, wonderful and awesome…yeah you are! Pink does a great job here of reminding you to remember your unique differences and inability to be a sheep is actually f#*king awesome.


11. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

Ok, so I threw in an extra one, but let’s be honest Hollaback girl is without a doubt, one of the most motivating, kick-ass women empowerment songs ever. I dare you to listen to this and then NOT want to go kick some ass!


So there you have it, the 10, ok 11, songs guaranteed to make sure you have a kick-ass day. What about you? What songs make you feel good? I’d love to know so I can have a listen and perhaps add them to my own motivational morning playlist!


Never stop being you,

Naomi xx


PS: Just a reminder from your friendly neighbourhood badass, you are a f%#king legend, never forget that #truestory

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