Episode 31 - How to Use Music to Motivate Yourself

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to use music to motivate yourself

Find the Full Notes to this episode at RecoveringCorpoholics.com/31.

Feeling down at your job, discouraged about your job search or just feeling downright unmotivated? One simple solution to lift your mood is to listen to music!


Studies show that listening to music is like a workout for your brain. Not only does it ignite creativity, but it is a valuable tool for reducing stress, improving your mood and creating a more happy mindset. 


It’s like a workout for your brain (as long as the music is upbeat and you like the music you’re listening to). 

And a happier mindset brings more benefits beyond just feeling good. It can make you feel better about your job, give you the motivation to keep going in your job search and just downright feel good!

I won’t go further into the stats or studies of listening to music but if I were to give you any advice for this week, is to take the time and create a playlist of happy, encouraging music that you like so if you do feel down, you have your happy playlist to lift you back up!

I know that if I feel stressed, anxious, or even nervous, I put on some happy jams, stand up and rock out. Even moving your body helps!  I know I do this before any interview or new client call. It just makes me feel ready to win!

I put some of my favorite songs along with proven happy songs in the full show notes at RecoveringCorpoholics.com/31 so head over there now to check out that list now!

Remember, my list of songs could not work for you - you have to find what makes you feel like getting up and dancing!

That’s all I have for this week so hit the play button and start jamming!

Stay Inspired and Live Powerfully,



Songs I love to listen to

  • “Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder

  • “Adventures of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

  • “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

  • “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran

  • “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor 

  • “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

  • "Sunday Best" by Surfaces

  • “Beautiful Day” by U2

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

  • "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross

  • "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

  • ​​"Love on Top" by Beyoncé

  • "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

  • “All I do is Win” by DJ Khaled 

  • "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction

  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

  • "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves

  • "Dancing Queen" by ABBA

  • “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

  • “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

  • “Headlines” by Drake 

  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Martin Gay and Tammi Terrell

  • "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners

  • "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

  • "Burnin' Up" by The Jonas Brothers

  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

  • "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

  • "You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  • "Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat ft. SZA

  • "Sucker" by The Jonas Brothers

  • "Shivers" by Ed Sheeran

  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5

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