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How to Create an Inspirational Music Playlist to Boost Your Mood

One thing that helps me out when I’m having a rough day or just need to lighten up a little bit, is music.

Everyone loves music (at least, I believe everyone does). It doesn’t matter what you’re feeling – music has a way of switching your mood, depending on what you’re listening to.

Music can make you happy, make you cry, it can make you dance and sing.

So, I have a special inspirational playlist on Spotify that I created. I listen to it whenever I need a pick-me-up.

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When it comes to creating a playlist that will inspire or motivate or lift you up, I have just two things to keep in mind when choosing songs.

A nice message

When creating this playlist I thought back to songs both old and new that held some sort of meaning or special message. You know, songs that are meant to lift you up and tell you you’re awesome.

My taste in music is all over the place. I have my favorite genres, of course, but I’ll listen to just about anything.

So, some of these songs are on the more classical side while others are pop or rock.

I like to listen the lyrics so I can sing along and lift myself up. The more you tell yourself positive things, the more your brain will believe it.


Speaking of being able to sing along, I like to have inspirational songs that are upbeat and energetic. I like to have the ability to sing and dance along with the songs.

Not only is the message nice but getting yourself up and moving around to the beat is a great thing to lift your mood.

Not every song on the playlist is energetic, but it’s nice to have a mixture of the two.

Give it a listen

I’ve been slowly adding to this playlist for a long time and it’s only about an hour long. I’m always looking for new songs to add to it. Feel free to leave some in the comments below!

Enjoy the playlist and I hope it helps you.

Do you have a specific playlist or go-to songs to give your mood a boost? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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12 thoughts on “How to Create an Inspirational Music Playlist to Boost Your Mood

  1. I haven’t bothered with creating playlists since when I was doing the streaming (online radio) I used to do, which was something like 14 years ago. Between then and a year or so ago I’d just put on whatever I fancied listening to from my CD collection or look it up online, and these days I just ask Alexa for the kind of music – or particular song – I feel like listening to.

    • Have you ever asked Alexa to play a random song? She’s got good taste, lol. I’ve discovered some new artists and songs that way.

  2. That is awesome :). I like your idea of creating a playlist – and strategy for doing so.

    I also think it’s great that you have “Brave” by Sara Bareilles on there! It’s a very inspiring song and I got to see her perform in 2019. She is amazing :). My favorite singer.

    Suggestions on inspiring songs include:
    Firefight – Unbreakable
    Becca – I’m Alive

    Have a great day, friend! :).

      • Thank you! She is awesome and so down to earth and fun to listen to! My favorite!

        Awesome 🙂 Let me know what you think. Thanks :).

          • Same here 🙂 Little did I know that it would be the last concert I would go to before the pandemic. So much has changed. I can’t believe how much has changed at times.

            • Right? It’s so crazy. Honestly, even when the pandemic is over I’m not sure I’ll ever go to a concert again. The thought of being sardined in a small, enclosed space with thousands of people freaks me out now, lol.

              • lol I don’t blame you. I’m not sure either if I’ll go to a concert or other very large gathering. I have the same concerns as you do. I might go if it’s outdoors though (once the pandemic is over). The Sara Bareilles one was outdoors, but it got chilly towards the end lol.

Let me know your thoughts!

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