Body Independence Playlist + Find Your Mantra

Welcome back, friends! Did you declare your body independence yesterday? Yesterday, we kicked off Body Independence Week. This playlist is all about independence (working with a female perspective). We’ve got some pop, alternative, country… just anything that makes me feel independent and in charge. Take charge and then use this playlist to power through your next workout. Love your body and appreciate what it can do. I hope this workout playlist leaves you feeling empowered before you begin today’s activity: finding your body independence mantra.

Destiny’s Child – Independent Women (Part 1)

Tell me how you feel about this
Who would I want if I would wanna live
I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter

Katy Perry – Firework

 Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you?
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Rachel Platten – Fight Song

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong

Annie Bosko – Crooked Halo

Been that way since she was a baby
A mustang you ain’t breakin
Barbed wire wrapped around a pretty daisy
Yah the good kinda crazy
Spits fire like a Roman candle
A down-heart that’s prone to ramble
Says, “I might be hard to handle but I know who I am”

Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself

Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
(I love me)
Can’t help myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
Anytime, day or night
(I love me)

Alicia Keys – Superwoman

Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

Colbie Caillat – Try

Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you?
You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away

Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

 I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show
There’s a new me coming out
And I just had to live
And I want to give
I’m completely positive

Fifth Harmony – Worth It

Give it to me, I’m worth it
Baby I’m worth it
Uh huh I’m worth it

Joan Jett – Bad Reputation

I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
You’re living in the past, it’s a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s what I’m gonna do

Sara Bareilles – Be Brave

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Demi Lovato – Confident

I used to hold my freak back
Now I’m letting go
I make my own choice
Bitch, I run this show

Today’s Activity: Find Your Body Independence Mantra

body independence week featured imageYesterday, we declared our body independence. Today, we’re going to find our body independence mantra. Maybe a particular song or lyric really resonates with you. Maybe you have a favorite song or line from a book that isn’t on this list that you love. No matter where you find the inspiration, today I want you to write down your body independence mantra or positive affirmation, below your declaration. What short phrase or word will bring you back to your declaration?

You can have a present mantra, such as “I am _____,” or “I have _____,” or “I love/appreciate ______.” You could also focus on your future, with “I will _____.” Some examples:

  • I define my worth and I am worthy.
  • I am comfortable in my own skin.
  • I accept and love my body.
  • My body is beautiful and powerful.
  • I own my body and choose to nourish it with love.

Here is mine:

I love my body as it is today and appreciate its strength.

Any time you’re struggling with self-doubt, body image, or the activities during this week of Body Independence, return to your mantra. Write it on Post-It notes and stick them around your home, office, planner, etc. Return to it each morning and night.

What is your body independence mantra?

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