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4 Songs in My Depression Recovery Playlist


A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about songs that help me through depression. While I still love these songs, I’m tired of wallowing in the fact I’m depressed.

Subconsciously I changed my playlist to more inspirational upbeat songs.

Since I shared my previous songs with you all, I wanted to share the songs that push me to get better. Recovery will never come if you don’t separate yourself from the label. You are so much more than depression and anxiety, and here are some songs that might help you:

1) “At My Best” by Hailee Steinfeld and Machine Gun Kelly


If you can’t take me at my worst / you don’t deserve me at my best.

The best thing you can do for yourself during hard times is to weed out the people who don’t care about you. A common name for these people is “fair-weather friends.” These are basically the people who are only down for good times. While those friends are fun to be around, they will never be the ones holding your hand and at the end of the day, they won’t be there for you.

2) “Rise” by Selena Gomez

“You can hold onto the sadness like a souvenir / Or you can close your eyes / and see your life / Like the air / you can trap the strength you never knew you had … You can rise from the rubble.”

To me, this song just proves recovery is out there. It may seem like it doesn’t exist, but it does. You can get better. You will get better. The world is never as bad as it seems because you have so much strength in your heart.

3) “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood

“This is my temporary home / It’s not where I belong.”

This world is so temporary. In the moment pain seems like it will last forever, but it won’t. We are guests here. I believe the real life is up in Heaven. No matter what you believe, pain will just be a memory someday. You won’t care what people said — who liked you, or who didn’t. It doesn’t define you.

4) “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

“She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire.”

You are a fighter. Look how far you have come, how much pain you have endured. I’m so proud of you.

You can get through anything. You are unbreakable and there is nothing you can’t handle. Depression has nothing on you.

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