My Favourite Five: Songs That Motivate

Whether you’re in a particular mood or looking for something that you can relate to, music can be a great place to turn. With so many songs around, music is always there for you, even when no one else is. It can give you a sense of comfort, energy or background companionship while you carry on with your day. It can pick you up, make you dwell or give you a way to grieve. It can even motivate you to keep going; either in general or during a task you are less than thrilled about *cough* housework and exercise *cough*

Here are five songs that work for me. Even if we have completely different tastes in music I hope this list at least gets you thinking about your own musical motivators:

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Thoughts on Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

I am not a huge Tom Cruise fan. I generally find him annoying. He comes across arrogant, controlling and prone to weird publicity stunts and media stories. (*cough* couch incident *cough*) BUT, all that aside, the man can act. So, being an Emily Blunt fan since The Devil Wears Prada, I finally decided to give Edge of Tomorrow a chance. And you know what? For a military version of Groundhog Day it isn’t too bad.

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Thoughts on Me Before You (2016)

I am a sucker for a good rom-com and judging by the trailer alone (as I haven’t read the book it is based on) Me Before You looked like the kind of story that would make you swing violently between laughing and crying.

While I didn’t really want to put myself into a situation where I would be silently sobbing in a cinema I decided to risk the emotional turbulence and give it a go. YOLO! I also made sure I didn’t wear any mascara and grabbed some napkins during my pre-movie lunch just in case – a girl can never be over prepared for waterworks after all.

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

With all the remakes being churned out lately (because apparently Hollywood has run out of fresh ideas) I sincerely hope they leave Disney’s Hocus Pocus alone. It doesn’t need a remake, a prequel, a sequel or any other kind of reboot whatsoever. It’s cheesy and extremely over the top with special effects that scream “made in the 90s!” but that’s what makes it so Continue reading