Tuesday is no man's land. Tuesday plops you down at the beginning of the week - but not at the middle quite yet - and what's worse is that you're not even close to the end of the work week. Depressing.
I have devised a small, yet effective cure to my Tuesday Troubles and that is a pump-up, get-me-psyched for the work week mix. This combination of songs has just the right amount of gumption and spunk to get me grooving (and focus less on the stress that is piled on my desk waiting to get done).
1. "Believe" by Suzie McNeil.
This tune really makes me think that I could "move mountains with dreams". Seriously. This is a secret, so don't tell anyone, but sometimes I blast this song when no one is home and I stand on my bed, belt this out, and imagine myself moving mountains. Just kidding. Or am I?
2. "Push the Button" by Sugababes.
I'll admit. This song isn't particularly inspiring. But it does make me want to dance, which makes me smile, which makes my day seem not as bad as it really is.
3. "Believe" by The Bravery.
I hope we're not seeing a theme here. Apparently, I need to believe in things to make myself feel better. Honestly though, this song has a great beat, a great chorus, and makes me want to skip work and play Rock Band all day. Maybe I should quit my job and become a rock star. Just a thought.
4. "Won't Keep the Good Girl Down" by Marie Wilson.
Please don't judge me, but I first heard this song while watching 7th Heaven. Seriously though, this song convinced Lucy Camden that she couldn't be kept down. Therefore, it is a shoo-in for my sick playlist.
5. "Courage Is..." by The Strange Familiar.
I'm a cheeseball, but I just love the lyrics of this song. "Courage is when you're afraid/ But you keep on moving anyway/ Courage is when you're in pain/ But you keep on living anyway".
6. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield.
The Hills. Enough said.
7. "Find Yourself" by Brad Paisley.
I am a huge country fan so this had to be done.
8. "Find a New Way" by Young Love.
Find another way to dance. While I'm not a dancer, I really think the moral of the song (if there isn't one I apologize for reading too much into your masterpiece Young Love) is that don't let someone back you into a corner and if they do find another way out.
I love when rappers and punk rock combine. And this song makes me walk faster to work (it has serious magical powers).
I may have just added this to the list because WG1 and I just watched the finale of MTV hit "The Search for the Next Elle Woods". Congrats Bailey! She achieved her dream! Woohoo! Working Girls unite!
Now, please go download these 10 songs and instantly feel better about your 9-5.