17 Uplifting Songs For When You Need To Learn How To Love Yourself Again

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Don't beat yourself up for your imperfections — your scars are part of what makes you beautiful.

We all know the importance of treating others with love and kindness, but many of us struggle to treat ourselves with the same love and respect we give the people around us. Listen to these powerful songs about loving yourself for who you are — flaws and all — as you go about your self-love journey.

Remember: Be kind to yourself. We're all works in progress.

Your New Self-Acceptance Soundtrack: 17 Songs About Loving Yourself For Who You Are

1. "Kaleidoscope Heart" by Sara Bareilles

All the colors
Of the rainbow
Hidden 'neath my skin

2. "Hi Lo" by Chloe x Halle

Have you seen someone like me before?
You can try to point out all my flaws
That's okay cause I still love 'em all

3. "The Cure" by Little Mix

Now it's me and myself, don't need no one else
This happiness was always inside me
But Lord, it took a minute to find me

4. "I Am." by Jojo

I am, I am, I am, I am worthy of love
Am I, am I, am I, am I strong enough?
Because it feels like I'm not anything at all
But I am, I am, I am, I am beautiful

5. " Video" by India.Arie

I'm not the average girl from your video
And I ain't built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen

6. "get well soon" by Ariana Grande

This is for everybody
Babe, you gotta take care of your body, yuh yuh
Ain't no time to deny it, that is why we talking about it

7. "Scars To Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara

You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful

8. "Be More Kind" by Frank Turner

So before you go out searching
Don't decide what you will find
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind

9. "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself" by Jess Glynne

Don't be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don't be so hard on yourself, no

10. "Brand New Me" by Alicia Keys

I'll never be perfect, but at least now I'm brave
Now, my heart is open
And I can finally breathe

11. "The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change" by Nina Nesbitt

My life's uncertain and sometimes strange
But one thing I've learned is it won't stay the same
Even in the darkness, I'll be okay

12. "Reaper" by Sia

Oh, you tried to track me down
You followed me like the darkest cloud
But no baby, no baby, not today

13. "Rainbow" by Kesha

And I know that I'm still fucked up
But aren't we all, my love?
Darling, our scars make us who we are, are

14. "Swan Song" by Dua Lipa

This is not a, this is not a swan, swan song
We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight

15. "Wiser" by Madilyn Bailey

I'm wiser from the mess you made I feel no pain
Wiser from the storms I braved yeah I want to say
Thank you thank you

16. "Happy" by MARINA

I found what I'd been looking for in myself
Found a life worth living for someone else
Never thought that I could be, I could be
Happy, happy

17. "Masterpiece" by Jessie J

I still fall on my face sometimes and I
Can't color inside the lines 'cause
I'm perfectly incomplete
I'm still working on my masterpiece

Listen to the entire playlist of songs about loving yourself for who you are here:

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