Whether you're looking to motivate yourself to finally ask for that raise, need some inspiration to cut ties with toxic friends and habits, or have just resolved to learn to love every bit of yourself unconditionally this year, these songs will inspire you to hustle and glow this month.
Erykah Badu- Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)
You've been busting your butt at your job, you're killing it, and you have the receipts to prove it! If it's time to ask for that raise, walk into your boss's office with Erykah gently, repeatedly reminding you to "get munny" running on loop in your head, and you'll have that much more wind beneath your assertive wings.
Beyoncé- Grown Woman
Nothing makes you feel like you are the queen of your own destiny like the true queen of us all, Beyoncé, singing "I'm a grown woman/I can do whatever I want." Put this on when you forget how fab you are, and I guarantee your self-esteem will swell to the moon.
Rihanna- Bitch Better Have My Money
"Don't act like you forgot! I call the shot-shot-shots!" you scream-sing to yourself in the mirror before that big interview, shutting down that little rude voice inside your head that's telling you don't deserve the gig. You got this!
Britney Spear- Work B**ch
There is no rise-and-grind anthem quite like Britney's 2013 gem. Now, with the spirit of Britney with you, get to work, bitch!
Beyoncé- ***Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Grimes- Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream
"I don't see the light I saw in you before...and now I don't care anymore," Grimes sings in this addictive song from her new album Art Angels. Sometimes we feel a lot of guilt and shame when it comes time to cut people out of our lives that are no longer good for us, and Grimes reminds us that letting go of that guilt is good, while also making us dance.
Remy Ma- Conceited (There's Something About Remy)
Still not sure that you're the cutest thing around after listening to "***Flawless?" Listen to Remy Ma confidently rap about all the things she looks too good to be doing, and be inspired to get to that level of unapologetic self-love.
Big Rings- Drake, Future
Not only will this brassy song's double-dutch rhythms get you moving, but you also get to listen to Chairlift's Caroline Polachek revel in the beauty of what her hard work has turned into, and how lucky she is. Put this on to inspire you to start ticking off those resolutions!
Nicki Minaj- Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé
Just in case you're still not feeling yourself, here's some Nicki and one more dose of Beyonce for good measure. Happy January!