10 Songs You Shouldn't Listen to When You're Trying to Move On

It's probably not a good idea to put these songs on loop when you're mending a broken heart.
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Do you have a bad habit of listening to sad songs when you already are in a dull mood, which only makes you feel even worse? Cut the sadness out, and veer away from these hugot songs when you're trying to move on from a heartbreak. You'll be surprised by how much happier you can get by simply avoiding these sad tunes.

  1. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script

    The line that breaks your heart: "'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me, and your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be, thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we meet, you'll see me waiting for you at the corner of the street."

    Waiting for someone that may never come back does not only hurt, but is also a waste of time. Think of the progress you could have made moving on in the days, weeks, months or even years you've been waiting. Leave "the corner of the street," and tell yourself that moving on starts today. No more delaying tactics!
  1. "Not in That Way" by Sam Smith

    The line that breaks your heart: "I'd never ask you 'cause deep down I'm certain I know what you'd say. You'd say, I'm sorry, believe me, I love you, but not in that way."

    How do you let go of something that will always mean so much to you? There's no formula to solve this but if you've been stuck in the friendzone for way too long, how about trying to re-evaluate your feelings? Maybe you've confused love with genuine care for a friend.
  1. "Breakeven" by The Script

    The line that breaks your heart: "What am I supposed to when the best part of me was always you? What am I supposed to say when I'm all choked up and you're okay?"

    No one but yourself can ever be the best part of you, remember that. You're a strong independent woman!
  1. "Art of Letting You Go " by Tori Kelly

    The line that breaks your heart: "Your love stayed at the back of my head. A house full of memories is where I lived."

    No, stop living in the past. Stop reliving memories. This is not your reality anymore, and you just need to accept that.
  1. "Sad" by Maroon 5

    The line that breaks your heart: "But I'm scared to death, that there may not be another one like this, and I confess that I'm only holding on by a thin thin thread."

    There's lots of fish in the sea, so of course there will be another one. Let go of the past, and make room for a bright future ahead of you. Every time you tug on feelings that belong to the past, you are also closing the door on a chance for a new person to come into your life.
  1. "Oo" Up Dharma Down

    The line that breaks your heart: "Ako'y iyong nasaktan, baka sakali lang maisip mo naman. Hindi mo lang alam, kay tagal na panahon, ako'y nandirito pa rin hanggang ngayon para sa'yo."

    If this person is really worth your time, it won't take so much of him to realize when he's hurting you. Get rid of toxic people in your life, even if it hurts to do so. It will cause you less pain in the end.
  1. "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt

    The line that breaks your heart: "Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't. And you can't make your heart feel, something that it won't."

    The lyrics say it all. You can't force feelings.
  1. "Tayo Nalang Dalawa" by Mayonnaise

    The line that breaks your heart: "Hindi ko maintindihan, tila tayo'y naglolokohan lang. Ayoko na ng ganito."

    Relationships that keep going around are relationships that are going nowhere. If you're a labels-are-not-important kind of person, at least make sure you know where his loyalty lies.
  1. "All I Ask" by Adele

    The line that breaks your heart:  "If this is my last night with you, hold me like I'm more than just a friend, 'cause what if I never love again?"

    Oh, Adele. Of course you will love again. Don't ever beg for love, because real love will come at the right time.
  1. "Migraine" by Moonstar 88

    The line that breaks your heart:  "Oo nga pala, hindi nga pala tayo. Hanggang dito lang ako, nangangarap na mapasayo."

    One of the hardest things to do is to figure out where to draw the lines. In those too close for comfort moments, these lines might blur and you forget what you are and what you are not. If you know that nothing more can ever be, let go and move on to greater and better things ahead of you. 

You go, Candy Girl! Cheers to happier days ahead.

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The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart

Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.

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My feet started stomping to the music every time I pose and my hips would flawlessly sway to the music. The roar of the audience was overwhelming no more, it was like whispers lost in the beat of the music. I knew as I stood there, all I needed to do was smile and be myself. My name was called accompanied by the thunderous applause and booming cheers of the crowd. I stood there alongside with other contestants. I was holding a bouquet and a trophy. I could feel the heavy crown on top of my head. However, the trophy beside me was much bigger, the lady beside me wore an even flashier crown, it was the crown of the titleholder. That night I landed the first runner-up spot. My head was filled with “what ifs”. What if I did just a little better, what if I exerted more effort and so on.


As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.

I smiled as I expressed my gratitude towards her. As I walked away, I realized that I accomplished something legendary that night. I was able to showcase that pageants are not only for thin-looking, tall people. I managed to snatch everyone’s attention with this average height and chubby body. That night started with so much uncertainty and insecurity. As I stared at my reflection, I looked exhausted but I was wearing a different smile. A smile of victory and bravery. A smile that defeated the stereotypes and stigma about people like me. That night ended with a realization that maybe winning isn’t always about winning the crown, it’s about winning people’s hearts and having a winning heart.


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