Belting out a song as if I am a rockstar.
I always thought it was just me; that I was just some total fan girl with rockstar dreams and that pretending to live my fantasy is what was giving me that boost. I was wrong.
As it turns out, research has found that singing decreases our stress hormones and promotes a greater sense of self-worth. Singing, it’s not just fun. It’s body lovin’, self-acceptance good medicine.
Today: You guessed it. You are going to sing. Already, you are protesting. You are saying you have an awful voice. Trust me, your awful voice has NOTHING on mine and, yet, I sing to my little boy every single day. And he loves it. I do, too. So telling me (or especially telling yourself) that you have an awful voice isn’t going to cut. Go put some money in that jar right now and come back to me.
Alright, we’ve moved past the whole awful voice bit and now it is time to sing. Choose whatever song you want. Choose whatever location you would like. Heck, do it while you are vacuuming if that makes you feel better. Just do it. Belt it out like that song was written by you or for you. And then, afterward, revel in how you feel.
1. What song did you sing? Why did you choose it? Where did you sing?
2. How did it feel?
3. Can you see using singing as a tool to boost your mood when you are in need of a pick-me-up? If signing won’t work, will listening to music? If so, what can your go to song be?
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