Someone stop me or I’ll run straight out the door to Salzburg to find my green mossy hill to gallivant around and sing at the top of my lungs for the rest of my days!
But really, there is a song in you and it NEEDS to come out. Like NOW.
I was recently asked the question during a podcast interview from the happiest people I know @happsters and @fullonhappiness, “what do you do that recharges your soul and makes you genuinely happy?” The first thing that came to mind - not the normal, calculated, “right answer” type of mind - I’m talking about that deep little Jiminy Cricket mind that speaks the truth and only the truth - was SINGING!
Now I don’t know about you, but when I sing, be it between the drip drops of my morning shower or in my car (or as I like to refer to it, my stage on wheels), it feels like fairy dust starts circulating in my body instead of blood. Sparkles. Colors. Confetti. Tinkerbell. The whole thing.
It’s as if my voice sprouted wings and starts to soar through the curves of the grand canyon. Uninhibited. Knowing no boundaries (sorry for anyone in earshot). Guard down. Wings spread. Voice, emotions and soul ... raw and unplugged.
In the rich moments of my out of tune, window-cracking pitch, there is no defense against the dose of joy that a song serves up.
And wouldn't you know, it turns out, there is something to my fairy dust theory. There IS a physiological connection among singing, our mood and how we see the world!
Start warming up those pipes of yours and check this out:
Singing releases endorphins aka the “feel good” chemicals in our brains
Singing can have the same effect as exercise due to the release of those lovely endorphins which gives a “lifted” feeling (or the fairy dust effect as I like to call it) & is associated with stress reduction
When we sing we send more oxygen to the blood for better circulation which can create a good mood
Singing requires deep breathing which is a stress reducer and cue of relaxation
Singing builds confidence as it brings the inner voice outward
It is also said that the vibration that occurs when you sing can clear energy blocks
The sweet benefits of singing are so powerful, readily available and joyful, some people think it will be as popular as yoga in a few years!
Let the fairy dust flow...
P.S. Here are some phenomenal, inspiring, grin producing treasures if you need some motivation: