Singing is something beautiful. Especially when someone with a wonderful voice does it. But even if you are an individual with next to none singing talent (like me) you might still conciser singing more!
1. DANGER! Singing might cause chronic happiness
Singing releases endorphins, hormones that are set free within the brain and tell it to “feel good”. Trough doing that, singing increases the feeling of wellbeing, enhances mood and produces positive thoughts.
It also helps with stress reduction and can cure snoring which will make your partner really happy.
2. It will improve you health
Singing has many physical and mental benefits. It stretches and helps control the muscles of the lungs which results in healthier breathing. It is said that it also improves sleep. Furthermore it tones the face muscles that are usually not in use.
Singing functions as an antidepressant and helps reduce anger and anxiety. People that have a severe illness find their inner balance trough singing and get an energy boost to continue fighting.
3. You can get your feelings out there
Singing can help you say the feelings, that you keep hidden inside your heart, out aloud. If you are lonely, angry, sad, in love, heartbroken or hopeless, somebody has most likely written a song about it. When singing that song you can then utter these feelings or actually realize them. Sometimes it is hard to say what you truly feel. Singing might take some weight of your shoulders.
4. You become part of a community
Singing opens the way into a new community. If you join a choir or a band you will realize how rewarding it is to sing in a group. Doing the same thing, producing a wonderful sound as one voice that is able to fill an entire hall and just having the same passion, will give you a hobby that will have a positive effect on the way you look at life.
5. It will make your memory better
Memorizing lyrics and melodies trains your brain. Memorizing things trough singing them is also really effective since a melody has better grip in your mind.
6. It gives you a better control over your voice
Do you get scared of delivering a speech in front of a crowd because your voice then does funny things like disappear or slip off to a really high pitch? Well, then you might want to consider training your voice trough singing since that strengthens the vocal chords.
7. It makes you more confident (posture)
Standing in front of a crowd, in a group or alone, does wonders to your confidence.
To sing properly you also need to learn the singing posture which will ultimately result in you walking around in it all day, making you seem more confident and self-assured.
8. You are tricked into exercising
I get this a lot when I am not motivated to exercise at all and just lay around in bed. I turn on the music and eventually start singing along. Not after too long im dancing around in my room and play the air guitar while headbanging like crazy. In the end I’m super energetic and have so much motivation that I even go exercise afterwards. Crazy, tricky singing!
9. It increases the empathy and understanding between cultures
Music and singing bring people together and are some kind of universal language. That’s why you should definitely bring along some music when traveling!
10. Party would be boring without it
If you go out to party and don’t sing along with the music, it’s going to be boring! Trust me!
Please tell me what you think about this list and whether you have any experience with singing and its positive effects.