Happy Monday everyone! The energy this week is all about raising our vibes. One of my favorite ways to raise my vibes is by SINGING! It’s one of my favorite ways to get your energy moving. It’s been proven that singing has many benefits for our mental and physical health, so today we’re going to explore 4 reasons why singing makes us happy. Grab your favorite song and let’s get started! (I’ve included some of my faves too!)
1. Singing releases endorphins, which make us feel happy
There’s something special about singing that just makes me happy. Whenever I’m feeling down, singing always seems to cheer me up. Singing has been shown to release endorphins, which are associated with positive feelings like happiness. In fact, singing has been shown to be just as effective as exercise at boosting endorphin levels. And it doesn’t take much singing to see results – even humming or singing quietly to yourself can help to increase your endorphin levels.
2. Singing is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety
Singing is one of the most underrated stress relievers. Not only does it make you feel happy, but it also has a plethora of health benefits. For starters, singing helps to improve your respiratory system. By deep breathing and singing, you increase your lung capacity and help to clear out any congestion. In addition, singing is a great way to exercise your vocal cords and prevent them from becoming strained or damaged. And finally, singing has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels. So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, try breaking into song. You might just find that it’s the best medicine for what ails you.
3. Free to be creative with your choice of music
There’s nothing like singing along to your favorite song to lift your spirits. No matter what genre of music you prefer, choosing songs that make you feel good is a great way to boost your mood. Whether you’re singing in the shower, at a karaoke bar, or in the car, belting out your favorite tunes can help you to relax and let go of your stress. And if you’re feeling particularly creative, you can even make up your own lyrics. So go ahead and turn up the volume – singing along to your favorite songs is a great way to feel happy and unleash your creativity.
4.Singing helps us connect with others
There’s something special about singing that helps us connect with others. Maybe it’s the fact that when we sing, we open up our hearts and let our emotions out. Or maybe it’s because singing is just plain fun! Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that singing helps us feel close to others.
Singing also has the ability to lift our spirits and make us happy. When we hear music that we enjoy, it can trigger positive emotions and even lead to a sense of euphoria. This is why singing is often used as a form of therapy for people who are struggling with mental health issues. By bringing joy into our lives, singing can help us feel more connected to the world around us.
There are countless songs that can bring happiness and joy, but some of my personal favorites include “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. These classics never fail to put a smile on my face and get me moving, no matter what mood I’m in. I think part of what makes them so special is that they evoke such positive memories for me. Every time I hear them, I’m transported back to simpler times when life was just a little bit sweeter. That’s the power of music – it has the ability to transport us to another place and time, and fill us with happiness and joy.
Here is a list of songs that are great to sing out loud:
-Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
-Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves
-Happy by Pharrell Williams
-Beautiful Day by U2
-Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
-Boom Clap – Charli XCX
-So What – P!nk
-24K Magic – Bruno Mars
-My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy
-I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco
-Dancing on My Own – Robyn
-I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
-Physical – Dua Lipa
So next time you’re feeling down, put on your favorite tunes, dance and let yourself go.
Does singing make you happy? What is your favorite song to sing out loud?
If you are interested in other ways to reduce stress and heal, I have several resources to help! You can sign up for a session with me on my website Thepeacefulsage.com.
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Or check out my blog post “Connect with Your Breath and Find Meaning in Life: 5 Ways to Connect with YOU“.