You will probably want to start singing once you get to know how many remarkably positive benefits it brings. Singing itself is a great hobby that literally everybody can take up (let’s exclude a small minority of people who are tone-deaf). I’ll tell you more: if you suppose that you don’t have a voice, you are totally misled — everybody has a voice but it has to be trained to become melodic. Basically, it’s an instrument that you regularly have to train and practice so it improves.
I have dug deeper and investigated that singing is not only a hobby for pleasure, but it’s also a perfect treatment for our both physical and mental well-being. For example, singing is found to be a great antidepressant. When you sing, the endorphins, our hormones of happiness, are released and help you feel uplifted and full of energy. Plus, singing provokes the release of oxytocin — a hormone that significantly lessens anxiety and depression.
When you focus on controlling your rate of breathing, it actives the parts of your brain that are connected with emotions. Therefore, your immune system strengthens (yeh, when your mood is up, you feel healthier, it’s a fact!). What’s more important, singing engages breathing, which is our bodies’ greatest stress-reliever.
One more positive effect of singing is that you train your lungs and, therefore, improve your breathing control. There was even done a survey where singers with respiratory disease reported improvement in their health-related quality of life thanks for singing. This hobby perfectly keeps in tone the abdominal and intercostal muscles and the diaphragm (the function of abs is to support the diaphragm to stay low).
When you sing in the car, it makes you a safer driver. There was done a study, where the scientists proved that singing behind the wheel helps you to stay more concentrated and careful. It may sound hokey at first because it’s commonly believed that music subconsciously distracts us. For example, you turn the radio off when trying to park or turn down the volume when the weather is too bad. However, singing in the car, especially when you are going to fall asleep, is exactly what you need.
And the last life hack I want to share with you is to sing aloud the bad situation that happened to you. For example, you left your office key at home. Instead of yelling, crying, or becoming furious, remember some popular song, e.g. Oops!… I Did It Again:
Oh baby, baby
Oops, I did it again
I left keys in my home, got lost in my head
Singing about the problem helps to realize that it’s not the end of the world. The problem itself will sound ridiculous and won’t destroy your day. Try it for yourself, it really helps!