Are you interested in trying an easy relaxation method that relieves stress and anxiety but is also a lot of fun? Singing is the answer.
You don't need to leave your house, and you don't need any specialist equipment. All you need is your voice (however in tune or off key it sounds!) and to turn up your favourite song to sing along to.
It doesn't matter what kind of music you listen to or what song you sing, all the matters is that you let go, release any negative energy and embrace the fun and joy that singing can bring to your everyday life.
"Singing is a natural antidepressant, proven to stimulate the release of endorphins (the pleasure hormone) and oxytocin (a hormone that alleviates stress), calm nerves and uplift the spirits".
If you add some movement like dancing or moving to the beat to release tension then all the better, as this will give your body an extra boost to shift into a more relaxing space.
With the pandemic still ongoing we can't currently take singing lessons or join a choir or a singing group just yet, but this ultimately emotional expression of joy, or even of sorrow, can still be a meaningful and healing part of our day. And when the situation improves, social singing opportunities are out there for you to discover.
Now that you know the benefits of singing, why not give it a try? Take a break from your routine, turn the music on, experiment with your voice and sing your heart out - you deserve this joyful release.