Research has shown that music releases dopamine, the feel good chemical in our brains. I enjoy singing. When i’m feeling low, I find singing and music very therapeutic and a way of releasing my emotions and changing my mindset. It gives me a focus and a means of expressing myself. I know many people who have a love for music, many due to the way certain songs can be so relatable and drown out the intrinsic voices and thoughts. So what else does music offer us?
- Music can improve your cognitive performance
- Music can reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- Music can help people sleep better
- Music can improve motivation and endurance
- Music can improve your mood
It doesn’t matter if you can’t sing, or you can’t dance. Put some feel good music on, dance around like no-one is watching and sing at the top of your lungs. Get so lost in music that the reality of life pauses. Many people find one song that explains exactly how they are feeling, which they listen to when they are struggling. Do you have that song?
Singing in groups can help people recover from mental illness, making them feel valued and increasing their confidence, according to research. Now I know singing isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a new way to release how you are feeling…why not give it a try? Music has been my savour several times when I’ve reached rock bottom. Heres one song I recorded recently to share with you all. Thank you 🙂