Singing is good for you. It’s a medically proven fact that singing reduces stress, acts as a natural pain reliever by releasing endorphins in our brains, which also leads to that ‘feel-good’ factor. These reasons alone should be enough to make everyone want to sing even if you think you can’t.
The truth of the matter is that most people who don’t sing, don’t, because they believe they can’t. More often than not, it’s because they have been told by someone who is close to them, that they can’t sing.
If this is the case with you, then these people are really not doing you any favours. In my experience, absolutely anyone can sing and while you may not have the greatest voice in the world, you can certainly learn to ‘improve’ your singing voice.
You don’t have to have a voice like Pavarotti or Celine Dion to enjoy singing. If you like singing in the shower or in the car on the way to work then do it and keep doing it.
The minute we allow others to judge us and tell us to stop because we ‘can’t sing’ is the minute we’re accepting these people as being right and being knowledgeable about what they are saying.
In most instances it’s because the person who is singing is untrained and may not be using their voice in the best way possible.
Can this be taught? Absolutely it can. We were all given one voice and unless your voice is damaged or you are in the unfortunate position where you physically can’t utter a sound, the desire and commitment to find out how your voice works and how to get the best out of it should be in your own interest.
You’ll be amazed how much joy you can get out of singing if you really want to. You may be singing in the completely wrong range for your voice and there may be a hidden gem hiding away at a much lower or higher place in your voice. You may just be lacking confidence and get nervous when singing for people.
There is always a reason why someone may say you can’t sing but you need to set yourself the goal of proving them wrong and start doing it for yourself because you enjoy it and because it is good for you.
If you enjoy singing then there are far more reasons to keep doing it than to stop. Even if it’s for your own entertainment while you’re in the bath, keep singing.