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Benefits of singing on mental health

Updated: May 18, 2023

Hello there artists!

It's Friday, it's 5 PM, and your colleague invites you to yet another karaoke party because they love it and think you do too. Say YES to singing karaoke, your mind will feel less achy (bad rhyme intended, hello poets!).

Feeling better through singing? Yes! Get ready to be amazed by the unexpected benefits of singing (yes, it seems like I'm overselling it a bit, but not that much!)

1 - Singing reduces stress and anxiety

Next time work stress gets to you, don't reach for the Häagen-Dazs to feel better. Instead, try singing a few notes. You can even pretend you're a superstar on a world tour by using a wooden spoon as a microphone (if you got the ice cream out anyway).

2 - Singing boosts self-confidence

Are you shy or timid? Sing regularly and push yourself out of your comfort zone! You'll improve your self-confidence and become even more daring!

3 - Singing improves mood and overall well-being

That's why you probably feel happier after a karaoke session (tell your colleague too, they'll be glad to be right!). By singing, you release endorphins, the hormones of well-being!

4 - Singing improves sleep quality

Regular singing helps release tension in the body and mind, which can aid in deeper sleep at night. Of course, singing "L'Hymne à l'amour" (it's a French divine love song) at 3 AM is not advisable if you have neighbors who are likely to be upset (or single and sensitive...). But now that you'll sleep at night, there's no need to worry.

5 - Singing strengthens concentration skills

When we sing, we need to be aware of our breathing, intonation, phrasing, and diction (to name a few). This can improve our overall concentration, even when we're not singing.

6 - Singing stimulates creativity

If you have an artistic inclination and want to boost your creativity, singing can be an excellent way to unleash your inspiration. You can improvise melodies, write song lyrics, and even compose a small melody to sing!

These are just a few of the many mental health benefits of singing. Next time you feel stressed or anxious, look no further than your vocal folds and sing your favorite song at the top of your lungs!

If you're curious and want to learn more, check out the research that helped write this article: the links are below.


"Singing Changes Your Brain" - TIME -

"Can Singing Improve Your Mental Health?" - Harvard Health Publishing -

"The Benefits of Singing for Mental Health" - Verywell Mind -


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