A New Year, A New Voice

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2010.

That just sounds like it is going to be a great year.

The best year ever, in fact, to start in on getting the best out of your voice you possibly can.

Why is it important to constantly be improving your voice?

There are three important reasons that can motivate you to get going and I am going to be brief because it is New Year’s Day and I need to get going on my voice for the new year too!

  1. Your Health.
  2. Your Attitude
  3. Your Dreams

Your Health

You remember what I’ve said about endorphins being released when we sing, right?  Well, there is another health benefit that I do not often write about so I thought this would be a good place to briefly mention it.

When we sing and release endorphins, those feel good hormones that are usually associated with physical exercise, those endorphins give us an overall sense of well-being, which then prompts us to do more productive things that will make our lives better.

For instance, when I sing in the morning as part of my regular routine, within a few minutes of starting my vocal warmups (after the breathing warmups), my energy levels increase immediately and there is literally more of a bounce in my step.  In fact, I get so high on singing from the endorphins that I start dancing.  Yes, dancing.  I sing and dance in the mornings.  When I dance, not only are my endorphins going, my heart rate increases and that morning sluggy thing stops instantly.

What could be better than that to start your day?  And better yet, singing is FREE!  When I get going, I get going, and then I’m ready to take on just about anything.  When I don’t start my day with singing and breathing for singing, I slug around for a much longer period of time so then I don’t move as fast or get my heart rate up as quickly.  And I don’t dance.  Not fun.

When you do things to make your body happy, you are better able to make the people around you happy too.  And that is HUGE!

Your Attitude

I think you can already see how #1 ties in to this one.  If you are singing and dancing and your heart rate is up in a short amount of time and the endorphins are kicking in really fast, your attitude about everything improves instantly.

If you are happy with your voice, you will have more confidence when you speak to others.  There is something that happens on the inside of us when we know we are working on our voices.  We just feel better about ourselves.  And that tends to make us feel about our circumstances, our relationships and our future.

We become better people when we have a endorphin-dosed attitude.  And that makes people want to listen to us more.  We now have something better to offer them with who we are than when we are not singing and that’s because we end up liking ourselves better when we make the effort to learn how to sing better.

Something in our communication skills gets better.  We breath more deeply and in a more relaxing way, we articulate our words more clearly, we want to be heard, we want people to understand us and not only that, they do because we resonate more, we project more and we simply have more fun with how we communicate!

All of this and more produces a better attitude and a better attitude produces a better life.

Your Dreams

It’s a new year.  Time to make resolutions to do better at losing weight, loving the people you care about, make more money, get healthier.  We all think about these things this time of year.

So how does singing relate to your dreams?

The answer is easy.

If you have more energy, if you have a better attitude, your dreams will seem more achievable because you will have more to give to them.

When you wake up in the morning, do you feel like you can take on the world?  Or do you battle depression and lethargy?

If your answer is the first one, write to me and share with me what you are doing.  I’d like to pass it on to my readers.

If it is the second one, then start making use of my free voice lesson to change your life in 2010.

Dream Big About Yourself and Sing!  Try it now.  It’s FREE!

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