Whether it’s happening in your car while the radio is blasting, in the middle of cleaning your house by yourself, or on a stage in front of thousands, singing has life-saving capabilities.
Some of you may say, “But I only feel comfortable singing in the shower.” That’s completely okay. It doesn’t matter where you sing, what style you sing, or your skill level; anyone can enjoy these benefits.
I know it sounds like an extreme stretch, but I invite skeptics to this conversation because science backs up my belief.
Because a vast majority of people feel comfortable singing in the shower, I will use that as our location (for sake of example).
There is practical proof that shower singing is global. It happens in Hollywood as well as Bollywood (movies and TV shows), in your neighborhood (around the block and down the hall), and even in the kitchens of your favorite restaurant. The good thing is that whether you are a novice or an expert, you can be enlightened and refreshed in four simple steps.
Materials required: Comfortable shower temperature, soap/body wash, a fake microphone, a song in your heart
Step 1: Turn on the shower water, and set it to your preferred temperature because you will perform at your optimum level when you are the most relaxed. When you are satisfied with the temperature, step into the shower.
Step 2: Use your favorite soap or body wash. It ensures that you will not just be ready for shower time; you will be ready for showtime! If you smell good, you’ll feel good. If you feel good, you’ll sing good.
Step 3: Grab a fake microphone. Something on the more cylindrical side should suffice to give your shower performance a more realistic feeling. Any object will suffice as long as it’s waterproof (or not electronic).
Step 4: Pick a song you like, and belt it at the top of your lungs, but please understand this brief disclaimer. Oftentimes, the amazing acoustics and absence of an audience in a steamy shower have the tendency of deceiving shower singers into thinking that they sound better than they really are.
With that being said, do not deceive yourself into thinking that you are as good as Michael Jackson or Celine Dion because of your success when no one is watching you. You may be as remarkable as you think, but you may not be…
Step 5: Smile because singing in the shower carries health benefits; each benefit is supported by Jordan Taylor Sloan’s article, Science Has Good News for People Who Sing in the Shower. Here are some of the advantages:
- Singing in the morning is more effective than drinking coffee
- It has a positive influence on one’s heart health by lowering cortisol levels, which are linked to stress levels. Therefore, resulting in a lowered risk of heart disease.
- Same effects as yoga because it releases a peaceful state of mind, resulting in less stress.
Hopefully, this breakdown of the effects that come with singing will encourage any cynical readers to give it a try. It seems too trivial to be true, but there’s power in singing in the shower.
Let me know how it works for you in the comment section!