Sing out loud. No, not the sad tune you listened to repeatedly when your boyfriend dumped you or your dog died. Instead, put on the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby or Queen and sing along and move to the music in your PJs (you can’t look foolish if no one is watching), in the kitchen or even in your car on the way to work!
Can singing really make people happy? According to a 2008 Australian study of 1,100 choral singers, YES! Choir members said they were more satisfied with life than non-singers, even when they had long-term health problems.
That’s because, according to the National Mental Health Information Center, singing and dancing stimulates the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, opiates and endorphins. So why not take advantage of Mother Nature’s pick-me-up? SING A SONG as you COUNTDOWN TO SPRING!