The Coping Kete

No. 12 – Power Ballads

This week in order attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellness…

I will spend 5 minutes every day singing along to music.  If I can’t find a CD or set of songs to play, I will sing old songs I know off by heart.  If I have time on my hands and am feeling anxious or stressed, I will pass some of the time by singing.  I can do this alone or with others.

Singing has real physical effects which you can use to your advantage.  Singing changes the way we are breathing and this alters the level of CO2 in our bloodstreams, which triggers the release of neurotransmitters and creates a sense of elation.  Depending on the song you are singing, it can also be a powerful form of  self-expression and sense of connection. Singing is a very good way of changing the moment for ourselves.

Once I’ve gotten used to spending some time singing, I will add ‘Power Ballads’ to my Personal Coping Kete as a strategy to shift my mood when I am feeling distressed.

One Thought on “No. 12 – Power Ballads

  1. When I have a performance or workshop later in the day and I am feeling nervous, I put music on and sing along with it. Is a great distraction and excellent way of getting my positive energy up. I find it helps to have happyish upbeat music.

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