You’re blue, unhappy, angry, depressed. You’re also holistic, groovy and know you should be able to pull yourself out of the Dungeon of Despair. And it’s that clean slate time of year…
What to do?
There are lots of great ways to lift your spirits: meditation, walking in nature, talking with friends. But what if none of those are available right now?
Ready to add something new to your toolkit?
It’s humming! Yes, simple humming.
Here are 3 ways you can use humming to improve your life!
Check Your Hummer. I’m not talking about an oversized vehicle. I’m talking about the harp you carry within you, the sacred harp - your own voice. Put your lips together, and send the sound out through your nose. It might tickle a little. That’s good.
Hum Your Bad Day Away. Had a bad hair day? Tell me about it, but do it only by humming. Really tell the story, but only by humming. When you take the words out and allow just the energy of the event through humming, it’s easier to release.
Hum Your Way to Happiness. Once you know your hummer is working, and you’ve released some sound gunk, you’re ready to connect to a source of happiness. You can either get very quiet and listen for your own song, and begin to hum. Or you can pick a simple song from your childhood that and hum that. Notice how the tune changes over time.
I hope you have a big smile on your face, and you’ve learned something new about your voice and how powerful it is in lifting your spirits.