Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stress and Your Schedule! How Do You Manage Physical and Mental Health to Keep Singing?

The world continues to whirl around and you want to get off!  How can you manage your stress and find time to keep practicing?  First take time to explore what helps you relax. Map out time to do just that.  Take care of yourself physically and the mental health will soon follow.  Physical conditioning in moderation is a benefit to both the act of singing and the mental focus needed for performing and dedication to singing.  Find a way to relax and your singing voice will improve when you practice.  
Some general advice on how to best take care of yourself as a singer can be found at  http://bit.ly/PXIRSk.  A routine of taking care of yourself both mentally and physically can make a huge difference in how you deal with the rigors of singing in general and keep you practicing for that next performance.

Spend some time figuring out what re-routes you when you are in a bad mood. Do you like to go for a run?  Do you sip a cup of tea?  Do you call a friend to talk it over? Do you write it out in a journal identifying what went wrong?  This will help you re-organize you mentally to be able to focus on your success again.
Take the time to explore what works for you and set a routine for yourself to maximize your singing potential.  Find someone (a good teacher and a friend) to help you and support you in your quest.  Time spent on physical attention and mental re-focus will make you a more balanced individual set for success.  Follow the advice of others in taking care of yourself, but ultimately you learn what works for you to make you the best singer you can be! 
Once you have mapped out what physical activity will help you relieve stress, schedule in time to practice to keep yourself on the right track!  Organizing all of the things you have to do is much easier after you have gotten rid of the excess stress in your body with a good workout or journal session.  Then you can get back to the important things!  Sing on!