Most of my posts are glass-half-empty philosophical debates with myself about the musical ponderings that swim around my head. So I’ve decided to pump some enthusiasm in to your life. This will either be something you already do and should carry on doing, or this is an introduction to an easy way to have a slightly cheerier morning. It’s as easy as this: start singing in the shower.

Dani Bazan singing in shower
This is my housemate Dani. Singing in the shower. Like a true legend.

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who sing in the shower, and those who do not.

Whether you’re into Bruno Mars, Tom Jones, The Pixies, Placebo, Miles Davis, Mozart or just your local busker on the high street – start singing their songs whilst you shower in the mornings. You should sing in the shower because…

  • Singing reduces stress
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves breathing
  • Improves your sense of rhythm
  • Provides comfort and motivation for your day.

Let’s be honest, when you’re showering, you’re as naked as the day you were born. You’re warm, wet and in a secured, private enclosure; you have the freedom to sing until your heart’s content.

My average day starts around 7am for some natural reason. Usually with a whole swamp of things to trudge through in the coming day, as I’m sure you do too. I step into that shower room and, whatever song seems to be circling my mind at that moment, I will sing it.

Please note, I am a completely inept singer. I have an awfully low range, I struggle to sustain notes often and I often can’t decipher lyrics, so I end up mumbling words that don’t exist a lot of the time. But I love it. If warming up the vocal pipes with a singsong like that scene in Snow White (minus the strange control over the local wildlife) could give you that extra little boost to turn a mundane Monday morning in to a confidence-launching kickstart of a day, wouldn’t you do it?

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