Singers are happier
Singers are happier. Singing might even affect you as positively as exercise. The lockdown advice about getting a hobby or learning a language is for people without worries or children. We can all sing. No set-up required. Failure rate zero. Bad singing is still fun singing. I sing in-between the notes, but it works for me. It's what the philosopher Thomas Hobbes did in bed to exercise his lungs. It's what lung cancer patients do to improve capacity. It's how Mr Rogers started every episode. It's the cheapest, quickest, easiest wellbeing programme you can go on. And if you do have kids, they can sing along with. I don't believe happiness always is a choice. But singing can be. So crank up Spotify, tap into you inner Julie Andrews and sing, sing, sing.