When you’re upset, stressed or sad do you ever find yourself humming a familiar tune?
Research shows there are many positive benefits to humming. One article, recently published in Psychology Today, lists a few of the major positive outcomes when one spends at least 20 seconds a day humming.
A few benefits listed in the Psychology Today article are as follows:
- humming eases stress,
- makes you to feel more relaxed and,
- provides you a sense of inner peace.
Also, read about one individual’s experience when they decided to try out humming by clicking here! And you can even make it into a trivia game with apps such as iHum Nation, Battle & Hum, or Let’s Sing. Try humming a melody and have your friends or family guess the song!
Have you ever tried humming? Do you have a favorite song that you hum? What are other ways that you cope with stress? Share some of your own techniques below!