“I don’t sing because I am happy, I am happy because I sing,” said William James.
Now, of course, I’m much more likely to be gently humming at my laptop (or
butchering busting out the tunez at the top of my lungs) if I’m already in a good mood.
But I also know, that if I’m self-aware enough to spot that I’m indeed in a rather shitty mood, then singing a song might just lift my spirits, and my body language.
It all comes back to that mind-body connection. Your body language/facial expression/words/tone/actions are intrinsically linked with whatever is going on in your mind…. but as research increasingly shows, if you change your body language/facial expression/words/tone/actions then that can change whatever is happening in your mind.