Do you trust your gut when it comes to your singing? (Let’s focus on singing here, so it doesn’t get too existential!) Ask yourself what feels good for your voice and what doesn’t. Do you know what you enjoy, and what you don’t when it comes to singing? Do you listen to yourself sing, and know what is working for you, and what isn’t?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You might not know all these answers (that’s what you learn in voice and singing lessons!) but you should trust yourself that you do know when things are going well, or not when it comes to your singing. ⠀⠀⠀
If you are looking at these questions and thinking ‘No, I don’t really know any of these answers, that’s ok too. One of the things we do in voice and singing lessons is work on learning to pay attention to your own body, understanding what you notice, and trusting your senses. Learning to trust your gut is an essential part of being a singer.
An easy way to start learning to trust your gut when it comes to singing is to start asking yourself; why?
An easy way to start to trust your gut when it comes to your singing is to ask yourself; why?
If you’re finding yourself not practicing *enough* or *as much as you should be*, ask yourself: Why? Really try to be truthful and listen to yourself – there are no wrong answers, and no one is going to be upset with you!
– Is it because you’re scared of the goal you’re working towards, so you’re self-sabotaging by making sure you fail because you didn’t do the work, rather than because you weren’t good enough? (Ooof, we’ve all been there. Ask for help!)
– Could it be because you have lots of other things to deal with and singing just can’t be a priority right now? (This is valid, please cut yourself some slack. Singing will still be here when you’re ready).
– Is it because you don’t know where to start with singing, or how to practice, or what to focus on? (I’ve got you, and I can help you create a sustainable practice strategy that works for YOU).
Listen to yourself, trust that you know what is best for you and your singing practice and most importantly, be kind to yourself.
It can help to keep a journal of what you discover when you start asking yourself why. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about what feels good and what doesn’t, and then you’ll be well on your way to trusting yourself and your gut when it comes to singing. You’ve got this!