Do you like your voice? Do you feel that you can express easily what you want, feel or think? Here’s how to improve your voice.
The voice is the invisible part of the body, directly connected with your emotions and moods. Your voice is the mirror of your soul. Through your voice, others perceive what is behind the words you say—your true being.
Some voices are higher or lower in pitch, some deeper, some clearer. Just as some people are taller, thiner, blond or brunette. That’s why connecting with your true voice is like connecting with your true self—your ability to express and share your essence with the rest of the world.
But for some people, talking requires a huge amount of effort. Sometimes people think this is normal but it isn’t. Vocal fatigue, dysphonia, or longing for a different voice is more common than we think. And in many of these cases, people experience the feeling of not being able to breathe well.
The simple act of communicating can carry a huge amount of fatigue and frustration. And that's very comprehensible because that limitation is impeding the full development of some people’s personal power.
If this sounds like you, here are some basic tips that might be useful to start improving your voice .
A Living Voice
Take a notebook or your tablet and start a "Diary of your voice," Write down any sensation you perceive around your voice, what you like bout it and what you don't like.
Then start tracking things like situations, people, and places where you find it more difficult to talk. Jot down times when your voice sounds more tired make note of moments when it sounds alive and free.
Bring your attention to the quality of your breathing in each situation you noted. Is your voice deep or shallow? Long or short? Do you feel it mainly in your upper chest or lower down? Is it hard to inhale? Do you feel you need more air than you are actually taking in?
All this is will probably lead your attention to different areas of your body. Now, where—if anywhere—in your body do you feel a discomfort connected to those moments of vocal fatigue or strain? What tends to contract or tense in those moments? Is there a mood associated to it? An emotion? An image?
What you want is to start being more concrete about something that you might leave as a general sensation of discomfort. What the diary brings to you is the opportunity to be more aware of what you do that leads you to your particular discomfort. Because being aware is the first step towards change.
The vibrations of your voice have the power to connect you with yourself and touch others in your own unique way. Don't underestimate the power of your voice, learn to love it and live it... And speak your truth.