How to Restore Your Voice

It’s been almost a month since I had my last opportunity to perform, and I’m definitely itching to perform again!

However, I feel very lucky that I haven’t had any shows scheduled over the past few weeks because I was fighting off a bad cold while dealing with allergies 😦

Everyone gets sick, but I think the changing weather played a big part in not being able to shake off whatever I had for 2 weeks.

(On a positive note, the changing weather has made Madison look so pretty! 🙂 )

Madison Fall

The leaves starting to change in front of Madison’s Capitol Buidling

 

View from the Monona Terrace Rooptop

View from the Monona Terrace Rooftop

The most frustrating part of being sick was that I dealt with a sore throat and not having much of a voice…I surely couldn’t sing during that time. 😦

Because restoring my voice as quickly as possible was very important to me, I did 5 things. They helped me feel a lot better, so I wanted to share them with you. 🙂

If you are trying to restore your voice, do the following:

1) Drink a lot of water
Drinking a lot of water is extremely important, especially if you are a singer. Drinking even more water when you are sick is necessary so that you can flush out toxins.

2) Drink peppermint tea
One of my friend’s recommended this, and it gave me great relief. Peppermint helps soothe a sore throat. I have been enjoying Bigelow Peppermint tea. 

Bigelow Peppermint Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Eat Burt’s Bees drops
I regularly have these before my performances to help my throat and voice. I found that they bring great relief to a sore throat. As an added bonus, the menthol in them helped clear out my sinuses. 🙂

Burts Bees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Drink hot water mixed with lemon juice and honey
One of my students recommended this, and it made my throat feel so much better 🙂 Ever get a tired voice after a long day of talking? Try this! It really helps!

5) Avoid talking as much as you can
This is super hard when you have a day job at which you need to communicate with people all day. What I ended up doing was whispering or emailing when I needed to communicate with people 🙂 The best thing  you can do when you’ve lost your voice is rest it.

I hope you will find some of these tips helpful when you are trying to restore your voice. 🙂

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