Do you find yourself getting more irritated these days? I certainly do.
It’s almost as if we are collectively getting crankier. Conversations, when they are happening at all, are both more awkward and more charged. Email and text are only slightly better. While they are easier to misread, at least there isn’t a living, breathing person in front of you, right? Maybe, but will that keep irritability at bay? Doubt it.
We live in an elastic net of air molecules. It is our medium. And, this air is not just how we survive, it is also an important component in how we interact with the world around us.
When you observe your surroundings what do you see|feel? What sounds permeate your space? Who are the people breathing with and near you? What types of speech do you hear? What expectations do you have that are not being met? What are you unable or unwilling to say?
All of these things are factors in our well-being. As are environmental and societal elements. The fact is that what is happening in our world can and does cause inflammation in our psyche. The question becomes, what will you do about it?
A fish is only as healthy as the water it lives in and its relationship to the other fish. We are not so different from them in the end.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.