We all have days when we don't feel 100%, but we still go to work and get things done. The voice is exactly the same. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it just doesn't feel at its best. Does that mean we should hide away and make no sound? Not at all! Professional performers sing through allergies, colds, and plain old bad days all the time. The secret is recognizing the limits of your voice while maintaining healthy technique when something feels a little different. Perhaps that high note just isn't going to sound as clear as usual. Maybe a long sustained note won't make it quite as far. That's okay! A day where you're not at 100% is an opportunity to bring your vocal technique to 200%!