I’m going to challenge you to try the same experiment that I am trying. It’s good. It’s hot. It’s super-sweet.
It’s kinda super-easy too – but somehow difficult. Isn’t life intriguing, with all these little mysteries and conundrums?!
I want us to dance more.
Yes, I do think that if we danced more, we’d be able to reach a state of happiness more often.
When I am angry, depressed, frustrated, sad, overwhelmed or feeling totally at odds with my body, the BEST thing I can do is to dance.
When I dance, a few wonderful things happen;
a) I stop thinking.
b) My body gets a bit warm and sweaty.
c) My body becomes my best friend because look at all the cool things she can do!
d) I feel happy.
e) My problem or stress is still there when I stop but I am less frantic about it. Less attached. I have snuck out the window and partied while the problem wasn’t looking.
Hey, are you thinking what I’m thinking?
a) I don’t have an hour.
b) I don’t feel like it so I shouldn’t do it.
c) Actually, I really don’t feel like it so please stop telling me what to do.
d) I don’t have time to take dance classes.
e) I can’t just go out to a club every night.
f) I don’t have a dance floor or disco ball. (This is actually a very fair complaint.)
g) DON’T TRY TO MAKE ME FEEL HAPPY BECAUSE I’M NOT RIGHT NOW!!!!
So here is my challenge. When you need a pick-me up, dance. Get up and move. To one song. Or two. Or seven. It can be a sad song, happy song, horny song, angry song. Get up and move.
How do I find a song?
Umm, awkward pause. I’m going to give you some time to think about that question because I know that a) you have heard music before and b) some of it made you feel good. It may have been awhile but you get out there and FIND A SONG!
I don’t know how to dance.
I can’t believe that the judges from “So You Think You Can Dance” are at your house! Please tell them to leave immediately so you can start dancing.
I don’t have enough time.
Most popular songs are about 3-4 minutes. If you don’t have 3-4 minutes to brighten your day and love yourself, then this email is the least of your problems and we’ll leave it at that.
I can’t dance at work. What will people think?
That you are the coolest employee.
My partner/roommates/kids look at me like I definitely should not be dancing.
Poor them. Jealous much?
I’m too tired.
You might be exhausted – aren’t we all? But STOP READING THIS EMAIL RIGHT NOW AND START DANCING BEFORE YOU LOSE ALL OF YOUR ENERGY!
I’m still too tired.
I don’t care.
What if I feel worse after?
Ha ha ha.
You are so cute and funny too!
How do you dance on the subway without anyone knowing?
This is actually a lot of fun. I like to see if I can maintain a deadpan stare while I get my pelvic thrusts on.
We were born to dance. To move. To shake and sweat and groove to a beat.
Get out of your mind. Get out of your problems. Take a break and flood your body with love and freedom.