"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." -- Voltaire
When life hands you lemons, slice those babies up and make a margarita! Life has a weird way of working out sometimes. Last week was a good week, but a stressful week. I got some of my workouts in while I was away, but I'm still in a funk - I just can't seem to find my groove, and it's just adding to my stress level. What gives?
When I was in college, I had a habit of dancing in my bedroom whenever my mind would be uneasy. I would pick out some good tunes, turn up the music, and just sing and dance until I couldn't feel my legs. If that didn't work, I'd pack up my CDs and go for a long drive to the foothills of the Sandias... getting out to hike for a bit until I could breathe again. I lost this habit when I moved to the gulf coast, and I'm not sure why. For whatever reason, I found myself dancing again suddenly when The Weekend's song, "Can't Feel My Face" came on my radio while I was cleaning house this weekend. I'm not sure what spurred it - I just let my music play as I danced and cleaned my little heart out. It reminded me of how helpful this habit was in college, so I figured I would employ this stress relieving tactic for the rest of this week too. As an added bonus, my little 30 minute dance session apparently burned 485 calories, so it doubles as a workout too! Score!
Here are some of the jams I danced to this weekend:
- The Weekend - "Can't Feel My Face"
- Natalie La Rose - "Somebody"
- Nicki Minaj - "The Night Is Still Young"
- Skrillex & Diplo -"Where Are Ü Now"
- Silentó - "Watch Me"
- Tove Lo - "Habits"
- Zedd - "I Want You To Know"
- Pitbull - "Fun"
- Sage the Gemini - "Good Thing"
- Prince Royce - "Back It Up"
I'm hoping I can get a better handle on my stress this week. It's hurting my sleep, and that's never good. What tactics do you employ to relieve stress? Do you like to dance like nobody's watching too? I hope your week is filled with more calm than mine! Until we meet again, my friends....