I feel like the past year has just been a lot of collective breath holding. The world is on fire. We’re all stressed out and panicked and scared and lonely and bored and grumpy and in a damn funk. And I get it. I’m right there with you.
But today we’re gonna say no to all that.
Instead, today we’re gonna dance. We’re gonna get off our lazy backsides and we’re gonna dance it out. (Okay, I’ve been binging a lot of Grey’s Anatomy recently and that might be influencing this post. But Cristina Yang is a fucking marvel and when she says dance it out, you dance it out.) All you have to do is get up and move. Right now.
And I get it. Showing up is hard. Showing up for yourself and your wellbeing is often not fun. It’s challenging and real and sometimes traumatic. But today if you show up for yourself I PROMISE you that it will be fun. So up you get.
Are you up?
Okay, good. Now turn on your music. Your music. Whatever that may be. Whatever is gonna get you moving. You turn it up loud and then you dance.
If you need a jumping off point, here’s a few of my faves:
1. Good as Hell – Lizzo
2. Music To Walk Home By – Tame Impala
3. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
4. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
5. Thinkin Bout You – Ciara
6. Nature Of The Experiment – Tokyo Police Club
7. Norgaard – The Vaccines
8. Ain’t Got Far to Go – Jess Glynne
9. Jackie And Wilson – Hozier
10. Inbetween Day – The Cure
(Don’t try and analyse my music taste cos you’ll never make sense of it. Haha!)
I feel like I’ve done a post similar to this a few years ago but honestly I’m too lazy to check. If I have, I’m sorry for recycling content. But if I have, I’m prescribing it again. Because it works. If only for a second. If only for the time your music is on and your limbs are grooving. I guarantee you will smile. The rest? Well, we’ll deal with that after. But for the next three minutes, half hour, hour just enjoying the dancing.
Disclaimer: If you are not sweating, you have not danced long or hard enough. Get back to it.
Movin’ on Up – Primal Scream