Reason #6 – Stress Relief
There are more ways to accumulate stress than there are to eliminate stress. In the past, I turned to music to wash away the stress of life. The perfect combination, though, is the combination of dance and music. On a particularly stressful day, my favorite dances are the Cha Cha and the Samba. The Cha Cha is a fast moving dance with lots of footwork and snappy arms. The Samba music has a tribal sound and an aggressive nature that takes me all over the dance floor. Both are high energy dances that give a great physical workout. There is a sort of vengeance in these dances that somehow puts the world back at my feet. It’s a feeling of conquest – a nonverbal way of saying, “Right now, for these 3 minutes, I am the boss.” Sometimes, just that short visit to a controlled world can reel me back into calm waters. This stress relief has no side effects but I have to warn that it might be addictive!
See You on the Floor!