Hi Team! For this weekly reminder,
we're going to talk about dancing.
As you all know, I love to dance.
What I was saying to Taz
was that when I'm feeling a bit down,
I often go out for a dance.
But it's not just getting up
and having a dance.
So when you're feeling down
or feeling a bit flat, if you just dance
like on the spot and your hands down, it's
not going to make you feel any better.
But if you're dancing
and you're lifting your arms up,
that's the upward movement
actually makes you feel better.
It actually attracts people to you because
when you're lifting your arms up,
it shows a lot of confidence as well.
But it also feels good.
You might not want to do
this out in public.
You might want to just do it at home.
But if you pump the music really loud
and then you just start using the hand
movements in the air, that will change
and shift the way you're feeling.
You might even laugh a little.
And that's okay. Yes.
Another way to think of
this is when you're feeling sad,
even depressed, your body language
is usually like slouched your head down.
When we're in a positive mood, chin is up,
our chest is up.
We're in like a forward motion position.
There's there's movement.
Whereas when you're sad,
you're like stagnant and stuck.
If you catch yourself
feeling a little down and you're at home
and you see your posture is a little bit
down, your head's tilted, try
just lifting your head up
and getting your shoulders back
and turning that music up,
and then you might even want
to get into it a little bit and start
pumping the arms up into the air
so you'll see that that shift
or just start making you feel different
just by your body language
and body posture.
So we're going to get our bodies moving.
We want you guys to do it to this week
Like Mum was saying,
you can do it at home.
You don't need to go out and do it
in public. Get your favorite song
A few weeks ago we did a Weekly Reminder with Max about music and how songs have the power to change your mood. We wanted to extend on that idea and take it a step further with something we both love to do… dancing!
Fun Fact: Max owned her own dance studio for over 25 years, and Taz grew up dancing from age 3-13.
Research shows that physical activity can have a major impact on our mood and mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which have been shown to improve mood and reduce stress. And even if you don’t feel like hitting the gym for a full workout, just getting outside and going for a walk or dancing around your living room for a few minutes can make a world of difference! Regardless of how you feel, it’s always a good time to dance; but if you are having a rough day, even more reason to get your body moving!
Now it’s your turn to give it a go! Put on your favourite playlist and let yourself go!
Even if moving your body doesn’t completely elevate your mood, it will at least help you to forget about your troubles for a little while and give you the energy boost you need to power through the rest of your day.
Tip: Don’t dance in front of a mirror or your phone, just close the door of your room and move your body however it wants to - without judgement or pressure to look cool!! 😎
Have fun Team!