7-Day Challenge, day four: Dance

We’re half way through our challenge to go about our days with something different added into the equation. Some ladies have found some of the challenges daunting (the love letter in particular, but even the dressing up day), while others have jumped on board and done all three so far. It’s OK, whatever you choose to do, or not.

The point of the challenge though is to step out of your comfort zone a little. Staying put within the restrictions we put on ourselves is when we fall into the trap of feeling our life is ordinary, and perhaps boring. By setting these challenges, I’m posing the opportunity for you (and me) to seek out the small things that can highlight the extraordinary lives we have, routine or otherwise.

You can be a stay-at-home-mum or a working mum, live in the suburbs, with kids and still live in an extraordinary manner. In order to really experience the feeling of extraordinary though, it may take some courage first, to feel a little uncomfortable for a  second as you do something out of the ordinary. And so, it’s time to dance.

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I used to hit the nightclub dance floors a fair bit back in the day. Geezus, how old does that statement make me sound??? Music and dancing was a release. There may, or may not, have been some alcohol involved as well, but let’s just ignore that fact for a minute.

These days, I spend a lot of time watching my daughter dance, and the girls in her dance school really put on an awesome show at the end of the year. And I can’t help but feel a little envious sometimes, watching the sheer joy they get from moving to a beat and being in the flow of music.

Every now and then, I’ll dance around the lounge room with the kids, but really, it is very much and every now and then thing. The kids love it, and so do I, but it’s not the same thing as letting loose on the dance floor.

So tomorrow, let’s hit the dance floor. Create your own space, with music of your choice, and dance. As the saying goes, dance like no-one’s watching, because no-one will be!  Just for fun, just for the hell of it. Yes, you might feel ridiculous, but really, who cares??? No-one is going to know (but me!).  Sing out loud, push a broom around as you go if it will make you feel better about what you’re doing. Or do it with the kids.  Just move and get into a groove. Pay attention to how you feel at the end of it.

What songs inspire you to get-up-and-dance? Something from the good old days, or something contemporary? What is on your playlist?

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