Adulting: "to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups."
I particularly like Urban Dictionary's example of usage: "Jane is adulting quite well today as she is on time for work promptly at 8am and appears well groomed."
Most of us know how to do the adult part of life. We've been taught to use our rational, left brain and make calculated decisions, to-do lists and achieve goals. All of which is awesome. But adulting full time can make us feel a bit blah, a bit run down, a bit too serious. We sometimes feel like we're dragging ourselves around, getting everything done but not really having fun.
If this is you, it's time to open up that creative right brain and throw some freedom, fun and creativity into your adult life! Enter the 4 Minute Dance Party.
Intuitive Coach Sonia Choquette refers to this as the "Breakfast of Champions". Choose whatever song lights you up (for me it's been "Don't Worry" by Madcon) and then dance like a spazz for 5 minutes. Change up the moves every 30 seconds or so - do moves you've never done before! This opens up the right brain by asking you to be creative rather than logical. Basically it gets you out of your head and into your heart and has TONS of benefits. Here's just a few.
You get a double shot of natural energy
If you're trying to wean yourself off coffee but desperately need it in order to "adult" every day, try the dance party. It gives you a hit of natural energy.
To be honest, 4 minutes of hardcore crazy dancing is a bloody good workout. If you hate exercising then this could be your dream solution! A couple of these a day and you've boogied your way into better cardio health and probably dropped a few pounds. It also starts your lymphatic system which clears toxins out of your body. This system is motion activated - i.e. if you don't move, it don't work!
It helps alleviate depression and pain
Any exercise helps to increase endorphins, the chemicals that help alleviate pain and feed positivity. You'll be amazed how much better your mood is if start your day with the dance party rather than sitting on your butt watching the news.
It's the shortcut to meditation
If you're interested in meditation but you find the whole "sitting still in silence" thing a bit too hard, the dance party is the short cut to the end result. Meditation (to me, at least) is all about stopping the chatter in your head so you can tap into your heart and get guidance on what's best for you. A dance party takes you into this space immediately, because by the time you sit down your heart is pounding on your clear of any thoughts that were flying around in your head! You're in the perfect situation to really tune in and hear what your intuition is telling you.
Imagine a world where everyone started the day with a dance party...it would be freaking epic!! I'll leave you with some song inspiration for you to test it out yourself.
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