Have you had one of those rough days that results in a tub of ice-cream and endless amounts of Netflix shows? Are you guilty of hiding behind your phone? So many of us are! With Facebook, Twitter, email and internet all on one device, who needs interaction with a live person right? Wrong. For a great way to connect with others, put down your phone, get off of that chair and try social dance lessons (think Country Western, Salsa, Swing and even Argentine Tango). I promise that you’ll be so happy you did!
If you have had a bad week at work, or are just in a negative frame of mind due to something else, it can be a bit difficult to get out of that rut. But don’t do something you may further regret, like eating a tub of popcorn alone, further disconnecting with people. Instead, be kind to yourself. Group or private dance lessons for yourself in popular dance styles like Country Swing or Two Step will be the perfect way to relieve your stress, and benefit your body at the same time. That mind/body connection is extremely important-even essential- in maintaining happiness.
Why don’t you try social dancing? In a controlled study, published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, they proved that partner dancing with musical accompaniment helps with stress relief. If you would like to take it beyond that, dancing on a regular basis can even be used as a form of stress management. Now that’s being proactive! Nowadays it is almost necessary to keep your stress in check as it could lead to serious health problems. Relax and increase your overall well-being just by dancing and being social. After a long day of work, if you are feeling a little tense or stressed out, set an appointment for a dance lesson instead of heading to the couch. The release of endorphins that occurs after an hour of dancing can help wipe away any tension, anger, depression, and loneliness that you may be feeling. Plus, the social aspect of dancing conquers loneliness and the anxiety that accompanies it.
If you have come to realize that you need a new hobby that is fun, exciting, and diverse, social dancing is for you. Dancing could be the most amazing hobby that you have ever had. As already mentioned, it is unlike many other hobbies, and it can be just what the doctor ordered. There are a variety of difficulty levels within each dance style, from Country Western to Latin dances, that will also provide you with a great challenge. How fun is that!?
Over time, you will realize that dancing is not only an exciting new hobby, but it covers all of your bases, from health benefits to physical benefits, mental benefits, and even spiritual benefits. There are not too many hobbies out there that can say that, which is why dancing in particular is a wonderful way to spend your time.
What are you waiting for? Start with an Introductory Dance Lesson today! Once you start learning to dance, you will see how each style embodies a different mood. For example, Swing dancing is playful and lively. Country Western is cool and easy, and Ballroom is romantic and elegant. Start off with a style that fits your personality and your abilities, and then you can branch out as you gain confidence and start to enjoy dancing more. It won’t be long until you realize what you have been missing out on over the years. Today is a fantastic day to start reducing the stress of everyday life with adult dance lessons so you can begin to enjoy your new and happy life!