When bills, bills and more bills stress me out, my go to remedy to improve my mood in no time for free can be summed up in three words.
Personal. Dance. Parties.
These solo events are my main stress reliever and something that I would recommend to any twentysomething who is stressed out. Here’s how they work: Blast some cheery music, bust a move and let go.
Usually I start my personal dance parties with either the shopping cart move or the Hustle, but whatever dance move is your personal favorite will do.
My typical playlist for these solo adventures includes tunes by Pitbull, Usher, One Direction and Jason Derulo.
The shoes in this music video were so on point.
The current chart-topper “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon is definitely on the playlist, as well as “I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen. The Teen Pop playlist on Spotify is good if you don’t know where to start.
I like to have a full-length mirror in sight, so I can see how I am doing to perfect my technique, which seems to be improving.
I went dancing at a nightclub a few weeks ago and my friend Stephanie commented on my “stellar moves”– I wasn’t shy about telling her my secret weapon to practice my skillz!
Usually my personal dance parties last about 10 to 15 minutes, but that’s not a hard rule. Sometimes I might need a two to three minute quickie, while other times I’ll have one that ends up lasting a full half hour.
I live with my parents and they don’t seem to mind the loud music, nor are they offended that I don’t invite them to these exclusive parties. For these events to be successful, it’s helpful to have accommodating roommates or parents like mine.
My former college roommate Jillian didn’t mind my personal dance parties either. She’s in grad school studying psychology.
Right on, Jillian. I totally agree with those sentiments. Also, personal dance parties are just some good old fashioned fun!
If you can’t have fun by yourself, you are doing life wrong.
I think I’m going to have another personal dance party right now.