If you pay attention you receive life lessons every day. Every challenge and situation you go through can be a great teacher. Here are my 10 life lessons learned from dancing that will help you live a better and joyful life.
No Matter What You Do Always Be Yourself
Have you ever seen someone dancing so beautifully and being so expressive that it literally takes you into another world?
Dancing it’s a form of expressing and also a way of connecting your mind, body and soul. It requires confidence and trust in yourself.
In life, just like dancing be yourself! Let your true personality sparkle. Show that special something that only you have. Trust yourself and enjoy life to the fullest.
Embrace The New
Be open to whatever it’s new. To the wonderful opportunities each day gives you. Embrace life.
Open your mind to see things differently. Don’t settle. Live fully, love with all your heart and always believe in yourself.
Don’t Limit Yourself
Dancing it’s an art. It can be expressed in so many forms. Same in your everyday life. You don’t have to limit yourself. Know that in order to evolve you have to be open to the new and that it’s ok to be different.
Life has its own way of doing things and sometimes that might mean taking a different direction. You might see it as a failure but it’s actually life telling you it’s time for something different.
A new chapter, a new opportunity that it will take you closer to whatever your destiny might be.
You want to know how to relieve stress fast? Here are 10 easy ways for you to do it.
Go in your room, shut the door and turn up the music! What kind of music? Well many recommend calm music but I say play whatever music works for you. Really…just listen to anything you like. Pop, rock, house, classic, nature sounds…if it makes you feel better. One thing that goes great for me with music is housework or gardening . It makes me focus on other things and relax.
A friendly voice makes wonders when you really need to 🙂 2 friends even better. Talk, go out, have some fun or just stay home and watch a film together.
Yes you! Let me say that again… YOU! You are the only person who has the real power. You are what you think. You know all those moments when your mind won’t shut up? All those bad thoughts keep coming and driving you crazy? You have the power to stop it! Focus your mind on something else, it doesn’t matter what just do it! It will take your mind off the problem. And this is very important…each time the thought comes back to your mind…ignore it. Don’t think about it!
Let go and move on
Ask yourself if there it’s something you can do about it. Will that matter in 1 week, 1 month? 1 year? If it doesn’t depend on you, don’t worry about it. Accept things you can’t change. Some things just are the way they are.
Don’t you just get sick and tired of trying to fit in? It’s not hard to be yourself and be happy. It’s easier than you think.
Looking around I see so many people who are trying so hard to be someone they’re not just to fit in! Have you lost yourself?
You’re looking down like you’ve lost your hope but what you really want to do is walk like the whole world is yours and you’re in control. You just want to be happy.
And guess what? Only you have the power to make that happen.
I’ve always admired my dance teacher. When she enters the room, the way she walks, the way she looks and her attitude instantly makes everyone look at her. When she smiles and starts talking the atmosphere in the room gets so positive and full of life.
What’s her secret? Well… she’s just being herself. She loves what she’s doing, she loves herself, she’s confident and shows all of these in everything she does.
You know what people say? That attitude is everything? Well they are right. And this includes posture. The way you walk, the way you talk and pretty much every gesture you do… body language.
Having a great attitude and being confident doesn’t mean transforming in something you are not. You don’t just press the confidence button when you need it.
And this is the most important thing. By trying to look more confident some will try to copy and transform into another person. Why would you do that? Be yourself!
Fake it till you make it works most of the times but if it makes you someone you’re not… it’s not ok. It’s like wearing some clothes you don’t feel good in, but you wear them because you think they will make you look better in the eyes of other people.
You are unique! Stand up tall, stay true to yourself. Be spontaneous do what you love and enjoy every day. If you’re feeling happy with who you really are people will see that.
Accept your mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, we all make mistakes and today is a new day! Perfect for a fresh start.
Focus on positive things and move on. And most important… don’t let anyone define you.
Surround yourself with the right people and dismiss the ones who try to limit you. Don’t let criticisms bring you down. It’s your life, your destiny. Take control of your life and spend it the way you want not how others tell you.
How do you feel when you’re inspired and motivated? Great feeling right? How about YOU being that person who inspires and motivates people? How will that make you feel? Do you want to learn how to easily motivate people?
I hear these questions all the time “ But how can I do that? I’m just a normal person! Who will I inspire? Who will look at me? “ Well how about your family? Your friends. People around you. You can be a great model for your children. You can motivate them to become the best in what they do and live the life they dream of.
My friend’s daughter had to write an essay at school this year about a role model in her life. I wasn’t surprised to see so many children writing about their parents. How amazing is to hear your kid say “ My mom and dad are my role model in life. They support and encourage me to stand up for what I believe in and follow my dreams”
You can be an inspiration to everyone around you!
Be the one people look up to !
You can’t teach people things that you don’t do. Let me say it like this…you can’t make someone healthy as long as you’re sick! In order to inspire and motivate people around, you need to become what you say.
You can’t teach someone to think positive if you’re negative all that time can you? People like and look up at those who are a lovely, fun and positive person to be around.
Say the right words
Words have an enormous impact on people lives. I had a boss a few years ago which had a very bad idea for motivating people. She used to say to us at every meeting “ I want you to eat your liver for this project !”
In her mind she thought she’s motivating us to work hard for that project and do our best. But the words were awful! Every time I heard her say those words I was disgusted. And I was like “What? You want us to ruin our health for this project?! No way!”
Do you think we were motivated? Not a chance! It would have been more productive if instead of those bad words she would have said “I have faith in you so let’s finish this project and make our team the best !”
This way you show people you trust them to do the job. You make them feel they are part of a team and you motivate them! Who wouldn’t want to be in the best team? So choose your words carefully because they can make a lot of difference.
How do you feel when you’re in a creative and harmonious place? Creating that healthy environment is necessary.
At home, at work… you must have it. How about a motivating wall? I once was at this company and everywhere you looked you could see “ Think Positive” written in white on black paper.
Now, I do agree that white on black has a big impact in some cases but in this one was a negative one. How about “Think Positive” with a bright, full of energy color and some cool images to get you in that positive mood? Or a funny but motivational image. It sure makes a difference. So at home or at office, for you, your family or for who ever you want, you can create a motivational space.
You can’t bring out the best in people by doing nothing right? Make people take action. Set goals and give awards if you can. Don’t lie, if you make a promise, keep it. Would you trust someone who says something and does the opposite?
Be open and friendly
Listen what people have to say and treat them with respect. I’m not saying to be friends with everybody but don’t shut the door in the face if someone has a suggestion or wants to say something. Your kid, your friend, a coworker, one of your employees…listen what it has to say.
Positive thinking doesn’t mean ignoring reality and problems. It’s just a better way of managing them in a healthier and productive way.
Attitude is everything
The way you react to situations in your life and the choices you make every day can have a big difference on your life.
Look, I know you hear this a lot but just think for a moment. A negative attitude can easily bring you down. Truth is… a great attitude is a skill you should work on every day. Attitude is an effective tool in reaching your goals. Don’t let negativity ruin your life.
The result of your actions is the way you react to them!
There are many ways to motivate and inspire others and I would love to hear your opinion on this subject so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
There are days when you just feel like giving up. Days when you feel like nothing is working right. Days when you can’t find a way, you get lost and lose hope that things will get better.
Days when the pain is so hard to take that you just can’t even stay on your feet. You just want to run away as far and as fast as you can or you feel you want to give up on everything. Don’t ! Don’t ever let go! Never give up!
You feel like you can’t do it anymore but you can! You didn’t come here to give up! You came here to live and do something with your life.
Life is not always pink! It’s not easy and sometimes it’s not even fair!
Maybe it’s your stressful job, you worked so much but you have nothing in return. Maybe it’s your partner, your children, some kind of illness you are fighting with or you are suffering from the loss of someone dear. Or maybe you just want that hand to hold on.
There can be so much emotional pain in someone’s life that they feel overwhelmed and think of giving up.
Do you really want to give up? To be defeated and just throw everything away? Life is a gift given to you so you need to hold on to it!
There are people in this world who are living and enjoying life as much as they can. People who are happy and successful and you…YOU can be one of those people!
Life is short so don’t give up just because you are afraid to try. Don’t dwell on past failures. Learn from your past and your mistakes.
Sometimes there are moments when you are down and nobody notices. Some people are indifferent. Some don’t realize or care. Don’t think of them…you have all you need to move on. With time you will find good friends who will stay by your side.
Each day is a chance!…an opportunity to a fresh start ! So pick yourself up because you didn’t come here to give up! You try, you fail, you try again! And when you hit bottom…the only way is UP! So stay strong and live your life to the fullest. Never give up!
Get out in the world, do what you love, screw up, try again, screw up again, don’t let go, don’t give up, try again and succeed! Live and love each and every moment of your life!