As human beings, we are always searching for new ways to find happiness.
The problem is that we tend to think that happiness comes from buying our dream home, finding the perfect soulmate or coming into a large sum of money all of a sudden.
What we don’t realize is that a truly happy life is made up of small moments. It’s about the journey towards your dreams and goals. It’s not the destination on its own!
This is why so many people who win the lottery or reach a big goal don’t really feel any happier.
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Dance is an incredible way to build resilience, improve your health in so many ways and boost your confidence, so you can feel unstoppable in all areas of your life. It’s also a really simple way to boost your mood and increase feelings of joy and overall happiness.
With dance, you need to allow yourself to be a beginner again. Just like a toddler who is learning how to walk and falls numerous times before taking their first real steps, you need to understand that there’s so much beauty in not giving up until you achieve what you want, no matter how challenging it may seem.
As children, we are fearless. We aren’t afraid of trying and failing. As we get older, we become more and more self-conscious and worry too much about what other people are thinking of us. This causes us to hold back and not really go after what we want in life for fear of being judged.
Dance reminds us that even if we don’t know how to do something perfectly the first time we try, with patience and dedication, we can improve. It also teaches us that life isn’t about doing everything perfectly. It’s about trying your best and having as much fun as you can along the way!
As you improve your dance abilities, you will see a tremendous change in your confidence levels. Over time, that promotion you were too scared to ask for doesn’t seem too scary anymore. Or that dream family trip you’ve wanted to take for years doesn’t seem too far away because you start to think of creative ways to make it a reality.
Take It One Step At A Time
Dance reminds us that just because something may seem difficult at first, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It allows us to focus on progression, building confidence over time, and that shows us that we can do hard things!
This newfound level of confidence then transfers into all areas of your life because you start to realize that if you keep trying, have faith and believe in yourself, there’s no limit to what you can achieve!
The secret in life is to focus on one step at a time. This allows us to live life more in the moment, decrease levels of anxiety and learn to go with the flow more.
In the end, people always learn that the little moments that led up to the big goals were actually the most important and memorable ones.
If you want to add more life to your years, dancing is such a simple way to do that. No dance skills required. You do not need to be a professional dancer to reap all the amazing benefits dance has to offer. You just have to be willing to try, to make mistakes, smile and keep going.
Live your life one dance step at a time and watch the magic happen!
Dancing is not only fun but beneficial in so many ways! Tell us you favorite moves in the comments.
About Mariana Santos
At 25, Mariana Santos decided to move back to Brazil and further connect with her roots, and she fell more and more in love with the Brazilian culture and vibe. She also met the love of her life, her husband Andre, who has also worked as a Dance Fitness Instructor for years. They eventually moved back to Canada to start a family and now have a beautiful daughter named Bella.
Brazily Fitness aims to get rid of the “no pain, no gain” mentality, and instead, focus on taking care of yourself first, unapologetically, while using fitness and dance as a tool to live a life you love! Oh, and by making sure you have as much FUN along the way as possible.
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