This post has been compensated by Dancing and Life and Blog Meets Brand. All opinions are mine alone.
The past year has been pretty rough hasn’t it? All year long it’s been one thing after another…after another. And just when we think, “Okay, 2020 is over, let’s breathe a sigh of relief”, it seems pretty clear that things aren’t going to settle down anytime soon.
During times of stress and uncertainty it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless and scared. It’s so important to do what you need to do to practice self care and put a priority on mental health.
But how do you actually do that? Everyone is so busy telling us that we need to reduce stress, we need to practice self care and that we need to focus on our mental health in times of crisis but unless you already have a system in place or a counsellor on speed dial, it’s a lot easier said than done.
That’s where Dancing and Life comes in.
Dancing and Life
Dancing and Life is an online video training program I recently learned about that gives you the tools you need to handle and survive the emotional impact of any crisis.
During the program, you’ll discover the inner strengths you already have that you can call upon to help you deal with all aspects of a crisis. You will learn how these strengths can empower you to reframe situations, confront challenges, and seize opportunities.
Saje Flow, the man behind Dancing and Life will walk you through powerful actions, exercises, and dance movements that will empower you to face your crisis.
You will get practical action items you can use immediately to start finding and using the inner focus you need to act.
The Power of Dance
What does dancing have to do with crisis? Movement and dance are powerful forces.
Throughout history, dance has helped us express ourselves. It helps us celebrate; it helps in conducting rituals. In dance, we can seek abundance. In dance, we can mourn. Through dance, we can socialize.
That is what makes dance such an important tool for facing a challenge or crisis.
Join me in the free 7 day Dancing Through Crisis challenge. We’ll learn the following:
- Day 1: Tips for overcoming doubt and uncertainty
- Day 2: How a personal financial crisis is the ideal time to start thinking big about money.
- Day 3: How to find opportunities in every crisis.
- Day 4: How to start healing by focusing on the needs of others.
- Day 5: How self-love heals you.
- Day 6: How to overcome your natural resistance to change.
- Day 7: Tips for taking care of yourself in times of crisis.
I’m really into meditation and mindfulness so trying this challenge is a no-brainer for me. I’ll be updating my progress over the next 4 weeks.
Breath of Peace- Saje teaches us how to do the Breath of Peace technique. Honestly, taking a moment to sit by yourself and just breathe for a few minutes can make a huge difference. This is a good technique to practice before you are feeling overwhelmed so when you get into a state where things feel out of control you can stop and take some deep breaths and regain composure. It doesn’t even have to be a huge crisis. There might be times when you are feeling stressed at work or your kids are making you mental. A few deep breaths can help keep you grounded.
Abundance Grab- Visualize what you want more abundance of. Close your eyes and see it in your mind. Go ahead and grab it. Use your hands and physically grab the air and visualize yourself taking it! This exercise is all about attracting what you want. When I close my eyes and visualize I see myself attracting money and more success with my blog this year!
Pivot Move- Dodge bullets like Neo in the Matrix. Move back and forth and imagine yourself dodging imaginary bullets. How can you adapt to change in uncertain times? Think about what you or your business needs and how times of challenges are really just opportunities waiting to happen. Being stuck at home with my daughter because of Covid-19 doesn’t have to be a negative thing. We can use this time to help strengthen our relationship as a family.
Happiness Heals Mood- Whenever you have a win, celebrate it by yelling “YAY!” Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!
You best lesson is your most recent failure. Sometimes failure comes from insufficient planning and sometimes it comes from things beyond your control. Learning to fail well. means learning from your mistakes. The only true failure is doing nothing and giving up. Be honest with yourself and move on to the future.