Celebrate small victories with ‘10-second dance’
December 11, 2012
Okay, readers, bear with me; this is my first column for the IV Leader and I never know where my mind will wander to.
The other day I was catching up on my “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes because, like most college students, I’m a busy person so I don’t get to watch it that often.
Anyway, I saw something on there that caught my interest and fascinated me, a 10-second dance party. Now, if you don’t know what this is I’m sure you can find it on youtube.com or something; but just to inform you it’s something that started between the characters of Meredith and Christina to celebrate little successes in bad days and to shake away the stress and refresh themselves. They didn’t always use music and sometimes looked really silly, but it got me thinking.
As over worked, stressed out college students, especially this close to finals, maybe there is a point that can be made here. I don’t know about you but 10 seconds of fun and celebration to break up the chaos sounds pretty damn good to me. And who cares about how we look. Half of us come to school wearing pajama pants and slippers just because it’s more comfortable.
I mean let’s face it: we are all trying to make life more comfortable and less stressful for ourselves. Who’s to say that this won’t work for that purpose?
So do me a favor. The next time you make it to class on time or do better on an assignment then you thought or are just having a bad day and need some cheering up, try it. It’s only 10 seconds; can’t hurt, right?