The Magic of the One-Person Dance Party

“Dance like nobody is watching, because they probably aren’t.”

Tanya Davis, poet, “How To Be Alone

I seriously believe there are only a few bad moods that can’t be cured by a One-Person Dance Party.

Find a place where you won’t be disturbed for five minutes or less, either at work, or at work, or wherever you are. Dance in your bedroom. You can even go to the supplies closet at work for your one-person boogie. Put on the happiest music that you know, the type that is guaranteed to boost your mood. And then move your body to the rhythm, jiggle around, look and feel ridiculous.

Experience a few transcendent minutes of freedom, joy, and uncensored pleasure at being human. Consider it an injection of serotonin into your blood stream, with a bonus workout.

Recommended One-Person Boogie Playlist (YMMV)

Just Dance and Born this Way by Lady Gaga
Blame it on the Boogie by the Jackson Five
Stayin’ Alive by The BeeGees
Anything by the Village People
Single Ladies, Love on Top, Crazy in Love by Beyonce
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
God is a DJ, Raise Your Glass by P!nk
Dancing On My Own by Robyn
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
I Feel Good by James Brown
Its Raining Men by the Weather Girls


Photo by Ariel Lustre