Thursday, April 23, 2009

Your heart is pounding as fast as the semester is racing to a close. Sleep, if you can even manage it, seems to be the only chance for peace. You are more stressed than you’ve ever been in your life. But isn’t that what you said last week? Boo hiss, I say. Are you really going to let stress push you around and ruin your life? As Ferris Bueller put it: “Life moves pretty fast… If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

There’s no time like the present to learn how to balance your life. It’s way too easy to get caught up in the rigors of papers and tests. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” And crazy.

Working yourself to the bone takes its toll and after a point the draconian routine becomes unproductive. Instead, try interspersing your day with little treats (not necessarily in reference to food) that will rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Personally, I find it incredible what a 5 or 10-minute dance party can do to my energy and focus. When there’s music, there’s peace. When there’s dance, there’s joy.

I think dancing on the street should become more mainstream in American society. Not only is it exhilarating for oneself, but it brings people together and promotes a happy community.

If everyone danced, no one would be upset. Dance-offs could resolve conflicts and disputes.

There would be world peace. So, next time you are ready to tear your hair out while in your fifth straight hour of studying plant cells or a single math problem, take a break. Do the robot. You’ll feel so much better.

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