Pam Grout

Morning Dance - Start your day by choosing to be Happy

Morning Dancing - Start your day by choosing to by happy

Today I come to you with some amazing dance moves and a lot of swing! For the past 6 months I've implemented something into my morning routine that has affected my day in a very positive way and I'd like to share it with you.

And that is dancing!

Right after I wake up in the morning, I put on my headphones (I don't think my family would appreciate a full blast of Bruno Mars at 6 o'clock in the morning!) and I turn my bathroom into the dance floor. For approximately 5 mins I dance like no one's watching and I create my own choreography right in front of my bathroom mirror.

Tweet: By consciously starting your day focused on gratitude and joy you'll find that your whole life will begin to sparkle | 'By consciously starting your day focused on gratitude and joy, you'll find that your whole life will begin to sparkle.' (Pam Grout - 'E-Cubed')

I know what you're thinking: at 6 in the morning I can't keep my eyes open, let alone start dancing like crazy in the bathroom. That's how I was feeling when I first read about it in Pam Grout's book 'E-Cubed'. But I promise you, if you try it for 2-3 days, you'll be hooked!

That's because those 5 minutes will affect the rest of your day in such a powerful and positive way, that you'll look forward to your next morning dance.

'Using the first five minutes of your day to feel good is like programming a destination into your GPS, like fixing your eye on the spot where you want your golf ball to land.' (Pam Grout, 'E-Cubed')

The theory behind this according to Mrs. Grout's book is that the more fun you have, the better life works.

So, my morning routine right now looks something like this:

I wake up around 6am
Meditate for 10 mins.
Stretch and give thanks to the Universe for another beautiful day.

'When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.' (Tecumseh, Native American Leader)

Then I throw a feelgood party in my bathroom listening to one of the tunes from my morning dance playlist I've created on YouTube. (I've made it public for you, if you want to check it out here.)

I can't begin to tell you the difference I've noticed in my mood and the positive things that happen to me during the day, since I've started dancing in the morning. It's crazy - I know, but it definitely works! If you have not yet tried the morning dance experiment, I dare you to give it a go. If you do, please let me know what you think in the comments below. You can also share other things you've implemented in your morning routine that work. 

Have an amazing day!