Destress, Decompress and Just Dance, Dance, Dance

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Divorce is stressful. Several people I know took Xanex. I tried that, I ran into walls and had three wrecks in the span of a couple of months. It reduced my stress levels and helped me sleep, but the consequences were too dire.

Sooo, I’m a big advocate of exercise. It doesn’t just help you get physically stronger, it helps you get mentally stronger. Your endorphins soar and it’s much easier to have a positive and global outlook when you feel good. It’s easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep your sanity.

I encourage you to pick something, anything. I ran and worked out, because those were things I normally did. I just started doing them EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I’m in better shape than I’ve been in awhile and I feel fantastic. It made me healthier, fitter, stronger and focused.

So grab your phone, put on some tunes and get your body moving. You’ll feel so much better.

I have a playlist I use to run and workout. I change it up quite a bit, but if your list is in need of a refresher, here’s some ideas. The important thing is just finding something that motivates you and using that energy.​

  • America’s Sweetheart – Elle King
  • Animals – Maroon 5
  • Blow – Ke$ha
  • Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
  • Can’t Feel my Face – The Weekend
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Cool for the Summer – Demi Lovato
  • Counting Stars – OneRepublic
  • Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
  • Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  • Feelings – Maroon 5
  • Forget You – CeeLo Green
  • Freak of the Week – Marvelous 3
  • Gives You Hell – The All-American Rejects
  • Goodbye to You – Scandal
  • Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
  • Hit Me with your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  • I’m Free – Soup Dragons
  • I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers
  • Into Your Arms – Lemonheads
  • Jenny Says – Cowboy Mouth
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Just Give Me a Reason – Pink
  • Last Friday Night – Katy Perry
  • Let Me See Ya Girl – Cole Swindle
  • Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
  • Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
  • Low – T Pain
  • Maps – Maroon 5
  • Me, Myself & I – G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha
  • Me Too – Meghan Trainor
  • No – Meghan Trainor
  • Right Round – Flo Rida
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  • Single Ladies – Beyonce
  • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Stevie Nicks
  • Style – Taylor Swift
  • Sugar – Maroon 5
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • There She Goes – Sixpence None the Richer
  • Times Like These – Foo Fighters
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Bruno Mars
  • Walk This Way – Run DMC
  • You Don’t Own Me – Grace and G-Eazy