the dance shuffle solution: using dance to get unstuck

When I had difficulty deciding on what to write this week, I turned to a new tool I’ve been using lately in my own life and with my clients.


Thought it would be a good time to share it with you, just in case you’re suffering from writer’s block, indecision, boredom, or any kind of mind-stuckness.


I call it the Dance Shuffle Solution.


Watch the video or read below to see how it works, and then try it out for yourself!

If you find it valuable, please share it with a few friends to keep the dance in motion.


Here’s how it works:


Step 1: Assess your problem and turn it into a question.


For example, you can ask yourself:

“What should write about on my blog this week?”

“How should I handle that conversation with Patty?”

“Should I go on the trip or stay home next weekend?”


Step 2: Get your music source ready to shuffle.

This could be your iPod, your Spotify or Pandora account, or the plain old radio.


Don’t try to predict what song will come on. Don’t plan which station you’ll go to or which playlist you’ll choose from.


Just open it up and hit SHUFFLE.


Step 3: Dance along to at least 3 songs.

Pay close attention to just listening fully to the  music and letting your body move through it.


Even if it’s not a song you would typically choose, go ahead and dance to it. Let your body do the listening and the talking.


Step 4: Assess the session.


Get out a notebook and just start writing the answer to your question. Do not overthink this!! Let whatever comes to you out on paper.


The results here can be twofold:


  1. Moving around for 3 songs, about 10 minutes, is a fabulous way to get out of your head and into your body which will result in feeling more focused and less foggy mentally. It’s like hitting the refresh button on your brain.

  2. Sometimes the songs will speak to your questions directly. The lyrics of the songs, the melody of the music, the sequence of the songs that play… pay attention to it all! Nothing is a coincidence, in my opinion, and I really think there’s a way to dance into your answers using this solution.


Step 5: Share with friends and tell me how it goes!


I’d love to hear what happens for YOU! Share below and let's keep on dancin'.