After work, school, or whatever it is we do during the day, we might think we’re too tired for tango dancing. But on the occasions when we motivate ourselves to go to a class, practica, or milonga, guess what happens? We realize we actually do have the energy for dancing.

I’m not just writing this because I have a vested interest in watching the tango community grow. Instead, I’d like to point out that we almost never regret the final mental final push that got us off the sofa, out the door and onto the dance floor.

So the next time your brain tries telling you that you’re too tired for tango, don’t listen. In that moment, your brain is a liar! The “tiredness” after a long day’s work or studying is probably due to stress. No small thing, of course, since we know it’s bad having stress swirling in your system before bedtime.

Tango probably won’t cure its underlying cause, but you don’t need to be reminded of it’s stress-relieving effects. Plus, it puts you in a better frame of mind to deal with life’s many curveballs.

We’re all going to be tired at the end of the day, so we might as well experience the “good kind of tired” caused by dancing…which is also the type that helps you get the required sleep/recharge before facing the next challenge-filled day.

red panda sleep after milonga


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