We like tango. The lessons and social events are great, but we keep reminding ourselves that it’s all “just for fun.”
Although understandable, this kind of thinking can be problematic. Why? Because it implies that working hard to improve our tango might somehow make it less enjoyable. And the last thing we want to do is make this feel like a job.
But having fun doesn’t mean we need to hold back effort or deliberately slack off. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but putting a lot of work and energy into something we actually enjoy won’t make it less fun.
Tango can be as challenging as any job, chore, or other mandatory activity we endure. But amazingly enough, working harder at tango will help counteract the stress from the things in life that really threaten to wear us down.