This is my first guest post on Yoganonymous. I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to get out, let go and have some fun. Many thanks to the Yoganonymous team for their support. Namaste my friends!
“You know Rachel…you should really try to have more fun” said a dear friend the other day.
No truer words than these have been recently spoken.
My friend is right. I haven’t had much fun lately. Well, that’s not entirely true. There have been some fun moments, but even in the throes of hilarity I’ve still felt really weighted down by life. Like I’m going through the motions of having fun (and not very well I might add!). There’s been a lot of Serious Face Rachel around these parts and I think it’s time she says goodbye.
Easier said than done. It’s called practice for a reason and it isn’t always easy. Whenever I feel myself going down that slippery slope, I make a deliberate effort to focus on the good things happening in my life and trusting that everything else will fall into place. This too shall pass, right? Logically this makes sense but sometimes the process gets the best of me and I’m all Sullen Face Susan before you know it. I wake up every day with the full intention of focusing on the good in life, to see a brighter side of things. I journal about what I’m grateful for and I make efforts to get outside for fresh air to “put away” my troubles and focus on the positive. It is an every day, moment by moment process.
photo by Jason D’Great