I’ve been witnessing a growing number of conversations that revolve around a lack of joy, purpose and fulfillment in the midst of life. As one who advocates for tapping into joy daily, I thought I’d share a few ideas, tips and easy ways to bring more joy into your daily life.
This list is by no means exhaustive - but meant as a starting point for a conversation about JOY.
A powerful question I’ve found myself asking clients recently:
What if you gave yourself permission to be playful?
There has typically been a long pause and then an outpouring of everything that might be possible for the client.
The interesting angle of this question is two-fold.
Happiness appears to be elusive in today’s society as everyone seems to be in pursuit of the happy life. Think about it - we’ve all heard a good friend say something along the lines of “I’ll be so happy when … " or “If only I had … , then I’d be happy.” Heck - we're likely guilty of saying something similar ourselves! According to the 2017 World Happiness Report the United States scored 6.8 out of 10 on the happiness scale. That’s not a lot of happy.
So what are some ways to bring more happiness into your daily life and routine?
I am currently participating in a marathon. It requires no running.
It is the "You Matter Marathon" which truly aligns with my mission and heart-centered approach to business and to life.
Will you join me?
Recently I was lucky enough to lead a laughter yoga session with a group of seniors at an assisted living center here in Reno, NV. When I arrived, the activity professionals had already gathered a sizable group of residents together and the energy in the room was palpable. They were ready to laugh!
The thing about laughing with senior groups is that I get so much out of it too. They teach me amidst all of the laughter yoga exercises and shenanigans.
What does living a life full of wonder mean to you?
Below you will find ten promises for a wonder-full life. Examine them. Hold them up to your heart to see which ones resonate with you. What would you add to this list? What would you modify or take away? Please share in the comments below as we all learn from one another on this journey of making our best lives a priority.
How are you finding JOY today?
Maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, spilled a bunch of coffee on your shirt as you drove to the office only to realize that you forgot the report that you were putting the finishing touches on back at the house. You turn around, grab the report, rush back to the office and arrive 15 minutes late to your meeting and it feels like everyone is now staring at your coffee stain.
How the heck do you find JOY in this scenario?