I started a tradition a few years ago to set an intention for the entire year. I choose one word that I want to be a theme throughout the coming months. This year though I would like to do something a little different. I would like to choose a different word every month. There are certain months that require different things from me. Some are much more stressful than others so one word does not seem appropriate for the entire year. This month my word is fun. I want to spend this January taking life a whole lot less seriously. I want to live in the moment and be open to spontaneity and saying yes to all those things that make me feel good. I saw a question on Facebook that made me look a little closer at my life. What are you allowing? I cringed as the answers popped into my mind. Fear, stress, anxiety, seriousness, panic, dread. Who in their right mind would allow such horrible things? Life is short and try as I may, I have never been able to get a single moment back. So this month, I am allowing fun to take over front and center. It is seriously time for a much needed change. What are you allowing? What word will you choose?
I never realized how difficult we could make our own lives until the other day. It’s a silly story really but one I bet many can identify with.
I joined a new gym last week and I decided I wanted to go to the yoga class on Friday morning. I woke up feeling pretty tired. It was chilly and gloomy which inspired me to stay at home. I went back and forth debating should I stay or should I go, probably why someone wrote a song about that in the first place. After 2 hours, I finally made up my mind to go. When I got there the entire room was packed. I realized that I was probably the only one who faced the dilemma of whether or not to show up and I turned a situation into a problem that didn’t need to be that way. What a waste of time and how silly.
My lesson is simple. Stop thinking about everything so much and just get up and do it. I hope this motivates someone today. I think we do this more than we know. We need to find a way to stop our random thoughts from causing us unnecessary anxiety. We don’t have time for that and let’s face it, there are enough disconcerting problems in the world without creating our own.
Human Interest posted this a little while ago and we have debated whether we believe it’s true. What do you think and why?