Ah, overalls. Nothing says don’t take it too seriously like an adult in overalls. :)
And that’s exactly what I need right now. A good dose of don’t take it too seriously.
It’s easy to worry. It’s easy to feel like I need to have it all figured out, like yesterday. It’s easy to feel tense and forget to enjoy the journey.
So today, I’m reminding myself to loosen up a bit. And sometimes, I get the message a little quicker if I embody it on the outside. So, overalls. :)
Two other things that help me get the message?
AN UPLIFTING BOOK
This year, I’ve been learning more about yoga and I’m working my way through Meditations on the Mat by Rolf Gates — a book I would highly recommend if you’re the slightest bit interested in yoga. Just yesterday, I read this:
“Years of consistent [yoga] practice are not built on rigid self-discipline; they are built on the desire to know more.”
As soon as I read it, I felt lighter. It reminded me that, no matter what the culture around me says, life is less about the results and more about the process. It’s not about controlling everything around us or getting it perfect every time — it’s about approaching everything around us with curiosity.
HAPPY + RELAXING TUNES
Music can work wonders on my mood. When I need to quiet my mind, I listen to my Morning Tea playlist. It’s all uplifting, instrumental music — like what you would hear at a spa or yoga class.
When I want to unwind, I listen to my Patio Dinners playlist. It’s a mix of 60’s and 70’s soul mixed with some modern R&B and indie. The vibe is happy and a little nostalgic. I can’t help but smile when I listen to it … and it pairs well with a glass of wine. Just sayin’. :)
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So tell me, what helps you loosen up a bit when you’re feeling stressed or taking things too seriously? Do you gravitate towards fun/playful clothes? Share away — I’d love to get some ideas from you!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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