Here’s some real talk – DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO DARN SERIOUSLY ALL THE TIME!

Ever feel like life is feeling really heavy? Our jobs are demanding. Our family life is demanding. It’s as if time is slipping through our fingers and everything feels so high pressure. When we live our lives trapped by our to-do lists and driven by the outer expectations we think we have to live up to, we tend to respond in a certain way… by acting as if everything is always on the line.

I’m here to tell you that it is time to shake all of that off because the only thing that mentality does for you is dampen your big, beautiful spirit that the world needs to see!

If this resonates with you and you feel like you need to have it all together, I encourage you to try one of the things on the list that will help take the weight of the world off of your shoulders.

1. Lean into being silly

Have you ever been lucky enough to pull up at a stop light and see the person in the car next to you throwing a dance party in their car? They are totally feeling the song, singing along and dancing as if no one can see them. Well, a car tint only takes you so far, but I don’t want that to stop you! Lean into being light hearted, lean into potentially causing people to laugh. Life is too short to let your self worth depend on who’s watching or acknowledging you. Dance to the beat of your own drum. Literally!

2. Appreciate the positive, laugh at the negative

Hey, it could always be worse…Whenever it feels like you just truly are not having any luck, focus on the things that are in control and the rest? Take it with a grain of salt! Remember, you can’t always control what happens, but you can control how you respond. Your response doesn’t have to be negative, or uptight, or one made out of panic… you are an incredible woman who can handle anything that is blown her way.

3. Toss out other people’s opinions 

An amazing quote that I’ve heard before says, “It’s not the critic who counts…the credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena.”  Do you know what this means? It means that while you are off living your best life and living up to your highest self, other people’s opinions don’t mean anything. You can try new things and even if they fail, you showed up and that’s probably more than they can say! So don’t be driven by fear, do the best you can and laugh along the way.

4. Smile more! 

Now, I’m not saying to fake it until you make it, but I do know that how we act is how we feel. So be playful! Wear the brightly colored dress! Put on that shade of lipstick you’ve been dying to try. Go out with your friends for lunch even if it’s just for small talk. Take the time to do  the things you find enjoyment out of rest assured that everything else will be fine.

I hope this was helpful for you! Just remember, you’re freaking amazing and life doesn’t always need to be so serious. If you’re having a hard time letting go of your to-do list or are still feeling constrained in life, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! We can set up a free 15 minute call to discuss how you’re feeling and brainstorm ways to work around it. I am always here to chat and guide you through it, so you can change your mindset to bring you back to the lighter side of life.

Wishing you a ton of light and love,

Carmen

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