Take Life Less Seriously

Posted on February 25, 2012


Here are a couple of great posts about how to lighten up….  and some inspiration to take a vacation to Carnival.

1) Life has a sense of humour – the world has an astounding way of playing with us. If you take things too seriously this can be very stressful, if you play along and laugh about it life becomes delightful. So lighten up and enjoy the joke, rather than being the joke.

2) People matter – there is great power in exploring our inner-self, yet even monks live in monasteries. People bring energy, creativity, joy and learning to life. Surround yourself with great people and revel in it.

3) Stress is a killer – taking life too seriously is extremely stressful. All the expectation and pressure feels like wearing a heavy backpack. Stress drains our energy, dampens our enthusiasm and makes us sick. Lightening up takes the stress away and helps us live life.

4) Let it go – there are some things in life that are fundamental and worth fighting for. There are many more things that are trivial and we should let go. Letting go of some of this weight brings more joy to life.

5) Enjoy the journey – it is vital to have some long term vision and goals to motivate us. Yet we need a balance with enjoying life each and every day to experience true enjoyment. Life is precious, so enjoy it every day.

What if there was an entire week when
your culture asked you to drop everything
and simply celebrate being alive?
Brazil’s annual Carnaval, is such a party.
Business as usual is shut down, the
entire social order is flipped on its
head, and everybody is reminded that
the things that really matter in life
can’t be measured on spreadsheets.
Blending African beats, Native
American-inspired costumes and
Bacchanalian traditions with roots in
ancient Europe, Carnaval is a euphoric
celebration of Brazil’s diversity and
openness to creative self-expression.




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