real raw kitchen: daring to be happy

Saturday, April 20, 2013

daring to be happy

Good morning from the hot, humid, and perpetual spring break life of Miami! It's the weekend and if there's anything I take seriously .. it's the weekend. There is a huge incentive to have fun on the weekends and that is your overall state of mental health. Being happy is not an elusive treasure we go "seeking". It should be easy, accessible, affordable, and fun! 



In the U.S. we tend to have a workaholic mentality but very rarely do we stop and ask ourselves, "but are we happy?" Sometimes we work and we work and it's just to pay for the lives that simply support us working. And if we aren't happy with that work, then that is not a very exciting life to lead!

"And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. "
— Raymond Carver

Sometimes it is just so important to take a moment and go through your mental checklist:


  • Am I happy?
  • Am I loved?
  • Am I healthy?
  • Do I look forward to my day? 
  • Do I look forward to my evening?
  • Do I look forward to my future?

If you can easily and quickly answer "yes" to all of these questions then I'd say you're on the right track! But if not, it's time for some self-lovin' and some self-care. Dare to be happy. The 9-5 grind sure pays the bills but what about the minutes in between then?

Sure, yoga is one fabulous way to do so many wonderful things (on the inside and out) but what about taking some play time for yourself in other ways? What about creating a life you look forward to living each day? It really is that simple (and a good night's rest doesn't hurt).

So I say: make it your goal to be happy today. Don't just think yourself happy. Go and be happy.

This weekend we will be at the Yoga Fest in For Lauderdale ... what are YOU up to??

xo


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