How to Stop Taking Life Too Seriously

by | April 24, 2018

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “It’s easier to write articles about not taking life seriously than actually doing it! But do you know how hard it is to…”

I’m going to be bold here and tell you, “Yes, I do.” I’m here to help my clients overcome all sorts of challenges and difficulties in their personal lives, no matter how hard they are.

Since you’re here, you’re probably ready to take the first step—and try to look at life from a new perspective. Let’s begin.

1. Meditate

Meditation is one of the best ways to keep yourself centered and step back from your problems. Here’s how to do it: just find a quiet place, close your eyes, and begin breathing through your belly for as much time as you like. Start slow (5-10 minutes) and build from there.

How does meditation relate to not taking life seriously? Well, it’s your first step to surrendering into the present moment. By listening to your breath, you connect to your inner, most profound feelings. And prepares you for the next step.

2. Listen to Some Good Music

Music is the best medicine. Click To Tweet

But, sometimes, we get too caught up in our own minds and forget that there’s another world out there. Music can lift your spirits, make you calmer, happier and more satisfied with your life.

You want to spice it up a bit? Listen to your favorite songs and dance, dance, dance. Dance your heart out. Sing. Laugh. Just let your body fill with joy. Like a little child.

3. Talk to Your Favorite People

You don’t have any favorite people? Go out there and make some friends! There’s no such thing as “I can’t”, there are only your own limitations. If you have social anxiety and you’re not sure what to do, contact me—and we’ll figure something out.

Connecting with like-minded people is very important because you feel supported, accepted and validated. As humans, we need to belong to a tribe. So, what are you interested in? What is your greatest passion? What makes your heart sing? Find that and search for people who are also keen on it.

4. Laugh. A Lot.

Laughter is key to not taking life too seriously. Your sense of humor is your greatest defense against negativity. Don’t feel like laughing? Then cry. Or scream. Be angry. Let your emotions out (without hurting anybody, of course)! You will feel the power of letting yourself lose control for a little bit. It’s not that bad, is it?

Now let’s get back to laughter. Once you’ve cleaned your mind from all the troubling thoughts and feelings, find something that makes you smile. A good comedy, a cute baby on the street, a nice walk in nature. Or do something fun you used to do as a child when nobody watched you. And giggle about it.

5. Be Grateful

Gratitude opens your heart and fills it with love. When you feel grateful, you focus on different things and are able to see beauty all around you.

Don’t know where to start? Every morning, write 5 things that you’re grateful for on a piece of paper. Soon enough, you will see a whole new world appearing before your eyes, I promise.

And, last but not least, remember the famous quote by Elbert Hubbard:
'Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.' Click To Tweet


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