j0289531 Today, celebrate your life by making time for joyful activities! You are meant to have joy in your life. Your soul whispers to you constantly, urging you on and creating opportunities for you to celebrate the precious jewel of the being that is you.

You are one-of-a-kind. No one else on earth thinks the same way you do, has exactly the same feelings or shares the same experience of life. Every moment of your life occurs only once, although it may seem to be the same old life, every moment has its own special nuance, and it is impossible to go back and do anything again in exactly the same way.

How sad that many of us go through life as if it were a kind of drudgery, but what can happen when we do not make time to experience joy is we lose energy and become depleted and blocked. Taking time to nurture yourself supports your health on all levels and it is the biggest gift you can give yourself.

But, many people say, I don’t have the time or money to have joy in my life. Joy doesn’t have to take a long time or cost anything. Ask yourself what you can do to ensure that you get the time to nurture yourself? Reassess your priorities? Adjust your schedule? Delegate responsibilities? Say no to activities that do not support you?

Take some time to examine what it is that truly makes you feel good. What you do is not as important as the fact that you are taking time out for yourself, whether it is ten minutes, an hour, or a day. Put away your to-do list! Do not do anything you think you must do, but think of activities that are fun, inspiring, or exciting. Or choose activities that offer peace and serenity.

Today, ask yourself, what really brings me joy? Today plan a small joy-break for yourself. Here are some examples:

· call a friend and maybe have lunch together

· go for a walk

· listen to music

· read a book

· doodle

· meditate

· look at the clouds

· visit a church or synagogue

· go to a sacred space in nature (a place that feels special to you)

· visit an art gallery

· borrow a book on art from the library and feast your eyes during your lunch break

· read poetry

· stretch

· learn something new

 

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