It’s an easy reminder, and it’s an easy reminder to forget. Choose joy.

Take charge of my thought process and find the thought that feels a bit easier. That brings me more light. Face what I have to face, solve what I have to solve, do what I have to do – and then find a reason to smile. To ease. To be in joy.

Of course, it was again a yoga instructor who reminded me. Where would I be without my yoga practice? Certainly, I’d be dragging more, suffering more, beating myself up more. My yoga itself helps me choose joy.

I am tired and don’t feel well today, and that’s tough for me. I don’t like when I’m dragging, and I don’t like when I don’t feel well. I have flashbacks to when I was not well for quite a while, and, again, my fear gets triggered. I want to push through, to fight back, to find guarantees that tomorrow will be better.

Or I can find something to think about that eases my heart. I can choose joy.

I had a post published recently on Thrive Global – When lying on the couch with a cup of tea is all you can do, that’s okay too! I have to remind myself of that more than I care to admit. If I need to go slow, that’s fine. If I get less done, that’s fine. If I just lie on the couch with a cup of tea, that’s fine.

I can still choose joy.

It’s a constant reminder that I have control over the thoughts I think and the realities I choose to see and to believe. I have a choice to be easy on myself, easy on others, easy on life…and choose joy.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

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