Raise your vibration level through leisure
This summer what do you say we use leisure as a means to generate good karma and raise our vibration level! How would we go about that? It’s very easy yet extremely challenging at the same time.
Leisure in the now as a spiritual experience
First things first! Never forget that leisure time should be spent in the now. What does that mean? Among other things, it means that you must set aside your perception of what is right or wrong. That way, whether your leisure activities unfold perfectly or not, you won’t be affected by what happens. And if you’re not affected by what happens, you’ll remain at a high vibration level and release loving energy, which is in turn what you’re going to attract through your own gravitational pull.
Leisure to generate good karma
We’ve all heard about living in the now, but let’s go beyond “now.” The goal of living in the present moment is to embrace both perfect and imperfect moments, so that you always embody love. Not only should you always embody it, you also want to “be” love during leisure, if not at all times. ;)
There is an unconscious part of your brain that does not know what is right and what is wrong. It just manifests what you dictate through the emotions that you create. As a result, regardless of what happens, regardless of your subjective assessment of the situation, consciously elect to feel and “be” love, that way you’ll tell that unconscious part of you that you wish to manifest and attract experiences that unveil fun, love, creativity and, above all, happiness as well as serenity.
Now, get out there and enjoy summer to its full potential!
Work hard, play harder; Go big or go home; Dream big, play big, live big… Some of my mottos when it comes to how I live my life. I’m fortunate in that as an entrepreneur, I’m able to mesh work with play, and love what I do. However, although I may not be clocking in from 9-5 every day, I can also easily find myself staying up until 2am ‘working’ on things if I’m not careful!
Some say balance is overrated, others impossible. Still not sure where I stand on this one, yet I do think it’s about ensuring you have both, (ideally enjoy both!), and be present during both… work AND play.
How do I make sure I get enough play time in?!?
3 tips to maximize your leisure time:
1. Know your priorities. For me, it’s my family and my girlfriends. And as my sisters live out of town, we need to ensure we have regular visits. And when we do, I work really hard to be all there. I just happen to have the cutest niece that ever was, and so precious time with her trumps all other activities!
2. Plan & Schedule. It may seem a bit of an oxymoron to ‘plan’ your fun… yet it’s so important! I schedule a regular ‘Ladies Who Brunch’ once a month with my close girlfriends. And for the Summer, I wrote down my top 10 things I wanted to do, shared with friends, and am working hard now to schedule them into the calendar. Summerlicious dinner? Check! Picnic on the island? Check! Music at The Distillery up next .
3. Try something new. I love the stuff I regularly do… yoga (which goes without saying is a must leisure activity!), running along the Toronto waterfront… AND I want to keep it fresh. This year, I’m planning on taking a kitesurfing lesson, and also joined a rowing group.
So, what are YOU going to do to maximize your fun in the sun time?!? Happy Summer!
I am so grateful to live in Banff National Park. I am even more grateful that summer has arrived and the air is warmer, the snow has melted and the sun stays out well past 10 pm. It’s my first summer in Banff and I am committed to exploring as much of the town and park as possible. As the season here is short and I’ve used all of my vacation days on yoga teacher training, my time off is very precious. Therefore, I focus on managing my time better. I love to sneak in a sweaty yoga class during my lunch break so that my evenings are freed up. This gives me the time to have a tea with a friend, hike around town or have some acro yoga fun in the park, without neglecting my yoga practice.
Living in Banff can be expensive due to all the tourists visiting the area. This makes it tough to save for another yoga training program and still explore the area, so I get creative. My partner and I bought a second hand bike and kayak without breaking the bank, and now have the freedom to explore paths and lakes in our free time. Floating around in the middle of a Caribbean blue lake with no worries is total bliss. Making time for what I love means no days are wasted in my mind. I chose to let go of obsessing over my summer ‘to-do’ list and worrying about how to fit in all my plans in the next 2 months. Rather than creating more stress by this, I’ve let go of planning each of my days and just see where they take me. So far the unplanned days have been my best!
Leisure is an energy I strive to stroll through life with. Leisure can be a type of activity, as much as a mindset. It is so easy this day and age to get caught up in what society says we must be, do and have, in order to be successful and of value. Turning off the TV, and refraining from listening to the news, for me, has been a wonderful way to greatly diminish stress in my life. Without constant overstimulation, life is more simple. The ability to focus your mindset on chilling out, is how I ideally flow thru life.
There is always time to divert yourself from what is overwhelming you in the moment, and shift to a higher, calmer, more joyous vibration. It is a thought process and a choice. Whether stuck in stressful traffic, in a demanding meeting, or the kids are losing it on a sugar melt down, you can find leisure in the storm. There is a learning curve to this. You must reprogram your reactions to outside stimulation, however it can indeed be done.
I will share with you a few of the methods I use -
1. Believing everything is always working out for me.
2.Creative Visualization and meditation
3. Dance, cheaper than therapy!
5. Going to the park. The Swings rule!
6. Nature. I am a long time tree hugger.
7. Chats with my BFF
Feeling happy, relaxed, even joyful, is a mindset we can all achieve more often. All it takes is one’s desire and focus to do so.