Change can be difficult, and boy have we had a lot of changes around MOJO lately! Catch up with Jean Marie and Scott and all the goings on, plus get the lowdown on the immediate future, contribute your thoughts, and pickup some handy resources to help you handle any of your own changes with a little more grace and a lot less AACK!
Ever feel like you’re lost in the minutiae of day-to-day living? Are you overrun with to-do’s but have no idea where all those do’s are taking you? Me too. That’s why I started a visioning practice: to clarify my vision for my life and my big Why, infusing my to-do’s with inspiration and purpose. I want to share this practice with you this week, along with a Visioning Meditation below, to perhaps help spark some motivation for you in these dog days of summer.
This week's most popular episode presents for us a topic that is hopefully as helpful for you as it has been for me, especially as we start to enter the grind period of the year: where we feel pretty far from our new year’s goal setting and still so far from the finish line. Whenever I start to drag and want to quit, or happen to tumble right of the good life wagon altogether, I just remind myself of the essence of this post. We might be damned if we do, but we’ll most certainly be damned if we don’t. So we might as well do, and get our mojo working once more!
Well, MOJO Mob, believe it or not, we’ve rounded the corner in our 2015 Year by Design race: it’s time to turn on the afterburners and make the sprint to the finish. In other words, it’s time to check in with our goals progress thus far and redouble our efforts for the rest of the year. So crack your knuckles and sharpen your pencils, folks. It’s about to get real around here.
Eleanor Roosevelt said that we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t, so I say we might as well do! You see, this absolutely applies to our efforts to create the MOJO Life: the happy, healthy lifestyle of our dreams. It’s damn hard to do the little things every single day that it takes to build the ideal lifestyles we hold in our hearts: it takes a lot of effort and will to sustain forward progress. Oftentimes, our brains tell us it might be easier to just wallow in our old crappy habits; after all, they’ve become so fitted to our form over time. Yet, we all know by now that those old habits always leave us feeling disappointed, or worse. So, when confronted with the choice to do or don’t do, yes, in a sense we are damned either way we go. Fortunately, we also know in our heart of hearts that when we do manage to do even a little bit of our happiness practices, we’re always left feeling, well, happier. The damnation of doing, therefore, has a leg up because it leads to salvation! Glory hallelujah!
Why fun with yoga? Well, we know firsthand how easy it can be to find ourselves taking our yoga (and ourselves) so seriously that the joy gets drained right out of our efforts. "Why is joy so important?" you ask in a curmudgeonly tone. Well, grumpy pants, because we'll never stick with anything that doesn't bring us joy. And if we want to have healthy habits, like yoga, for the rest of our long and happy lives, we have to be sure we're always seeking the fun in them.
The semicolon is what some call “the most feared punctuation on earth.” (theoatmeal.com) Our guest on The MOJO Show this week challenges all of us not only to never fear this grammatical demon, but instead embrace the semicolon, for there is always more to write in the book of our lives. Our very special guest host on The MOJO Show this week is Jasmine Judson, the founder of the brand new Afterglow Yoga Studio in Maui. She sits in with Jean Marie (Scott will be back next week!) for an enlightening conversation about manifestation through practical action, finding work-life balance, the highs and lows of starting your own business, and how to always keep putting your lifestyle first.
(Scroll down to the end for your link to FREE resources to design your year.)
Well, here we are at the end of another calendar year. If the adage holds that time goes faster as we get older, I must be something like 108 years old because this year flew!
I was chatting with a friend about the coming change of annum, and mentioned that my household does a yearly review and sets goals for the new year. She surprised me by saying that she and her family don’t give a flip about the new year or reviewing the old one, that they just “float along” through the years. Wha-wha-what???