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Recently I took a Zumba class after repeated requests from one of my friends. After many hours in the gym with my personally designed fitness routine to reduce my stress and take care of my body I was delighted with the class. Looking around the room I saw men and women of every shape, size, color, age and fitness level. Most importantly, they all had one thing in common. They were all smiling. It was joyful. It was infectious. I found myself smiling at people I had never met as we shimmied to the dance music.
I realized then that routines are comforting and familiar. After all, they are routine! But what routine can do is blind us to the opportunities to the beautiful variety available in life. Doing the same thing over and over can dull your senses, make you deaf, blind and dumb to the sensations around us. Taking that class reminded me that climbing on the spin bike, plugging into my same playlist and riding my 15 miles in 45 minutes though comforting was limiting my joy.
I forgot how much fun it was to sometimes shake up my routine. Take a different way to your child’s school Stop at a different Starbucks. Take a different class at your gym and shimmy and shake up your routine. You might be surprised and make a new friend, enjoy a new activity or find a new flavored coffee. It’s the little things in life that bring us joy. So shimmy and shake up your routine today!
Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com , and www.hh4heroes.org and listen to her on www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at www.itunes.com.
Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.
Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues. We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.
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