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Prioritizing Joy and Fun: A Pathway to Blissful Living

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Today, I want to emphasize the importance of prioritizing joy and fun in our lives.

In a world that often demands seriousness and conformity and prioritises ambition, it is crucial to realise the transformative power of embracing joy and allowing ourselves to have fun.

When I reflect on the times in my life when I didn’t prioritize joy, I can vividly remember how different everything seemed then. Every action I took, every decision I made had to be justified by a tangible purpose or desired outcome. It was a constant chase for validation and success, leaving little room for genuine happiness.

However, a transformation occurred when I consciously made the decision to embrace joy for its own sake. It was a game-changer. I started to infuse every aspect of my life with joy, regardless of external pressures or expectations. Instead of constantly striving for a future outcome, I began to appreciate the present moment and find joy in the simple pleasures of life. This shift in mindset allowed me to experience a newfound sense of fulfillment and contentment, as I learned to prioritize my own happiness above all else. Life is so so much better now!

I believe that by consciously choosing joy, we enrich our lives in ways we never thought possible. We invite happiness, lightness, soul alignment and a sense of freedom into our direct experiences. We open the door to a more authentic and fulfilling existence.

Practical Ways to Cultivate Joy:

1. Embrace Playfulness: Rediscover the childlike wonder within you. Engage in things that bring out your playful nature, such as nature adventures, dancing, singing, painting, travel, playing music. Let go of self-consciousness and allow yourself to fully immerse and express in the present moment.

2. Connect with Nature: Spend time in nature, for it has a remarkable ability to rejuvenate our spirits. Watch a sunset, go for a walk somewhere beautiful, go hiking, or simply sit by a serene lake or picturesque spot. Observe the beauty around you, breathe in the fresh air, and let nature’s tranquility fill you with joy and gratitude.

3. Cultivate Somatic (body based) Mindfulness: Practice being fully present in each moment. Engage in self enquiry, breathe deeply, notice what’s alive inside, shake, sound how you feel, meditate.

4. CHOOSE it: Ultimately joy is not dependent on external circumstances. It is a choice—a conscious decision to feel happiness in as many aspects of our lives as possible. By letting go of attachment to outcomes and embracing the present, we can find joy in even the most mundane moments. Give yourself permission to do what you love, what feels good and what lights you up.

Life is a celebration, and to truly live, we must learn to dance with existence. Let us not postpone joy and fun for some distant future but make it a priority in our daily lives. By doing so, we not only uplift ourselves but also inspire others to embrace their own joyous journeys. May your path be filled with laughter, love, and limitless joy.

Invitation: start prioritising fun!

Take a moment to reflect on your own journey and consider embracing joy for its own sake.

Wishing you a joy-filled day ahead,

Chantelle Raven xx

Chantelle Raven

Chantelle Raven

Chantelle raven is a gifted healer and sought after international speaker on sacred relationship and sacred sexuality. Her mission is providing education in radical self-responsibility and the sacred dance of masculine and feminine within and without.