Choose Joy!

I got a new shirt that says “We Choose Joy” and I am so excited about it! And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Today, especially, I had to choose joy. Today was hard. It was the first day back after a long weekend around Easter. It was also a reminder that we didn’t get to have our Spring Break when we got to go out of town. Both kids were crying within 10 minutes of starting school today. But I still chose JOY!
I also talk about a book (which is probably out of publication) called Happiness is a Choice by Dr. Frank Minirth and Dr. Paul Meier. It is really about joy, but the point is that it is a choice. It is about our perspective. What is your perspective? How can you find joy today?

Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation

In this video, I walk you through a relaxation technique called Progressive Muscle Relaxation. It is a process where you tighten and flex your muscle and then relax it. This works because most of the time, we do not realize that our muscles are tight and not relaxed. It also incorporates breathing. This exercise can help you relax and regroup. I personally use this technique if I am having a hard time falling asleep.
In this clip, we do a sample of just hands and arms and face, but you can use these techniques for each muscle group. I usually start at my toes and work my way up to the top of my head and then repeat if I need to do so.
I hope this helps you as much as it helps me! Be Well.