Even in Difficult Times There is Joy

Everyone of us experiences life challenges and difficulties, big and small. You might feel irritable or tearful as I do at the moment. Whatever the challenge, choosing to bring a playful attitude and some playful tools into the mix can make a huge difference in the quality of life and help you to move forward and continue to embrace what is important in your life.

Today, I am choosing to write, meditate, utilize what I know about the merits of play breaks and movement to help me stay in the flow as I work on some important projects and writing in my play-based, depth-oriented work.

What are the daily challenges that you face in our life?

Are you currently in the midst of a huge challenge in your life (divorce, death in the family, moving to a new home, graduation, birth or adoption of a new family member, …)?

What are some of the ways that you might play in the everyday with your challenges?

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2 thoughts on “Even in Difficult Times There is Joy”

  1. I think one of the hardest things for me about finding joy during my darkest moments was that the feeling of ‘joy’ or ‘happiness’ or ‘Ok-ness’ is that it was such a big change from my feeling ‘dark’ and ‘depressed.’ It felt almost foreign to feel a ‘positive’ emotion again. For me though, taking small steps to re-learn how to be comfortable feeling the ‘positive’ emotions again. A little bit of joy or peace or happiness each day, combined with a practice of ‘present’ awareness makes feeling them a habit over time.

    1. Thank you Susan. Yes, there is a often a sweeping disparity between our ‘dark’ moments and ‘joy-filled’ ones. Depending on our personal and collective history it can be difficult to even see a glimpse of joy in the midst of challenges or difficulties. Practicing the ‘art of playing in the everyday’ and savoring each moment by bridging the divides that you feel will create heightened awareness and your ability to play-one-step-at-a-time with both your challenges and your life celebrations.

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