Today is about joy.
We need more of it. Or, I should probably just speak for myself, I need more of it.
I got a nice dose of joy on Friday after filming a dance video with Yashasvi Jhangiani. That’s us after filming.
After losing her mother in 2020, Yashi was sad and depressed and having trouble finding her joy.
Boy, could I relate!
Then after her family made TikTok dance video on a whim one day, she felt a spark of happiness.
She decided to launch a project which she named Dancercise with Loved Ones and set out to film 365 dance videos with friends and family. The videos are filmed in her backyard and often include outfits and jewelry which belonged to her mother.
She reached out to invite me to dance with her, probably a year ago, and we finally made it happen on Friday. It truly was a joyful experience. I was video #182 BTW, and I have no doubt Yashi will reach her target of 365.
Joy can help you through grief.
In my fitness career, I would often get the question, ‘what kind of workout is best?’
My standard answer – “The one you’ll do”.
I’ve never had trouble making exercise a habit because I choose things that give me JOY.
I love dancing, so Zumba, Jazzercise, even Barre (gives me ballet flashbacks), are workouts I WANT to do. Yoga also gives me joy and just about any outdoor activity.
Sure, I’ll weave in things like strength training and Body Combat, but I can’t say they give me joy. They do serve a purpose obviously, but if that was all I was doing, I’d have a hard time sticking with it.
Joy is key to sticking with your fitness routine.
When I do business coaching, clients will often struggle with narrowing their niche. If they are waffling between client profiles, I always ask, which audience gives you more joy.
That is almost always a good direction to go in, providing of course, that they can pay for your services.
Joy is instrumental in your business strategy.
More joy. It sounds like a solid plan to me.
Let’s create more of it, shall we?
Where can you create more pockets of joy?