In a get-stuff-done world, it’s hard to avoid our efficiency instinct. The answer, then, is to focus on enjoyable stuff, along with the must-dos. Don’t fit joyful activities into your days—fit your days around them.
Being able to find the humor in life is just as important as being able to see the more practical, close-ended way of viewing things. Probably the easiest way to remember to stop taking life so seriously is to get swept up in a fun-loving group of people whose very presence knocks the seriousness right out of you. Take note of friends you already have and new people you meet who seem to laugh effortlessly and encourage you to do the same. The world has an astounding way of playing with us. If you take things too seriously this can be very stressful, if you play along and laugh about it life becomes delightful. Taking life too seriously is extremely stressful. All the expectation and pressure feels like wearing a heavy backpack. Stress drains our energy, dampens our enthusiasm and makes us sick. Lightening up takes the stress away and helps us live life. So lighten up, let it go, and enjoy today.
If you were born on September 1st, you are a practical idealist and need to be of service to others. You have a strong sense of purpose. With your own philosophy of life, you are generally optimistic and good-humored. Often, you forget that the world does not revolve around you. Friends and family love you for the great person you are, but others are left confused by your pretentiousness. Your potential for being financially successful is extremely high and will come with time. You possess charm and a charismatic personality and can easily draw friends and admirers.
Daily thought for September 1st: The secret of success is to be like a duck.. smooth and unruffled on top, but paddling furiously underneath.