How to Get Your Groovy On
Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.
Take 1 minutes and 54 seconds out of your busy day, play the video and close your eyes.
When was the last time you felt that good? That relaxed? That groovy?
Life is serious. We are people, or know people who are sick, tired, broke, stressed, overworked and overextended. Those are just people in our neighborhood. If we aren’t worried about them, we are worried about the people in the world that are starving, suffering, and hopeless.
You can’t possibly watch the news or read the entire newspaper without feeling a bit of hopelessness and helplessness.
And then there are all of the little annoying things …
- cell yell
And then there is the joy. The goodness. The feeling groovy. Life is a mixture of the good, the bad and the groovy. Slowly, intentionally, we can begin to create more groovyness in our own lives.
What cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
How to get your groovy on
Read groovy things
Happiness Is … a free ebook with groovy illustrations by Matt Madeiro
Live well … a joyful post by Leo Babauta
When was the last time you turned your phone off, shut your computer down and went outside? It’s nice out there. You’ll see groovy stuff
Stay informed, but not over informed. You can’t change the world by watching the news.
The time to feel groovy is now. Not when you are debt free. Not after you lose the weight. Not after anything. The right time is right now.
Share your groovy life. See my life in pictures, share your view of the world and learn to write about your life with my groovy friend Ali.
Plan to be surprised
Make time to let life happen a little bit. That moment in the middle of all the other things you have to do and worry about is where the magic happens.
If you want to double or triple the groovy in your life, surround yourself with people who enjoy life and make life for other people better.
Stay up late and watch cool things like the Supermoon and Meteor showers. Save the date for stargazing.
It is so groovy to let someone know that you love their work, that they make you smile, that you are proud of them. Tell them. Give them a gold star.
Love it or leave it
If you don’t have time to get groovy in a hammock, find a way to enjoy the hell out of whatever you are doing right now. If you can’t love it, make a plan to leave it.
What’s groovier than a disco party?
If life gives you lemons, make lemon tarts. Don’t forget to invite your groovy friends over for a taste. (waiting patiently for my invite Heidi)
There is worry and pain and stress in life but don’t let that overshadow the good and groovy. Once in a while, a moment passes where there is nothing in our field of vision but pure joy. Slow down and marvel in that moment. When you can really be in that moment, you can capture the feeling and recreate the groovy.
I’ve got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
How will you get your groovy on?
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P.S. There is space for 5 more groovy people in the goodblog project. Let me know if you have questions.