Rejuvenate Your Life And Find Joy With Juicy Life
When I think of a juicy life I think of vitality, fun and how to relish each moment. The practise of self-love is part of having a juicy life. I also think of simple things like singing, dancing, and having a bit of an adventure. Being with people who bring me joy is a big part of my juicy life plan. Most of all I ask myself how and where can I bring joy into my life?
How do you awaken the senses and get more ‘juice’ into your life?
First of all, you need to look at what experiences leave you feeling dry or dried up and give them a colour red for dry and green for juicy for example.
Look at your day to day experiences and make a list of activities and grade and colour code them. What do you have more of? What needs upgrading, letting go or grabbing more of?
Before you rush out and stop all of the drying or dehydrating experiences ask if there is something that you can do to make them juicy. For example, let’s imagine that you and your partner go out every Saturday evening to the same pub/bar and see the same people. What if, instead, you had a date night somewhere else, just the two of you?
What if like in our house when I was growing up, Friday night was always fish. What if, instead, you picked a random recipe and created a dining in experience?
- How about creating a bucket list of simple joyful experiences. You can take a spa day with friends. Go for weekend walks. Do some volunteering. The list of simple pleasures that takes you out of the mundane every day will massively enhance your life
- Stop waiting to be happy, see and feel joy in the simple things of life
- Follow your curiosity and try things out
- Do something you have always wanted to but have felt afraid
- Send yourself love notes in the post
- Enrol yourself into a radical self-care program of your own design that you can do at home
- Journal daily about what you are grateful for – a simple reframe to appreciation is sometimes all that is needed
Where Do You Need More Juiciness In Our Life?
What does a juicy life look like to you? It’s such a simple question, which when you start to write will unlock so many things. You’ll soon realise that there are so many simple things that you can do.
Write about your juicy life and then start to envision it. What one action can you take right now that will move you one step closer?
What about the people in your life?
People really do enter and leave your life for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes you will feel sad when someone you consider to be a friend does something you don’t understand, and suddenly you are no longer as close as you once were.
Or you meet someone fleetingly who leaves footprints on your heart, never to be seen or heard of again. No matter who you meet, when and for how long they bring something to your life. They are all your reason, season, lifetime lesson people.
This speaks to me and explains this concept beautifully.
A Reason, A Season, or A Lifetime
“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant”.
As the above says some are here to support us, and we, them, some test us, some will use us (our perception and choice to let them), while others are here to teach us. They are all important. But most important are the ones who bring out the best in us, they respect us and accept us for who we are. These are the ones worth keeping around!
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, while others become our friends and stay awhile, leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts, and we’re never quite the same because we have known them and grown with them. Who and where are these people?
Reason, season, lifetime lesson people
Ask yourself who are your reason, season and lifetime lesson people. Why are they? Once you have determined who these are, if there are any that you feel that you would like to thank, pick up the phone, and send an email or a gift. For those that you don’t want to connect with, write a note in your journal or send them a silent prayer of peace. Acknowledging with gratitude is great for the soul.
Write in your journal about each and what you bought to each other’s lives.
This may be a time when many people are moving from your path. Know that this is meant to be. This space will be filled with more reason, season, lifetime people.
Juicy Life Journaling Prompts
- What does a juicy life look like to you?
- What parts of your life feel a little dried out?
- What do you have to do to bring more juiciness into your life?
- Ask yourself who are your reason, season and lifetime lesson people. Why are they?
To work more on your juicy life grab a copy of the 28 Days To A New You Journal.
PS: I’ll talk about hydration another day…