There are times when it’s really beneficial to take a step back and take yourself less seriously. I know that I can find myself stressed out over things, that in the long run, are truly not that big of a deal. Sometimes I need the reminder to step back, let it go and take things a bit less serious. Having fun and enjoying my life is way more important than something that is not going to matter in a week.
Shaking it off, remembering to laugh, not taking myself too seriously: These are important reminders. There are situations in life that come about and call for your serious self, as there are times when it’s just about being light and enjoying your life. Knowing what parts of yourself to turn on and off during certain life moments can really help you to enjoy your experience more.
Be light. This is a way of being that can also help you navigate through the tough stuff.
* The above image was taken by San Diego based photographer, Shannon Bailey.