There’s a pattern in my life, maybe yours too?
1. Start something new.
2. Have fun with it.
3. Obsess over doing it “perfectly” until it isn’t fun anymore.
4. Abandon it and start something else.
So I started meditating. Can you tell where this is going?
I started to worry I wasn’t “doing it right” or that maybe there was a “better” meditation out there with more benefits.
I was getting stressed about meditating.
True? Unfortunately, also Yes.
So I’ve started something called “Singalong Switch” that helps me move from chaos to calm through the power of song.
It’s something EVERYONE can do, and I’d love to show you how! Sign up below and you’ll get immediate access!
The song “Reflection” from the movie Mulan is one that really resonates with me.
Especially the lyric, “if I were truly to be myself I would break my family’s heart.”
It hits very close to home because when I was heading off to college my dad said,
“Don’t major in voice, you’ll never be able to support yourself as a singer.”
Spoiler alert: I majored in voice.
And when I graduated college, I joined the Navy….as a singer. ⚓️
The people closest to us don’t want to see us fail.
So they encourage us to play it safe. Get a “real” job.
I’m so thankful that I didn’t listen.
And when I was stationed in New Orleans I took my dad out for dinner….My treat. ☺️
While working with choirs and bands I often use the phrase, “same song, different verse” when we’re about to head into a section of music that repeats itself.
Do you ever feel like that applies to life as well?
Tasks like laundry, dishes, grocery shopping….they are on a never ending loop and never completely done!
Since they’re a fact of life, I’m working on a fresh perspective.
same Tasks with a different Attitude.
The results? I’m doing the dishes while listening to fun podcasts and focusing on how grateful I am to be able to work out while sorting sweaty laundry. As for the grocery shopping….I’m loving the grocery pick up option that so many places offer now!
In the spirit of changing perspective, I’ve taken a traditional Gaelic blessing and given it a new melody.
You can give it a listen below!