I pair this video with this week’s podcast, “Getting Lost, Laughter, & The Wisdom of Dr. Dre”. Nathan and I talk about the importance of just having fun in a relationship and not taking everything so seriously. Check out my thoughts below:
In my podcast this week, we are digging into the “Laughter, Humble Pie and Lots of Sex” series, and Nathan and I dove into the importance of play and laughter in your relationship.
Sometimes we can take life so seriously. I know that, for me, I had issues with being offended. I would get offended by something he would say, and I’d get really angry and frustrated about it.
Now, we’re all entitled to our feelings, and every emotion is important to hold onto. When we have the gamut of emotions – and the ones we see as more of the negative emotions of anger and sadness – all those help us to do is really recognize the importance and beauty in the happiness and the joy.
So it’s not that we want to not feel those emotions.
But what do we want to hold onto?
You know, the Frozen song comes out again – “Let it go, let it go…” That’s really powerful because there are times we need to just let things roll off.
Is it really worth getting that frustrated and that angry over?
Have those feelings of anger and sadness and whatever other negative feelings that you have (disgust). But let it flow, and let it go. And then move on.
Because, in the scope of life, what do you want to hold onto? What is going to bring you joy, and how are you going to find joy and happiness in your daily life? Sometimes that means that you just don’t take it so seriously.
The next date that you go on with your spouse, look for opportunities to have fun and play. Maybe you go to a trampoline jump zone, or maybe you go roller skating or ice skating. And if you don’t know how to do it, it’s even better!
Fall down. Laugh about it, and get back up. And if you see your partner fall down, what are you going to do? Point your finger and ridicule them? Walk off and leave them?
Maybe what you do is you reach down and help them up. Or fall down next to them and join them, because you are a team! And your relationship is fun, and it’s joy. It’s happiness. It’s you choosing to spend this life and go through it with someone else. And that’s a really powerful thing.
So keep that in mind this week. Check out my podcast. I’d love if you’d subscribe, rate and review. We’re getting more and more activity with the podcast, and it’s been really fun to have Nathan as a part of it. And I’d love feedback on that. And if there are other topics you want us to explore together, e-mail me and let me know.
I hope that you have a wonderful week, and remember, the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. Namaste!