The Key to Life is to Chill Out

Most of the time we take things that happen in our life too seriously.  Happy people have learnt to ‘lighten up’.

We need to take things that happen to us or in our reality, in our stride- and not get upset because we had a different picture in our head of how things were going to work out.  As humans we all seem to get very stressed about things that happen to us or in our life, that are out of our control, from a big scale event right down to the smallest things like the weather.

With winter now upon us many of us will in fact get caught in the rain.  Most people get distressed and upset about getting caught in the rain and it will be the first thing they complain about.

If you get caught in the rain this week instead of immediately seeking cover and becoming annoyed about your outfit or your plans having been compromised- DANCE!


Dance in the rain like Fred Astaire in the movie ‘Singing in the Rain.’

Conscious Living is about accepting ‘what is’ and bringing joy to any situation.

It is our mind that tells us a story that ‘it is very unpleasant or a bad thing to be caught in the rain- to be avoided at all costs’.  Practice accepting ‘what is’ happening within your reality like ‘you chose it’.

When you get a bill this week- BE THANKFUL!

Be grateful for your job and your ability to pay all your accounts.

If someone is rude to you- SHOW KINDNESS!  It might be the hardest thing to do however; I can assure you they probably need it, and those hardest to love are the ones that need it the most.

Play ‘dressups’ with your kids!  Host a tea party! CREATE JOY!

Many years ago I found myself in a very stressful situation and I remember meditating on what it was I should be doing:


The answer came loud and clear



Photography by MDH and Fagun Mishra
  • Angel
    Posted at 12:10h, 14 July Reply

    great words to live by Tania. We are all a bit hesistant in getting wet in the rain so as to speak…

  • Rouchelle Wykes
    Posted at 20:08h, 14 July Reply

    What an amazing blog… we do allow the smallest things to ruin are day … today I dance ??

  • Sarah shcoll
    Posted at 20:12h, 14 July Reply

    You look so beautiful Tania … I love you photos and your blogs have helped me in so many ways x x x

    • Tania Van Zijl
      Posted at 20:26h, 14 July Reply

      Thank you Sarah

  • Silvanns Spano
    Posted at 23:01h, 14 July Reply

    When I have crappy day at work I will read this article … in fact I think I will print it out and hang it above my desk – this blogged popped up when I needed it most – thank you.

  • Sumita Khan
    Posted at 22:23h, 18 July Reply

    Amazing blog … I need to be less serious and I guess relax and enjoy each moment

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