Perspective is a silly thing. The simplicity of a word or sentence can change your whole outlook on life or a particular situation and flip it entirely on its head.
This past month I have been doing a handstand challenge. My goal is to do a handstand every day from June 23rd until September 2nd (spanning from the summer equinox to Labor Day weekend), with my intention to be in handstand on the beach on Labor Day!!
It has been such a fun challenge. Partly because I decided to create an online community in order to support myself and others….and partly because I’ve been flipping upside down for almost a month!!
You can join our online handstand challenge here! We would love to have you join us….post pictures, hang out online and upside down.
By allowing myself the opportunity to physically view the world from a different view each day is such a gift. By bringing my feet above my head, my blood rushes straight to my heart. I often feel a surge of energy and always feel better after an inversion.
As I mentioned, perspective can be changed simply. An inversion, a thought or perhaps a simple idea. In regards to our relationships, perspective can change suddenly and simply. Think about the last time you learned something about a friend/co-worker/celebrity and your view of that person immediately changed!
Reputations and first impressions can only be changed when you flip YOUR perspective. Handstands, headstands and open conversations can help you to create space to learn something new and allow change and growth to happen.
Recently, Aaron Hernandez changed everyone’s point of view on his reputation and who he is as a person. As a lifelong Bostonian and the wife of a die hard Patriots fan this gave way for me to view a massive shift in perspective. This example is extreme but due to his current situation, Hernandez is no longer viewed as a football player, but as a famous person in connection with a murder trial.
A much simpler flip would be nature. Watching Planet Earth or being conscious of your environment with what you eat can all change your perspective. Yoga, healthy eating, spirituality, religion, friends, co-workers, jobs and so much more. Each of these elements can be switched, rearranged, changed and FLIPPED ON THEIR HEADS!!
Lately my work environment has been changing at my full-time position. It’s a great place to work and in the recent weeks we have actually come together to learn more about one another within and outside of the work place. What a great space we have created for an even more upbeat day to day life!
What is something you can change your point of view on? Is there a perspective you wish to change??
Head on over to the handstand challenge page and try a few… then leave a comment in the comment section below on something you would like to change your view on TODAY!
Sending you love & light