I watch mama from heaven all the time and I believe she’s invented a new catch-phrase. The other angels and I are digging it and hope this string of words catches on.
A couple of weeks ago mama was on a conference call when Timmy E and Wilbur began misbehaving badly. Timmy was running and jumping around mama’s office, chasing the cat and, as puppies do, his enthusiastic play just encouraged him to act wilder. Wilbur tried to calm the mayhem by barking.
Mama hit the mute button on her phone and yelled “relax it out” and they immediately stopped. Relax it out… I love all the connotations of this phrase!
Relax it out can mean chill out, calm down or play together nicely. For people, this phrase is a nice reminder to take time out to just be. To breath and stretch and calm the mind.
Relax it out could be a great phrase for a yoga class. You’ll stretch more deeply if you’re relaxed, so relax it out! Relax out the muscle tension and calm your mind.
Relaxed humans are easier to be around. When you relax your body and mind, you are more open and tolerant of others. You feel a sense of well-being. Nothing is urgent or stressful when you’re relaxed, right?
So, during this busy time of year, remind yourself to relax it out. As you’re traversing the shopping crowds and waiting in long lines, relax it out. Take a deep breath, put a serene smile on your face and enjoy these minutes of nothingness. Relaxing it out is like an open-eyed meditation.
When you’re relaxed, there is no expectation of being productive. No guilt, no pressure…just calm. If you’re at a family holiday function and guests begin arguing about politics, religion or reality television, just relax it out. Your mellowness will extend to others — it’s contagious.
Relax it out!
I’d love to hear how others feel about this phrase. Can you see using the phrase on yourself or others?