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  • Writer's pictureLisa and Carissa

Rule 62: The Art of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously


 

Hey there, beautiful souls! 🌟


Today, we're diving into a gem of wisdom from the AA playbook that's all about lightening up and embracing the fun side of life. Say hello to Rule 62: "Don't take yourself too damn seriously."


Now, I know what you're thinking. In the world of recovery, where every step feels monumental and every meeting is a milestone, how can we not take ourselves seriously? But that's the magic of Rule 62! It's a gentle reminder that amidst all the soul-searching, healing, and growing, there's always room for a chuckle and a bit of levity.


So, what's the story behind this rule?

Legend has it that a group of AA members once found themselves knee-deep in a quagmire of overly complex and fussy rules for their new club. It was like trying to navigate a labyrinth with a blindfold on. Then, in walked a wise, seasoned member who took one look at their mile-long list of regulations and offered a simple piece of advice: "Rule 62: Don't take yourself too damn seriously." And just like that, a sense of ease and humor returned to the group.


Why is Rule 62 so important?

1. Keeps us grounded: It's easy to get caught up in the drama of our own lives, but Rule 62 gently pulls us back down to earth. It reminds us that we're all just humans, doing our best and fumbling along the way.


2. Encourages humility: By not taking ourselves too seriously, we remember that we're part of something bigger. It helps us stay humble and connected to those around us.


3. Boosts resilience: Laughter and light-heartedness are powerful tools for resilience. They help us bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward with a smile.


4. Fosters community: When we can laugh at ourselves and our quirks, we create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. It's a way of saying, "Hey, we're all in this together!"


How to embrace Rule 62 in your life:

- Laugh at your mistakes: Next time you spill your coffee or forget an important date, take a moment to laugh. It happens to the best of us!

  

- Celebrate the little things: Throw yourself a mini-party for completing a mundane task or mastering a new skill. Dance like no one's watching!

  

- Share a joke: Spread the joy by sharing a funny story or a joke with your friends and family. Laughter is contagious!


- Practice gratitude: Take a moment each day to appreciate the lighter side of life. Gratitude can transform even the toughest days.


Remember, dear friends, Rule 62 is not about dismissing the importance of your journey. It's about adding a sprinkle of joy and a dash of humor to the mix. Life is a beautiful tapestry of highs and lows, and sometimes, the best way to navigate it is with a smile on your face and a hearty laugh.


So go ahead, embrace Rule 62, and let the laughter flow! After all, as they say, "Life is too important to be taken seriously." 😉


Stay light, stay joyful, and keep shining!


With love and laughter,

Lisa and Carissa🤣


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