The Playful University Club’s March Monthly Meeting was hosted by life coach Anouska Cekalovic! She works with clients to help them celebrate life and have a joyful attitude, and has been a key member of the Playful University Club since its beginning. Anouska took us on a “Journey to Joy”, a session packed full of activities where we were invited to reflect on and share our own experiences of what it means to be playful, and how we can bring more joy into our lives.
Those who arrived early to the session were invited to take a seat on the floor and bite down on a pen – this definitely helped open our minds and shake off any anxieties! The session began with some yoga-like movement, where we shifted our weight around and tried to find good posture. We explored how positive and negative emotions affect our bodies, as well as how we can instantly increase our confidence through our stance.
We then sat back down and were invited to think about our positive and negative experiences. What made them different, and what did we learn from them? Anouska reminded us that we must make the choice to experience life with joy – in her words, “it doesn’t matter what happens, I will do it with a smile on my face!”