The Low Bar: A simple trick for joy

Have you set ever set the bar as low as you could go?*** Every January my Circle of women meet for a New Year’s creation retreat. This year, however, the collective energy seemed to be more aligned with de-creating. We came up with a distinction we simply called, the ‘Low-Bar’. What does it mean to set the bar low? It can mean whatever you make it mean, but for me, the low-bar meant that I deleted all the commitments, the obligations, the shoulds from my life for a temporary period of time, such as 3 months, 6 months, or a year. It means to throw out the massive goal lists and the high expectations. Low-bar is exactly that, the lowest bar. Sometimes low bar means getting out of bed; sometime