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Get Merry is a weekly conversation between us, Emma and Carla, Sisters, Best Friends and Business Partners. We don’t skip the struggles, you'll laugh and walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps. Tune in and realise you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.


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Get Merry Emma and Carla Papas

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Get Merry is a weekly conversation between us, Emma and Carla, Sisters, Best Friends and Business Partners. We don’t skip the struggles, you'll laugh and walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps. Tune in and realise you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.


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    307: Listen and learn to deal with your stress better

    307: Listen and learn to deal with your stress better

    In this episode, we give you actionable practices to help you through stressful situations. Speaking of stressful situations, yesterday, Carla got swooped by a full-grown crow that was about 70cm tall (actually more like 45 cm, she exaggerates) while she was walking Chino. Not once, but four times! When she got back to the apartment, it took her about five minutes to finally calm herself down.

    Stuff we talked about…Sometimes in a stressful situation, it is your mind taking you for a ride. It doesn’t know the difference between what you’re thinking and what is actually happening. We chat about Emma’s nerve-wracking Barre teaching experience.When you think of all the situations that might happen, the mind believes that they’re happening right here right now, and the response is stress… sweaty palms, sweaty everywhere, overwhelm, shortness of breath and raised heart rate. This is a reminder that our thoughts are very powerful when it comes to stress.Bring awareness to the breath. Breathe in and out through the nose, and really focus on expanding your rib cage. In Yoga, Asana is making your cup. Pranayama is filling your cup up. And, meditation practice is taking a sip from your cup.When you count the breath, it means that you’re not focusing on what your mind is thinking about.Reflect and learn from your stressful situations to better equip you when really big stressful times come your way.The practice of Meditation, Yoga and Pilates isn’t just to use in moments of stress. It actually helps us to not get in stressful situations to begin with.
    If you want to dive deeper and go through these techniques with us, be sure to sign up to our Free Masterclass where we’ll share the tools to manage the stress.
    It’s like a little retreat at home. Sign up here: https://getmerry.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/6730182/register 
    If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
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    Check out all the Get Merry Podcast episodes on iTunes and Overcast and Stitcher for Androids. Plus we are on Spotify over HERE!
    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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    • 37 min
    306: Maybe your mediocre life is amazing after all

    306: Maybe your mediocre life is amazing after all

    Maybe your mediocre life is amazing after all? We read the following words from Mark Manson’s Facebook post the other day. These words inspired this conversation.
    This right here is in defence of being average: Today, I want to take a detour from our “make more, buy more” culture and argue for the merits of mediocrity, of being blasé, boring and average. Not the merits of pursuing mediocrity, mind you—because we all should try to do the best we possibly can—but rather, the merits of accepting mediocrity when we end up there despite our best efforts. We’re all pretty average at most things.
     
    What do you think? 

    Stuff we talked about…Every day of our lives, we’re sold the message to be better, richer, more beautiful and be someone other than you, it can be really overwhelming to think that the version of you right now is not good enough. To one person, a mediocre life is another person’s extraordinary life. You decide what is mediocre and what is extraordinary. It’s a mindset thing.Life is all about the ebbs and flows. If it’s all extraordinary, then it wouldn’t be extraordinary at all.Embrace the journey. Experience the journey because that is life itself. The life experience is sometimes in the struggle.Don’t stop yourself from feeling joy because you think you don’t deserve it yet.
    If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
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    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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    • 22 min
    305: Are you forever feeling not good enough? Here’s what to do

    305: Are you forever feeling not good enough? Here’s what to do

    Are you continually feeling not good enough? Do you have a deep fear of rejection and that you are not likeable or loveable? It’s an extremely common feeling that most humans experience in all different aspects of life, whether it be at work, career, relationships, or simply when you are starting something new.

    Stuff we talked about…When you’re feeling not good enough you’re stuck with fear and anxiety. How can we stop this feeling from being a roadblock?It all begins with our mindset, self-belief and our sense of self-worth. Yoga is one of the most amazing ways to help change your state of mind, fast. It is a great tool to help you let go of self-doubt. You don’t have to be good at it. You just need to do it.A rejection is a redirection. Every no is preparing you for a bigger and brighter YES.Comparison is your worst enemy. As Marie Forleo said, “Don’t compare and let it get you down. Compare and let it inspire you.”Sometimes, you self-sabotage because you already think that you’re not good enough. Listen to 220: how to stop self-sabotaging your success.
    If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
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    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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    • 38 min
    304: How to NOT suck at meditation

    304: How to NOT suck at meditation

    This episode was inspired by the many questions we’ve been receiving about meditation from our 1 on 1 conversations with MerryBody members. We keep hearing things like “I want to be good at meditating, but my mind just goes on and on” or “I just can’t meditate, I want to, but it feels impossible”. Can you relate? 

    Stuff we talked about…The spinning thoughts are actually normal. This doesn’t mean you suck at meditating or that you can’t meditate. This is just your mind doing what it’s designed to do, think!There are distractions everywhere so it takes more effort to slow the mind down.Create an anchor for your practice. Meditation is a tool to ease the suffering of life.Meditation and Yoga give your body a chance to rest and recover.  What’s the best way to sit when you meditate?
    We hope that this has inspired you to either continue your meditation practice or perhaps begin a meditation practice. Take a listen to 296: Embody Guided Meditation (seriously go to bliss town in 9 minutes), one of our guided meditations. It’s all about focusing on your body and a technique to quiet down the mind.
    How do you go with your meditation? Do you struggle? Do you have more questions? If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
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    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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    • 41 min
    303: How to spend your money

    303: How to spend your money

    If you’ve been listening to the Get Merry Podcast for the last two hundred episodes, you know we enjoy talking about money. It’s a very important subject as this impacts every part of our lives. Today, we’re talking about how to spend your money.
    This subject was inspired from a podcast with Tim Ferris and Ramit Sethi, it got us thinking about our ‘rich lives’. That is, figuring out where to spend your money in order to create the most joy.

    Stuff we talked about…Removing the taboo around money especially for women. We should have great knowledge of money even if we’re not technically earning it.Don’t feel bad about spending money on things that bring you joy. Allow yourself to feel joy.Sometimes it’s just nice to go out of your way to be generous. Our friend Dr. Lea Freeman paid for our dinner the other night just because… and we’re like that’s Lea living her rich life. (Listen to our podcast episode with her 217: Let’s Talk About Boobs with Dr Lea Freeman)Have your own money rules because then it makes your decisions on how to spend money easier.When you have great knowledge of money, you feel empowered about your decisions, you feel stronger and more confident, and you can plan better for your future.Think of an amount that you can spend on yourself right now. Spend it on something that you really want and love with no guilt… oh and on you, not your kids, pets or your partner.
    This topic is an interesting topic to delve into further. If it has brought up anything for you, maybe you should dig a little deeper, reflect and see how you can become more confident and empowered around your spending and saving habits.
    If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
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    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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    • 49 min
    302: This one mindset shift will help you work towards your goals

    302: This one mindset shift will help you work towards your goals

    During this episode, we chat about the current theme inside the MerryBody Studio. The theme is ‘One Step at a Time’. It’s great to have the end goal in mind, a big vision, but this message and this mindset shift is a reminder that all massive goals can be broken down into increments, into small steps. This action alleviates unnecessary suffering and stress.
    This one mindset shift has got us through some very difficult times. 
    Stuff we talked about…We have all these plans for our lives, but the situation we’re actually in is not supporting that vision. How can we welcome the peace, contentment and acceptance of what’s happening right here right now?Goals help us get connected to our true desires. Enjoy your journey from point A to point B.No one is good at multitasking. Multitasking does not allow us to be our best in our job.Your first step inspires your second step, which inspires your third step and so on. The first step is the hardest step. Focus on your first step.Take one tiny step. It doesn’t have to be a leap. It’s just taking that one step.When there is less stress, less anxiety, less overthinking and less overwhelm, there’s so much space for other things to come in.
    Begin living what you want to feel in your life.
    If you want love, give love. If you want friendship, be a good friend. If you want joy, allow yourself to feel joy. If you want to be a writer, write. If you want to be a singer, sing. If you want a business, start a business. If you want to get to that goal, start with step one.
    If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.
    Join our 5-day MerryBody Challenge and get direct access to 10 minute Yoga and Pilates classes. Sign up at themerrymakersisters.com/5days
    Check out all the Get Merry Podcast episodes on iTunes and Overcast and Stitcher for Androids. Plus we are on Spotify over HERE!
    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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