Happy Monday, friends!
I love Mondays because I see them as the ultimate fresh start, a new week and a new opportunity to accomplish something great. I believe that there are two ways to approach life. You can take the backseat and take things as they come or you can live a life filled with intention. I choose the later. One of the ways I live a life of intention is by setting weekly intentions: small, attainable goals and changes I can work to accomplish every day over the next 7 days.
Life is like a race, there is no “taking a back seat” when you get to that start line . Even though you can’t see the finish you don’t go into a race without a plan, you know you have a set amount of time to accomplish something. Monday morning is another starting line.
While I set long-term goals, make 30 day plans, and take each day as another blessing I find that the start of a new week energizes me most. 7 days. Its small enough to make a first step, yet enough time to overcome a barrier. Deciding what I am going to accomplish in one week brings focus to each day while getting me closer to my long-term goals.
As I get focused each morning and plan my day it is helpful to look over my intentions for the week.
If I don’t have weekly intentions, come Thursday morning I am exhausted and take the back seat approach to life. By just trying to get through the day I am not nearly as energized, productive or successful as I was on Monday. Looking at my weekly intentions even on a tired Thursday morning renews my energy to keep going after what I planned to.
This week I challenge you to live with intention!
Today, think about and write down a few things you would like to accomplish or changes you would like to make this week.
Some intentions might be, This week I will:
- Be present
- Respect my body
- Love myself
- Find new ways to move
- Do one thing a day that brings me joy.
- Do one thing a day that brings someone else joy.
- Face my fears.
- Love deeply.
Each morning as you eat breakfast or get ready for you day look at these weekly intentions for daily focus.
Today I will:
- Respect my hunger cues.
- Go on a hike.
- Organize my closet.
- Call my mom.
- Read a book.
- Bake my favorite cookies.
- Have that conversation with “blank” I have been putting off.
- Not text in class.
I hope that you will find that Mondays are something to be excited for, not dreaded!
TELL ME: What are your intentions for this week?