Hello all and Happy Sunday!
I shared the #MondayMantra : Be Intentional ,on my Instagram last week. This mantra means a lot to me because after having a family pow wow, we decided that we wanted to put more intention and focus on specific action items in our lives. After creating the post I started to think of ways that would help us live more intentionally this week and help us cultivate the habit on a consistent basis. Below is the list I came up with. Take a peek and if you head over to the Resources Page you will find a printable of the list that you can have handy daily and share with someone else! If you feel lead don't forget to subscribe to the Blog and my YouTube channel. Let's connect, I love hearing from you!
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Praying you all have a great week of being intentional and you see positive results of your shift.
1. Consider an ideal day.
If you were able to design your perfect day from beginning to end, what would it look like? Imagine a productive, meaningful way you might spend your time. Working on projects, spending time with loved ones and friends, etc. Take note of the things that are included and more importantly, what wasn’t included? I rarely hear people mention spending time on Facebook during their ideal day.
2. Create a foundation of small daily actions.
Once you have some ideas for your ideal day, create some quick and easy actions that reflect that ideal. While it may sound counter-intuitive, the smaller the action, the better. Whether it’s one minute of meditation, slow breathing, one push-up, or reading a few pages of a book, consistent action is more important than immediate results.
3. Express gratitude every day.
Whether it’s writing down three things you’re grateful for in your notebook, sending a text to a friend, or a letter to a family member, expressing gratitude simply makes us happier. By acting on it daily, you begin to establish an attitude of abundance and gratitude.
Thankfulness produces supernatural peace-Philippians 4:6-7
4. Make the bed every morning.
While it might seem a bit strange, making the bed every morning can lead to more success throughout the day. This is traditionally known as a keystone habit, done first thing in the morning and can trigger other successful habits to come after it. By making the bed every day after waking up, you establish an early ‘win’ and a pattern of success.
5. Pause and breathe.
Before every action you take there is a moment. In that moment, you have the opportunity to pause and process whether the action you’re about to take is well aligned with your ideals. A two second pause can be the difference between living in alignment or bouncing from impulse to impulse.
Each day is just as important as the next in creating the life we imagined for ourselves. While each day may seem small, years later you’ll find that progress was made one small day at a time. After all, how we spend our days is how we spend our lives.