These days I'm realizing ,even more than usual, I need to be intentional about what I do.
I have to carve out time each day for myself for writing, for marketing to potential clients, for updating the blogs and website.
I need to be intentional when carving out time with my kids. Really listen when Sweet Pea talks, wants to craft or watch a movie. Get down and play with Baby Bear and be in that moment, not thinking about checking email or social media.
I must be intentional about the time I spend with my husband. Every.single.day. Find out about his day and what's going on in his head and just go through the motions.
I need to make time for my family (mom & dad + in-laws) and for spending time with my friends. And not just for my sake or when it suits me, but make it a point to find out to what's going on in their lives and see if I can be of encouragement or just a sounding board.
Intent is huge theme around here as of late. I feel time is slipping away and I am compelled to soak things in.
I am a generally scattered individual. And not in a bad way, I am just a multitasking woman by nature and tend to get distracted easily (you have no idea how many times I started and stopped this post).
I do a lot of living in my head. I have all these ideas and thoughts and plans and things floating around but for me, at times, it's hard to put them down on paper and when I finally do attempt to do so, I can only remember half of them.
Lately I have begun to change that. I am putting things on my calender on my phone or the iPad in great detail. Setting reminders for what I want to do, when and at what time.
I'm digging that. I am being intentional about my schedule because I know time is precious.
I had stopped working out at a crazy hour because I convinced myself that I actually needed the sleep more than I needed to look good in a pair of shorts. And for awhile that was true. Sort of. I like the sleep.
However, after almost a month of half-assing my workouts, having my morning coffee or green machine and still being tired I realized it was the post work out endorphin's that were giving me the boost to get through each day.
So I beginning this week I am being more intentional with my workouts. I have scheduled in my head and on the calendar what I want to do each day and if that doesn't work out, I have a fall back plan.
The same goes for cooking dinner and general housekeeping. I have to make a list and stick to it.
It's been easy to be lazy because "hey it's summertime!" and why not? Or worse, using the baby's schedule as an excuse. But I don't like the way I've been feeling.
Tired, lackluster in my work, un-motivated, easily distracted, un-organized .....it's just not who I am (well except the distracted part. I don't think that will ever change).
Better still...it's not who I want to be.
I want to be a woman of intention.
I need to be that in order to maintain my sanity and any to the betterment of my household and all my relationships.