Do you feel stuck in a routine? Eat, sleep, repeat? Time’s flying fast. Last you knew it was New Years Eve now COVID-19 stripped us of months, bringing us to July.
Pause with me. Take in this moment. It’s July. We are 7 months into 2020.
It’s been a whirlwind. More bad than good. One pummel after the other.
Before you let your mind spiral, breathe with me.
In for 5. Pause. Out for 5.
Good. Let’s begin.
I’ve always wanted to be better about setting intentions, clear distinct thoughts on where I want to be.
Now, let’s be clear. Intentions and goals are different.
Intentions: lived each day, about a relationship with yourself and others, healing wounds.
Goals: specific destination or achievement. External.
So, each month, I will create intentions to hold myself accountable. My goal is these intentions can help you feel connected and intrigued to start a list of your own.
I love the word intention because it feels like a phrase or thought I’m placing out into the universe. It may not happen, and sometimes that’s okay, but I still intend to try and make the thought happen.
I’d love for you to join me on this journey where we state our intentions at the beginning of the month, and then at the end, we reflect on what went well and what went off track. And because we’re human, we’ll discuss the obstacles that stunted us or we jumped over each month.
For July, my intentions are:
- Remaining present, and forgiving myself for when I lose that presence.
- Accepting what is, and reminding myself to take things one step at a time.
- Acknowledging that my thoughts and opinions may change based on new information, which is okay, and even encouraged.
- Stating exactly what I need and when I need it.
- Learning to place boundaries with those I love.
I’m dedicated to honing these skills this month. At 28, I feel like I’ve taken quite a ride on my journey to wellness, and while it’s ever-changing, specifically this month, these intentions are essential to me.
I started diving deeper into these concepts while laid off, and when given my job back, I had to start setting boundaries and learn how to let both lives co-exist and blend.
So, join me in my monthly intentions. Let’s see where the conversation can lead us.
Remember, each day can be a series of ups and downs. You have the opportunity to change your outlook on something.
Some days your intentions may soar, and others, they may be bleak. We aren’t practicing perfection; we are practicing the ability to remain true, happy, and sane.