Are You Living Intentionally?
This quote is another one of my favourites. I try to be as intentional as possible in life and business but it’s easy to get swept up in deadlines and busyness that you just can’t think further than 5 minutes ahead let alone the whole day, week or year.
On Friday though I set an intention for the weekend. I decided I’d take the whole weekend off. I was starting to feel under the weather, nothing serious but a cold began threatening to take hold and ruin the serious workload I have planned for this week.
Instead of letting it get worse, I took the executive decision (ha!) to get some much needed rest, to sleep and spend time just being in the moment with my family. The lovely weather certainly helped. Spring is here so we were able to spend lots of time outside at the park and local forest.
Now I’m physically and mentally rested, I’m ready to get started on my work for this week. I feel re-invigorated and so glad that I listened to what my body was trying to tell me.
What are intentions?
Intentions are slightly different than goals in that you don’t plan how you are going to get there. You decide what you want the final outcome to be and believe that it will happen, leaving the rest to the universe.
If I was setting a goal to take the weekend off I might have planned a series of steps to reach that end goal. I would have kept referring back to them to make sure I was on the right track and that I was doing all I could to ensure I reached my goal. Instead I trusted that just being in the moment and experiencing the weekend as I intended it to be would get me to the outcome I desired.
Setting intentions can work for your life and business. Things change and intentions allow us to lean into our lives without feeling like a failure if we don’t manage to achieve something in the exact way we set out to.
What are your intentions for this week?