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Intention

Posted Jan 25 2013 12:00am
I really should get back into the habit of regular blogging. I miss it because this blog is a great place for me to process things. I think for a while I was reluctant to do that here for whatever reason. Maybe I felt like my readers would like something different, but when it comes down to it, my blog is my voice, so I should use it or it will get rusty. Better to post something that is at least helpful to me than to post nothing at all!

Anyway, I feel like my head has been so full today. Full of thoughts and ideas, encouragement and inspiration, and excitement for how I am feeling.

I didn't write about my intentions for the year but I did make three. I like to think of them as intentions rather than resolutions, because you can't really fail at intentions. Intend means to direct the mind on. This is both action and thought. So here are my intentions.

1.  Follow through.

I have a tendency to start on projects, ideas, thoughts, you name it, and I have a little bit of a problem with following through. Part of this is due to the fact that a lot of the time I take on way more than I can handle, so I end up doing things for other people and don't follow through with my own stuff which is easier to put on the back burner. So this is a multifaceted issue. To follow through with the things I really want to follow through on, I have to limit how much I take on. I need to say no if it is something I don't really want or need to do. I cannot do everything, but by trying I often end up doing nothing to completion.

2. Lighten up.

This too is a multifaceted goal. I take myself way too seriously. I want to laugh more. I want to have fun and be crazy. I want to feel like a kid every now and then. I have enlisted a few lighthearted friends to give me gentle reminders if they catch me taking things too seriously.

The other way I want to lighten up is in my body. I have been trying to lose the same 10 pounds forEVER. I'm not sure why I haven't been able to do it, but I think I have finally found a way that inspires me and makes me feel like this is the year. This is the year that I will clean up my health and be mindful of what I put in my body because due to my less than great genetics, I cannot keep thinking that exercise is enough. Now I will say that I am fairly healthy and definitely fit. I don't need to lose a ton of weight, but I do think I can really clean up my diet in a way that will greatly benefit my overall health. I have already begun on this and there will definitely be an upcoming post about this.

3. Enjoy the moment.

This one has been both easy and hard at the same time. I made myself a project that you might have seen a bit of already called 365 Moments. I am going to record a small moment of each day that strikes me as something worth remembering. I've done a few posts already and you can see them here and here .

When I am having a good day this is very easy. Everything seems like something worth remembering. When I am not having a good day, this proves much more difficult which is exactly why I am doing it. You'll be able to enjoy some of my moments with me throughout the year. Maybe we should even think of starting a hashtag on twitter? #enjoythemoment?? I love to see other people's moments too..




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