I hope you had a refreshing weekend! Mine was just what I needed. I hosted book club on Friday, made it to a yoga class, met up with my Aunt and cousin in the city for dinner Saturday night and spent all of Sunday in my pajamas. The time to myself plus rest and family time filled my tank and I’m ready to take on the week!
I’m stopping in today to share my intention for the month, which is to simply let things flow.
You may have noticed, but I’ve felt a bit of shift happening in my personality over the past several months. As someone who had a true “hustle mentality” for so long, I’m enjoying this new shift and the direction I’m moving in.
The past month I’ve been even more introspective than normal, which is saying a lot. But, after getting mono and not realizing it for weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I spend my time and thinking through how I want to live my life.
When I sat in the doctor’s office discussing the fact that I failed to realize I had strep for a month, I had an immediate wake up call. I was doing too much and I realized how much I had been putting on my own plate both at home and at work.
After discussing with Rich we made some small shifts at home that have made a big difference in how I’m feeling. We basically did an audit of everything I was doing on a weekly and monthly basis so that he could take some things off my plate.
At work, I’ve been extremely protective of my time. I’m in my busy season and in order to meet my deadlines I’m blocking the time needed to complete my tasks, sticking to it and taking things day by day. In my role there are a lot of rolling projects that I necessary can’t cross right off my to-do list, so I’ve been thinking more about making progress vs completion and it’s been a game changing mentality shift.
So, I guess the point I’m trying to make with my intention is not to force myself to “do” all the time. Over the past few weeks I’ve learned to leave space in my calendar, prioritize and not force myself to go above and beyond so that I can be more present in my daily life. I’m a work in progress, but this has been a welcome change and I’m looking forward to seeing where the month takes me.
What are your intentions this month?