Happy December everyone!🎄
I hope that this last month of the year bring you time to reflect and set some intentions. With the new year coming up so soon and new years resolutions to follow, to only be forgotten two weeks later. Rather than waiting until the new year to make “resolutions” start now- and make them as often as you see fit! Self improvement should never be on a time restraint, we should all be striding to live our best lives each and every day!
One thing I do to continuously keep me inline with the person I want to become is at the beginning of each month, I like to set specific intentions and focus on them all month long. I write them out on a piece of paper and make them look all cute. I’ll hang it in my room and also take a picture and ave it as my phone scree saver. But anyway you feel best fits you will work great!
I start by looking back on the past month and notice things that I would like to see shift and all throughout the month I try to make that happen. Typically, I will have four to five intentions, some change and some carry over, depending on how I see fit. For me, this is a way to be truly present in each and every thing I do. I helps remind me of my “whys”. Like why I am doing what I am doing and why I am working towards the specific goals that I am. More than anything, it helps me be intentional.
This month I wanted to share one of my intentions with all of your becasue I thought it would be a great way for you to get inspired and start making your own monthly, quarterly, or yearly intentions. I recognized that once I started practicing this I started living in my life more, rather than just existing in it, and I wanted to let you all in on my little secrete 😉
One intention I set for myself for the month of December is, “slow the heck down and enjoy life. Be more present.” Yes, you read that right. I want to be even more present than I already am and I want to enjoy my life on an even deeper level! If this is me and my life than I want to slow down and actually have free-time. I want to use my free time for a little R&R so when I get to spend time surrounded with the people I love I will be more alive and awake! I’ll truly enjoy their presence and be with them in that moment. And if you think taking time for yourself, and by yourself is selfish, please change the way you are viewing it. We all need to take time for ourselves so we can take care of ourselves and fully get the rest and restoration we rightfully, and sometimes desperately need.
For me and my free time this could look like: practicing yoga, reading, playing with my dogs, or simply watching a movie and going to bed early. For you this could look like: going to the gym, trying out a new recipe, or taking a bath. Anything that makes you happy and makes you feel good, go for it!
One reason I desired to make December the month of ~slowing down~, was because I recognized how fast I was running and in so many different directions. I realized that I don’t want to be one of those that respond, “Oh I am SO busy” when someone asks me how I am. I want to respond with more meaning and passion than that, but “busy” has become the norm and, truly, this could be seen as an epidemic 😉
Another reason, I was watching a Gabby Bernstein video (because duh ;)) and she said, “You’ll start to speed up, once you slow down.” and that hit me hard, like really hard. What Gabby meant by this is, the things in our live that we are trying to attract and manifest will come more naturally and quickly once we start to slow down and put more focus and attention onto them. Once we have time for them to come into our lives, they will come. For example, if your dream is to own your own business but you are too busy with twenty other things on your daily plate, you’ll never attract and start that business you’ve been dreaming up in your head. However, once you start to hone in and set your intentions and create time for you to give it all your attention and focus, you will start to create your wildest dreams into your reality. So go for it!
Take time today to set some intentions for yourself for the month of December. Just try it out and see how it feels. At the end of the month you notice and difference, or if not, it’s great either way. Just know that this is the life you have and try to live it with your own intentions!
How will you start to live more intentionally? How can you incorporate these into your everyday life?
Have a great day!