“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Getting ready for the week is hard, yo. That’s one of the reasons I like to write get happy monday posts like this one. It’s an attempt at kicking my own a$$ into gear before starting another workday. Weekends are great for relaxing and getting stuff done; however, oftentimes just working out and making dinner during the week can seem like impossible tasks. Setting a weekly intention is one way that I like to psych myself up for Monday morning as well as energize my goals for the coming days.
I have a yearly planner that I use for writing down important events, but mostly I use it for jotting down a few notes on what I do each day. If you’re like me and, come Thursday evening, don’t have the slightest clue what you did and accomplished that week, then I would highly recommend it. Some people like to bullet journal to keep themselves on task. I like to do it as a reminder of fun moments, daily thoughts, or how much I rocked it at being an adult each day. Adulting: also hard.
Starting this week, in addition to jotting down notes about what fills my days, I am going to write down a weekly intention in my planner. Similar to a daily mantra that I tend to switch out only every once in a while, my intentions will be simple, inspirational, and useful. My intention for this upcoming week is: Return to healthy habits. I plan to set my intentions on Sunday mornings while I am drinking my coffee. Although I am not naturally a morning person I must admit it does feel empowering when you do something purposeful at the start of your day. This past Sunday afternoon, after setting my intention, I meal prepped two days of lunches and three days worth of breakfasts! Weekly intention winning! My husband and I are leaving for a vacation in Cambria this Thursday, but I plan on including walks on the beach, a glass of red wine at dinner, and filling my fancy, dinner plates with veggies to sustain healthy habits during our getaway. But then again, vacation with my husband only comes once a year 🙂
Do you like to set a weekly intention? If so, I would love to hear your comments below!
In Love, Peace, and Intentions ~ xo