Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Intention

Coming up with a word for 2014 was as easy as picking pecan over sweet potato pie. There was no contest. 

Intentional

Energy Flows Where Intention Goes by halfmoonyoga: Sankalpa is resolve or will and has the potential of harnessing inner strength by choosing, defining and clearly focusing on a specific goal.   ‘How is it that I want to show up in the world today?’ ‘What are the things that I need to do to move in that direction?’ ‘ What are the barriers to achieving my intention for this day?’ #Yoga #Intention #Sankapla
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I've always wanted to be a more intentional person. It's a quality I had always wanted to posses. My friend Jessica is the most intentional person I know and I enjoy hearing about her day because it all is so intentional. What makes me really jealous is that she is a natural intentionalist (yep, I just made that word up). 

Days will go by without my mind even thinking about my goal of becoming more intentional. Something will happen and I'll remember "oh yeah I'm suppose to be intentional". 

Being a more intentional person is such a wonderful goal but yet a very difficult goal. It is vague and immeasurable. What is the hardest aspect of being intentional? There isn't a clear cut guide to become intentional. 

How does one actually become intentional? I'm a go by the books kind of gal. I need steps to walk me through. Where is my math equation to plug in numbers? There is no map to follow. I wish there were because this would be much easier for me. 

When I chose it as my word at the beginning of the year I didn't put any thought as to how exactly I was going to be intentional and exactly what it meant. My loose plan was to write a to do list daily and write monthly goals. After doing more research there is more to being intentional then writing lists. 

I'm not exactly sure where to go from here but I'm still searching for an answer. 

I'm doing what I can to be intentional about being intentional.

2 comments :

  1. Love this! What a great goal...but such a challenging one! A good first step might be to be intentional with your friendships...send a friend a note, an email, or even just a text for no reason other than just to let her know you're thinking of her.

    Btw, so glad you commented on my blog. I'm now YOUR newest follower too! :)

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  2. How does one actively become more intentional? I know I have intentions all the time and some do and some don't come to fruition.

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