My daughter was given a gift on Sunday; an afternoon where she found herself with completed homework, no commitments and a clean kitchen.
She weighed her options and decided to make cupcakes. Not play video game, not watch a show on the tablet, but bake, Baking is one of her happy places and she saw an opportunity and took it. She was intentional with her actions and the result was a yummy treat that she shared with the family.
I was pretty impressed.
On a recent call with my Wellness Coach I was given the task of coming up with a list of activities that I enjoyed under the premise that engaging in activities that I enjoy will refuel my mental/emotional/spiritual tank. I have had a hard time with this assignment. I have found that while I am becoming skilled at the intention of goals; creating a plan, naming action steps and reviewing for progress and re-direction ( launch a website to build community and support others in living a life they desire-check), activities that I intentionally partake in that refuel me, I will get back to you on that. I do a great job of running, an activity that I love, when I have a race that I am training for. when there is no race on the books, the laundry is looking pretty important.
My challenge to myself is pretty clear. Be intentional with my time and include down time, run for the sake of running. explore what activities fuel who I am now. I used to love to love to journal, but have not in a very long time. What is the story there?
I invite you to join me on this journey of intentionality. What is an activity or goal that you want in your life that you need to be intentional about making time and putting on your calendar? Join me in the September Touch Point as we go deeper with the tool of intention with the guide of Laura Vanderkamp’s book Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. The September Touch Point launches September 15th.
Now I going to have a cupcake.
All the Best-