Setting intentions is HARD! Most the time we start the week of planning to be productive with a “nothing is getting in the way” kind of attitude. Then, the week starts and BAM your week turns to disaster.
You get to the end of the week and realize you didn’t accomplish anything you had set out to do that week. And now, you’re left feeling like you failed.
I used to set weekly goals. For example:
- Eat healthy
- Drink water
- Workout 3 times this week
What I realized is that this wasn’t enough for me to be productive because there was always another day to eat healthy or drink more water so I procrastinated.
Then my business coach said something that really hit home for me and I’ve been doing it ever since. She said “why don’t you set intentions INSTEAD of setting goals?”. So I did.
I wanted to feel empowered and strong for my family.
Here’s what I did to make sure I did this:
First, I looked at how much time I have for a day based on when my kids are in school. So, I have 7 hours each day. Then I look at what we have going on for the week and write that in my calendar first.
Second, BRIAN DUMP! I write down everything that needs to be done for work this week and then I start grouping by category. Once I have everything grouped, I start plugging them into my calendar on days/times that I want to get work done based on category. This makes the work week super simple because I’m able to put certain things on certain days so nothing gets missed.
Setting intentions doesn’t mean you can’t have flexibility! It just means you have structure to help you be productive.
Because I set intentions for a productive week I’m able to live life more boldly, intentionally, and confidently.
Set intentions this week and see how you feel come the weekend, I can bet it’s a whole lot better than this previous week!
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