Thursday, May 27, 2010

I could have used "Affirmations" as my title, but I'm tired of that overused word. So I'll invent "Intentionalisms."

Lately in church, I've been hearing a lot about becoming more "intentional" in our giving, in our volunteering, in our awareness of the work our sister churches are doing in the community, etc. I think that I need to be more "intentional" in my diet and health habits.

Meaning, this has got to be a priority. I can't wait until I have the time and inclination, I have to make the time and inclination. Whether or not I feel like it.

There are 6 basic things I should do on a daily basis:
1. Exercise
2. Garden
3. Cook
4. Practice
5. Write
6. Clean

Simple. I should make a chart, and mark them off each day. Obviously, I can't spend an hour every day doing every one of those things, because there's other stuff that has to get done. Maybe I should just set a minimum of 15 minutes, knowing that it's the Getting Started that's the hardest part. And make "every day" into 5 days each week, knowing that there are days when I'm away from home, garden, and piano, and that can't be avoided.

Bonus: Gardening is exercise! Two birds and all that.
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    I'm also getting more intentional about healthy living and SP--and I decided that before I read your post! Perhaps we can be intentional together.

    I put up a chart on the wall, to go with the tracking online, since the computer version only reminds me when I log in. This one, I'll see every time I walk through the house.
    2938 days ago
    We have been walking the dogs in the rain because there has been no let up. The high was 52 today. You could hide the sheep in our lawn. I like your intentionalisms. Cleaning is also exercise and if you tap your foot really hard and bounce on your piano bench I think you might be able to squeeze some exercise in while practicing.
    2943 days ago
    I listed my Intentionalisms on my Goals page, and am Streaking them on my Spark page. So now I have a chart.

    Gardening indoors today. Will this cold rain never end???

    The lawn is as high as an elephant's eye,
    And there's nothing but dark rain clouds up in the sky...
    2944 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/28/2010 1:15:13 PM
    HAving a chart, and being able to check off a box will not only show you progress, but also help identify trends as well! Rock on! Luvya n hugz!
    2944 days ago
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