Last month I wrote my intentions, and shared them here. It helped me get my brain organized, and my heart a bit more in order. Just spending a few minutes, at the start of the month, thinking about what I want from the next 30 day’s has been really helpful. I wanted to share my December plans again, in case that helps inspire anyone else to be a little more intentional with their time and goals.
Last month I kept them a little more vague, and smaller. This month I am really swamped with a lot of GOOD and hard and scheduled. So I am writing my intentions down a bit more throughly.
BELIEVE: In the ability of our community to show up for the Giving Tree, in others willingness to show up, in my own bank account to keep us afloat even when we give more than feels comfortable. I will believe in what can happen. What I can give. And what my community will support.
CAPABLE: I can do, be, and show up more than I thought. I am capable. The things I have committed to are important to me, loving, and I want to dedicate to them. And? I am capable of doing so. Be a Show Up Person.
Keep On Going: It’s a scheduled season with lots of school, obligations, family events, teaching, needs to meet, ect. Just keep breathing and you are able.
Hand To Heart: This version of meditation (here is more about it, and a couple other options) calms me, fills me up, and lifts a lot of stress. I’m committing to more of it this month.
XoXo: You, me, that mistletoe. Yes, sir.
Trust Money: Charlie and I are both privileged and lucky to have side incomes. And this month is a pricey one with family, travel, giving tree, families in need, presents, and all the miscellaneous. Believe that it’ll come back. We can keep giving. And give a bit more. It’ll come back.
Yoga Is Enough: I can get so sucked into believing I need to run a certain number of miles a week, or do enough weight lifting/cardio/”workout” to be “OK” …. I don’t. I feel strong, capable, and connected. Yoga is enough when it’s what I am prioritizing.
Spring: Look ahead, start to dream and plan something fun for springtime.
Chakra Research: My YTT touched on Chaktra work for one weekend intensive, and a bit here and there. It was interesting, amazing, and the ways that it intersects with so much really interests me. I’m going to let me random internet time be spent there, reading about it.
UNPLUG: Set the dates. Unplug for them. See what happens. (scary)
Dream Bigger: I’m often a bit too much of a realist. Now isn’t the time. December is magic, Sunday is the full moon, Solstice is coming. Let Me Dream.
Let Go: This morning my computer photo program crashed… 18,000 photos are now hanging in the balance. Along with the images I need for upcoming deadlines. And I realized? I’m so deeply reliant on things I really don’t want to be. The month I am working on reorganizing to be less reliant on my computer, on other peoples feelings and words and experience of me, and anything that feels like it makes my worth an external thing.
To-Do List: Just write one down. Daily.
11pm BedTime: I’m good at this. But I want to keep it up.
Connect: I want to get down to my kiddos eye level every time, listen more, wait for them to be ready, and slow the rush. Let it unfold as needed. And just say YES more.
Quit the Scroll: It’s a terrible habit. When I am avoiding anything… I scroll. And then I click hashtag after hashtag and let myself fall deep down. Into images that I can’t take. Words that leave me raw. And thought patterns that are unhealthy. Stop. The. Scroll.
Run! I love running. And running when if just feels good. I’ve got the bug lately. I want to keep chasing it. Literally.
Embrace Friends: Physically, mentally, emotionally. I’ve got some ridiculously awesome women in my day to day life, and I want to hold tight to them whenever the moment to get away and spend that time together presents. Say Yes!
108 Solstice Sun Salutations: At a Studio? At home? Leading? Following? Alone? I NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. The 21st. Anyone wanna join?
Self Care: In the ways I like. Cliche or not. Whenever I can. Without guilt.