Intentions Challenge 2019
Hi, my name is Shannon Dennis and I’m a serial dreamer. I’ve waded through enough tips and tools, gadgets, planners, declarations and “imma gunnas” to know one thing makes a difference on whether what I set out to do on any given day will actually come to pass…or just be another puffy animal shape in the sky. Grab two sheets of blank paper, a pen/pencil and let’s get started with our first prompt!
Intention Challenge Prompt:
What is my why?
Over thinkers, don’t leave me yet! Stop right now and put a few drops of Chill Out in the diffuser. Setting intentions shouldn’t lead to stress. If you’re like me, and you feel yourself start listing 3,984,483 whys do a quick brain dump exercise (use one of your blank sheets of paper!) and get it all out. Overthinking is great internal dialogue so don’t waste that brain power. Unleash it and then get back to business.
So let’s walk through this intention setting thing together.
First, pick a dream/task/desire/goal/resolution/anti-resolution or hey, let’s be real, maybe it is just getting those 5 baskets of laundry folded and put away in drawers 1x a week. Experts advise that we can optimally manage 3-5 goals at a time. I try to keep mine at 3 since I have quite a few plates to keep in the air. If this still feels too big, pick an area of your life you want to see growth in, and 3-5 ways you want to hold yourself to achieving that growth. Here is a personal finance example. Goals: I want to save $500 this year. I want to decrease my debt by $1000.
Next, ask yourself why this is important in your life right now. We all have finite time and energy in our day and have the great weight and honor of designating how those 24 hours are spent. Why does this dream/task/desire/goal/resolution/anti-resolution get a spotlight right now? (Over friends who just froze or are experiencing a racing heartbeat, grab your Be Present and give it a good roll on or maybe a quick stop with the FocusX Aromastick) Once I write my goals down, then I can ask my why and also write that down on my blank paper. My why might be to “achieve financial freedom and increase personal power in my finances” or maybe it is “grow in self-control”. The why could also feed into long-term goal like “going to Italy on a debt-free 10 anniversary trip”.
That’s it for today. Breathe. You did it. We will continue with this theme next week, but for the next 7 days, read over your dream/task/desire/goal/resolution/anti-resolution and keep asking your why. It would encourage me so much to hear from you all too (since one of my business goals is more contact with you by blogging!) so please, share your journey, hang-ups or questions with me here on the blog, in our group, the business page or even on Instagram. Keep setting your intentions. If I’ve learned anything as a mom, business owner, friend, wife, (insert all the hats here), it is this: Intention delivers your drive.
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