set an intention

I hope you had a great weekend! I spent my days off relaxing with Mr. Lively and watching Downton Abbey. We are hooked on the drama, intrigue, and dialogue. I can’t be sure, but I think I had a dream that I was part of Downton Abbey myself last night.

Right now I’m headed out the door to check on the iPad 2 case production (still estimating Feb. 1-10th for them to be ready at this point), but I wanted to share something that I think could help myself and hopefully others as well.

The week ahead is full of promise, opportunity, and a chance to fulfill our intentions. So just like in yoga class, I want to set an intention for that I can return back to each day this week and make sure that while I might not do everything perfectly, I might improve in this particular area.

This week I’d like to set an intention to be extra friendly. Though I’m by no means unfriendly, this week I want to be extra kind, interested, alert, and present to friends and strangers.

Do you have an intention for the week? I’d love to hear what it is in the comments, if you like!

 

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  1. Katie

    My intention would probably be about “slowing down.” Somedays, I feel as if I’m going a mile a minute and if I keep up this always rushed pace, I’ll burn out eventually. I love being busy, but I could probably get used to moving at a slower pace.

  2. Katie

    My intention would probably be about “slowing down.” Somedays, I feel as if I’m going a mile a minute and if I keep up this always rushed pace, I’ll burn out eventually. I love being busy, but I could probably get used to moving at a slower pace.

  3. Elsa

    We are OBSESSED with Downton Abbey! We stayed up last Sunday night until 3am catching up on the first season…it was totally worth it on Monday morning when I needed lots of coffee. I love the idea of an intention for the week, mine is to be extra patient. My husband and I are in the process of adopting a baby and I need to remember to have lots and lots of patience to keep stress levels down in all areas of my life…something which I easily tend to forget 😉

  4. Elsa

    We are OBSESSED with Downton Abbey! We stayed up last Sunday night until 3am catching up on the first season…it was totally worth it on Monday morning when I needed lots of coffee. I love the idea of an intention for the week, mine is to be extra patient. My husband and I are in the process of adopting a baby and I need to remember to have lots and lots of patience to keep stress levels down in all areas of my life…something which I easily tend to forget 😉

  5. This week I intend to listen deeply and attentively to what people are saying and talk less. Even though I make an effort to ask lots of questions of others I have a big personality and often “take over” the conversation. This is something I want to apply with my family and business contacts.

    Raj

  6. This week I intend to listen deeply and attentively to what people are saying and talk less. Even though I make an effort to ask lots of questions of others I have a big personality and often “take over” the conversation. This is something I want to apply with my family and business contacts.

    Raj

  7. karlita

    This week I want to finish reading my “getting things done” book. It is taking more time than I thought since it requires not only reading but actions through the pages.
    Have a great week!!

  8. karlita

    This week I want to finish reading my “getting things done” book. It is taking more time than I thought since it requires not only reading but actions through the pages.
    Have a great week!!

  9. My intention this week is to work on the text for my website. I am procrastinating on it…I need to start on it today.

  10. My intention this week is to work on the text for my website. I am procrastinating on it…I need to start on it today.

  11. Jacki

    I need to set an intention to be calm.

    It’s a stressful week already, less than 4 hours into the work week and I am ready to tear my hair out and scream, throw my computer out a window and walk out. Performance reviews are this week and I know it is a brick wall to ask for growth because to advance in this company I need something I will never have … I would need to be a man. And I am not, and will never be!

    But this is where I am right now and I need to be calm and not let it destroy me, and I need to maintain my composure, keep working on my Midnight Hustle and do a good job where I am today, so that I can continue paying the bills for now.

    *deep breath*

  12. Jacki

    I need to set an intention to be calm.

    It’s a stressful week already, less than 4 hours into the work week and I am ready to tear my hair out and scream, throw my computer out a window and walk out. Performance reviews are this week and I know it is a brick wall to ask for growth because to advance in this company I need something I will never have … I would need to be a man. And I am not, and will never be!

    But this is where I am right now and I need to be calm and not let it destroy me, and I need to maintain my composure, keep working on my Midnight Hustle and do a good job where I am today, so that I can continue paying the bills for now.

    *deep breath*

  13. Clara

    I love that idea, Jess! Hmmm… I think my intention for the week will be to be extra patient. Have a great one!

  14. Clara

    I love that idea, Jess! Hmmm… I think my intention for the week will be to be extra patient. Have a great one!

  15. My intention are to stay focused and take one step at a time towards my business goals. I have some much that I am doing to keep my business running smoothly. I have just started writing a book and I am so excited about it and booking more marriage coaching sessions.

    I have found that having great time management helps me get sooooo much done where I feel like I had a great day and can relax once my husband comes home from work.I strive to not work while my husband is home because he loves to have all my attention. 🙂

  16. My intention are to stay focused and take one step at a time towards my business goals. I have some much that I am doing to keep my business running smoothly. I have just started writing a book and I am so excited about it and booking more marriage coaching sessions.

    I have found that having great time management helps me get sooooo much done where I feel like I had a great day and can relax once my husband comes home from work.I strive to not work while my husband is home because he loves to have all my attention. 🙂

  17. Love this thought ~ it is open enough for interpretation and personalization. My intention this week is to spend my time wisely. I’ve actually just started a new series on my blog where every Monday I share my new ‘intention’ for the week ~ hoping others will join me in trying out a new idea every Monday. 🙂

  18. Love this thought ~ it is open enough for interpretation and personalization. My intention this week is to spend my time wisely. I’ve actually just started a new series on my blog where every Monday I share my new ‘intention’ for the week ~ hoping others will join me in trying out a new idea every Monday. 🙂

  19. Kate

    That is such a great goal! My intention is not to get distracted- I need to focus!

    I love Downton Abbey! I’m still on season 1 but I already feel like it has to potential to be an all-time favorite 🙂

  20. Kate

    That is such a great goal! My intention is not to get distracted- I need to focus!

    I love Downton Abbey! I’m still on season 1 but I already feel like it has to potential to be an all-time favorite 🙂

  21. Emily

    I love this idea – perhaps because of the yoga link. It’s always tough to figure out real ways to practice ‘off the mat’ as they say.
    This week, my intention is to be present in the moment, whether that be at work, at home, playing with the dog, or conversing with friends. It is so easy to have a wandering mind, so this week I will truly try to focus solely on what is in front of me at that moment.
    Thanks for the great idea & have a fabulously friendly week 🙂

  22. Jess

    I have loved hearing everyone’s intention for the week! I am going to consider this as a possibility for a regular or semi-regular feature.

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