The Mister & I had several appointments yesterday to meet with a few people who are helping us get our wedding together. We left the house around 11:00 a.m. & didn’t get back until 7:45 p.m. or so - I was pooped.
There are very few days I spend running errands all day long.
I work from home, I don’t have kids & the needs of our small family are minimal.
Most of my time is spent sitting in chair in front of my computer or out in the garden playing with my plants. Generally when I do make plans they involve one activity per day.
What can I say, I don’t like overwhelm & I know my limits.
The swirling chaos/fun/adventure/exhaustion of yesterday brought something of significance to my attention.
In the last few months I have been moving & shaking with intention instead of actual goals.
You know, saying I desire to obtain health this year instead of I want to lose 20 lbs.
I wanted to see which left me more motivated & energized- having something specific or something broad & all encompassing.
The chaos of my day yesterday very much related to how I feel when I focus only on intention & not specific goals. I do believe this experience is different for all of us, so I encourage you to try it out both ways & see what works best for you.
For me, only having intention & no real specific result in mind enables the feeling of aimlessly wandering. It’s like I’m out here, walking around, keeping my eyes peeled for what’s next, what’s to love about this moment - but I have no real momentum to get to the next thing.
I also noticed that when I move with intention & no goal - I produce less.
Something else that came of value from this exercise was my increased willingness to surrender. When you only have intention & no real goal in mind it is much easier to let go of the expectation of what your intention looks like when it shows up.
When we create a goal, (like losing 20 lbs.) we have an idea in our head of what 20 lbs. less looks like. So when it actually gets here, if it doesn’t look the same as the image in your head - the reward of getting there isn’t as satisfying. See?
So, point & story. Do what feels good to you. Choose what gives you energy, momentum & excitement. Release attachment to what the outcome looks like & be grateful for each experience.
PS. Thank you ALL so much for you love, support & kind thoughts yesterday with our announcement. I am truly grateful for each of you.
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