Category Archives: Intent of the Day

Intent of the Day: Things That No Longer Serve

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When was the last time you went through a solid spring cleaning? Not just your bedroom. Not just the places people can see. We’re talking the deep cleaning. The garage. Behind the appliances. The areas you usually avoid. What about the things that don’t even work anymore- figuratively and literally. Taking a quick inventory, we can often find quick fixes, things hanging on by a thread and unnecessary items collecting dust in our home, but also in our mental and emotional lives. You have a bookshelf but it is full of books you never read and basically serves as an item we avoid having to dust. We have a closet full of clothes that used to fit or we hope will one day fit but no real plan for how to do that.

Our physical space is often time a symbol of what is going on internally. Are there things collecting dusts? Are there problems waiting with no plan of action to move you closer to a solution? You need no special mountaintop moment to begin taking inventory of what works and what doesn’t. Some things are still in fine condition, they just no longer serve where you are and where you are going. This means that a person, place or thing doesn’t have to be bad to be ready to transition elsewhere. It simply means keeping your eyes and your grip open for the purpose of growth.

We intend to release the things that no longer serve.

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Intent of the Day: Get Outside!

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With weather warming up, now is a good time to mix up the old routine! Rather than work through all the daylight hours, we want to find new ways to enjoy the sunshine. Thanks to daylight savings, our days are a little longer so even after-work hours are in play if we really put our minds to it. We intend to get outside!

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Intent of the Day: Consider Something New

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We can all find ourselves in that rut. The rut can come in all shapes and sizes. It can look like a routine that has zero excitement and 100% consistency. It can look like constant tiredness. It can look like a brick wall we keep running into, metaphorically or literally. We can find ourselves stuck and stuck can look different for everyone of us, but restlessness, frustration and hopelessness are things we can all understand. What do you do when you’re stuck? The truth is the hopelessness can start to feel comfortable and it takes a lot of energy and effort to get your brain to think and do something different, but if want to stop running into the brick wall, we gotta find the courage and the strength. Our intent is to consider something new!

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Intent of the Day: Expect Abundance

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The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.
-Marianne Williamson

When was the last time you felt like you had enough? Or were enough? We live in a world chock full of marketing and around every turn we can be reminded that we are not and do not have enough. We’re running behind on time, on energy, on keeping up with trends and the Joneses. The slope is slippery and the stress and anxiety associated with falling behind can be very real.

We intend to expect abundance.

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Intent of the Day: Expect Good

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Does mindset matter? Or are some of us just luckier than others? When you’re experiencing a string of bad news, what is there to be done? Sometimes it’s easy to forget that while we can have no control over our circumstances, we have entire control over our outlook. We want to focus on the good not only when things are easy, but more importantly when things are tough. That is when the focus really matters and helps. That’s when it can change the tide from drowning to swimming. It’s our desire to spend more days swimming than sinking. Our intent is to expect good from today.

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Intent of the Day: Nighttime Routine

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It’s hard to get going when you wake up needing a nap. It’s no surprise that with as fast as we’re moving, we would expect that falling asleep would be instantaneous and that we would be surprised when it wasn’t. What is the point of a nighttime routine? Much like it is with any other routine, it trains your body to know what to expect, culminating in restful sleep. It trains your brain to slow down and get ready to shut off instead of laying in bed with your mind racing. In order to be ready for the day, we intend to establish a nighttime routine.

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Intent of the Day: Mind Our Manners

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It’s very easy to let our feelings (specifically our frustrations or anger) get the best of us. Before you know it, the words out of our mouths and the attitude we present is nonstop negativity, and who wants that? We instead hope to be known for our patience, our understanding and our problem solving instead of our complaining when things get tough. Rather than sitting in the upset, we want to do something productive. We intend to mind our manners. What does this mean? This means not stewing on the failures of others. This means not being absorbed by what is being done to annoy us. This means doing something instead of just talking about it.

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Intent of the Day: A Little Quiet

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This morning has come and gone, and maybe it was a frantic mess. Maybe, like us, you rolled out of bed 30 minutes later than expected with 10 minutes to be somewhere. Maybe this isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s no surprise then when you feel tired, discouraged and running behind all day until you finally get to crash back into bed and start all over again. Doing something different is going to require intention. Our intent is to start the day with a little quiet and so we want to decide what patterns, habits and mindsets need to stay while we also consider which need to go.

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Intent of the Day: Remain Undeterred

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When times get tough, will you get tougher or will you get going? Living with intent means sticking it out when things appear not to be going in your favor. There is no limit to the road bumps you could encounter and that will require a person who is undeterred to make it to the other side. It is in those moments that you discover what you’re made of. It is in those moments that you are strengthened for the next risk you hope to attempt. Move forward knowing that have been brave before and can do it again. Our intent is to remain undeterred.

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Intent of the Day: Keep it Consistent

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Success isn’t always about greatness.
It’s about consistency.
Consistent hard work leads to success.
Greatness will come.
-Dwayne Johnson

Most of us wouldn’t turn down a gold medal. We want the victory, we want the prize, we want to win, and as Dwayne Johnson mentioned, we want the greatness. But what are the ingredients for greatness? As simple as it sounds, you can’t skip over the showing up. You can’t skip the day-to-day work on the things that matter if you want them to bloom and blossom into a way of life. Our intent is to keep it consistent. Our intent is to show up every day and do the work.

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