Katie and I decided a few weeks ago to be accountability partners, we’ve been sending each other our weekly goals and then checking in on each other throughout the week. This worked for a while, but then I started realizing that I was getting SO. TIRED. I feel like I am first trimester tired again, that lovely phase of pregnancy where I napped under my desk on my lunch break.
Sunday Amy wrote about how she was going to set a weekly intention, and I loved it because I could see it taking some of the pressure off of me by removing the long to-do list, but setting myself up to feel like I’ve accomplished something. She used Rowdy Kittens‘s steps and I love it, so I am doing the same thing.
Here we go:
1. Think about what you want to work on and write down your ideas. I have a ton of things I could be doing all the time for freelancing and blogging and baby-prep. My brain feels full of lists. I want to work on balance. I have been making my to-do lists, and when I feel overwhelmed by them I give up on everything window in favor of sitting on the couch watching reruns of The League in front of the air conditioner. I need to shoot to set goals a little more manageable for my ALMOST 8 month pregnant self, while allowing myself plenty of sleep and snuggle time.
2. After you write out the list, look it over. Commitment to balance. Sleep when I need to. Follow through with the things I commit to, but be less willing to commit myself to much of anything. (I have enough commitments, thank you.)
3. Make an active effort to focus on your intention. This will be interesting. I think it will translate to a little more motivation AND a little more relaxation… not feeling like I’m being a bum while I should be doing something. If I manage to get SOMETHING checked off of my to-do list so I can relax without guilt.
4. Continue to reestablish your intention throughout the week.
What is your intention for the week?