done on purpose; deliberate.“intentional wrongdoing and harm”
Do you ever feel like you are running a marathon and the end isn’t in sight. Or maybe you are in a routine, the same routine, mundane, almost effortless. This has been me several times in my life. I’ll get in a rut and can’t seem to get out of it. Sometimes we just need to change our perspective on life: To live, in every aspect of life, intentionally and with purpose.
Being a mom has changed my life in many ways, working while being a mom has challenged me in ways I never thought possible. Trying to find balance is sometimes harder because really, what is a balanced life? We are all pulled in so many directions and sometimes we have to put out fires we didn’t know were coming. I think balance is for the birds (and even they fall out of trees… just saying).
BUT I can be intentional! I can have a really busy work week and I when I get home, sit on the floor with my kids and let them crawl all over me. I can ask them about their day. Really asking them questions, intentional questions. Questions that make them think, that make them talk back to me. Not questions that require one-word answers.
I can be intentional with my husband. I can hold his hand… so strange. But my husband loves it when I hold his hand. Or touch his arm when he is talking. It lets him know I’m really listening. When we are in a rut… we stop doing those little things that are so important.
At work I can be intentional. Rather then piling everything on my plate and giving everyone a little. I can prioritize what needs to get done and set a timer allotting a certain amount of time on each project. Side note on me: I work SO efficient when I’m timed!
- moved out of a house
- moved into temporary housing
- kids entered new schools
- our stuff was in storage
- trying to find a new house
- Went through a record year in business (check us out over Trendy Scapes )
- Had a baby
….and went straight back to work.
Four weeks into deadline after deadline and a four week old baby, I had to pull a time out. But I really couldn’t because I was in the middle of marketing campaign and I had to shoot two TV segments for a morning show I do in Austin called “We Are Austin”.
Knowing we all needed a break, I packed my family and brought them to Austin with me. After I was done with my TV segments we spent the weekend at Lakeway Resort and Spa. Because this was last minute, I forget a few things, but we rolled with it. We had the best time hanging out by the pool, going for a walk on the yacht docks, taking the shuttle to restaurants close by. But most importantly just being intentional with ourr time… unplugging and regrouping.!
This picture really illustrates my mental regroup: By intentionally living an intentional life, I am back at it with all my ducks in a row.
check my segment out here: We Are Austin