Updated: Apr 21, 2020
The leaves have fallen and we’ve even seen some snow! It’s the most beautiful time of year (in my opinion!) I love a crisp fall morning sipping on my coffee and relaxing with my family. I’ve had some time to think over my November intentions.
Of course, there were a million things running through my mind and I immediately wanted to make a list of intentions that would take me a year to get through- not realistic. So I stuck to a few that would keep me grounded this month.
Five Minutes of Stretching a Day-
get the blood flowing, good for the body and soul too, reconnecting with self
Drink More Water-
feel hydrated throughout the day, more in sync, treat my body
Incorporate More Yoga-
along with stretching, I want to take this month to rebalance, detox, and help work through my digestion through yoga
I know this sounds cliche and dumb, but man it can do wonders for your mental health
Take Mornings Slow-
on the days I have off or start work later, I want to take the morning to drink my coffee, fill up on water, relax and breathe
Read One Book-
I love reading but I haven’t taken the time to sit down and enjoy a good book lately. This month, I promise myself to get through at least one book
Create Some Yummy Recipes-
keep the creative juices flowing and be able to share with family and friends
I think it’s important to set intentions each month, but not so many you’ll overwhelm yourself. It’s easy to get wrapped up in intentions and promises and it can lead to an unhealthy mindset of perfectionism. Not “reaching” or obtaining your intentions can lead to a lot of negative self talk and for you to be really hard on yourself in the end. Be kind to yourself and forgive yourself for maybe skipping a beat along the way. I like to use my intentions as a guide to get me through the month and to have things to look forward to. If at the end of the month, I can say I did my best, and I can look back and say I have the best memories to take with me, then it’s a win.