Whether you’re striving to be a good wife, mother, friend, or co-worker — each day brings a new set of challenges and demands. The Rooted Woman seeks to be excellent at it all, but we know that this could lead to feelings of being overwhelmed without structure and organization. Setting intentions for the day will help you categorize and prioritize what’s important, ensuring you get the focus you deserve first. Here are our tips for how to invite intentionality into your everyday routine.
Start With Mindfulness
The best intentions are holistic in that they satisfy the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. Start each day by getting still enough to become aware of what your soul needs, then make it a top priority to fulfill those needs before the end of your day.
Create A One-Word Theme For Your Day
Each morning, search your heart for one word that describes what you need to focus on for that day. Choosing one word will serve as an easy reminder to keep you focused on what’s important. For instance, if your theme for the daily is “family,” you are less likely to give space to anything that could distract you from spending quality time with those you love.
Shorten Your Daily To-Do List
It can be easy to rattle off every undone task in your mind, but this can create undue pressure on you to perform. Instead, make a list of non-negotiable tasks for the day. Then, create broader timelines for other to-do list items. This will help tasks feel more manageable and reduce stress.
The daily act of setting intentions is a practical, powerful self-care tool that allows you to take back ownership of your life, day by day. The more intentional you are about each day, the better your attitude and thoughts about it, and the more fulfilling and productive you will feel at the end of it.
Happy intention-setting, Rooted Woman!