Last week Pattie wrote a comment here that started me thinking. She wrote that she calls the things on her “to do” list her “intentions” rather than her chores, and when she has finished them, she has fulfilled her intentions.
It’s a brilliant idea – I like this much more than chores. And I think that it can work for short term goals, and also longer term goals. How many times have you intended to do something but just never got around to it? Big things, small things – they both matter. We only have one life, you know.
Are there things you’ve intended to do, but haven’t yet fulfilled? Let’s hold ourselves accountable for them – right here, right now. Let’s help each other fulfill them.
Here are five things I’ve had on my to do list for quite some time. This week, I’m going to work on fulfilling these intentions:
1. Walk more and eat fewer sweets, to lose those few pounds I gained over the winter.
2. Work out a posting schedule for myself so that I don’t miss posting at One Green Generation.
3. Manage my time better during the day, so that I can get more work done in less time. This means stop getting sidetracked by blogs and websites, and stick to my daily goals.
4. Finish that Community Urban Gardening Plan I’d started to create a few weeks ago.
5. Start making one more meal per week from scratch. It doesn’t have to be pretty!
There are other intentions I’d like to fulfill as well, like start saving money, film more of my grandfather’s stories and thoughts, compile my millions of words to create a book about sustainable living, read the backlog of books on my bookshelf, and much more. But for now, I’ll stick to those five, and then maybe when I finish one, I’ll add another to the list. We’ll see.
How About You?
Would you like to do this with me, work on fulfilling your intentions? In the comments, write what they are for the week, or the month, or whatever time period you need for yourself. And then spend the week, or the month, working to fulfill them. I have the feeling once I begin to fulfill what’s on my list, I will feel more fulfilled overall. Let’s see!