We've all done it, set a new years goal or resolution only to fall short months, weeks, and sometimes days later. Perhaps it's to declutter your home, finally finishing that kitchen remodel, getting real intentional with how you want your outer world to reflect your inner world.
This is where being more intentional is for more important than an actual goal or resolution.
So let me break this down further. Being mindful is such a big part of reaching goals and setting intentions. Most bad habits have become automatic. We’ve probably all sat down to watch an episode of our favorite show and a few hours later we’re still watching television, even though we told ourselves we were going to make it to yoga class, read a chapter of that book and finish the laundry. We’ve probably all sat down with a bag of chips/sleeve of cookies/fill-in-the-blank and realized after a few minutes that we have eaten WAY more than we intended to because we were not mindful.
Whether you are setting the intention to stop ordering take out 5-days a week and set the intention to cooking more meals, scrubbing a toilet more than just once a month and setting the intention to once a week, or setting the intention of decluttering and rearranging the furniture for better flow and conversation… you are making an impact on your life and the life of those around you. These are no small tasks, and they deserve respect. When we tend to the home we are taking a subtle but profound kind of personal responsibility for creating our reality, creating our life the way we want/need it and reaping the benefits of living presently in our own uniquely beautiful, alive and real life.
Take the time to reconnect with your home and the joy tending and creating it can bring. Make time to set intentions to do the things that really matter and make life luscious: tend a garden with someone you love, bake a peach pie from scratch to share, or wipe away the dust of time so your favorite objects shine.
Reframe your home creating tasks as blessings rather than “goals, resolutions, or to-do’s.” Setting aside a day to tend to to your space is a beautiful ritual of self love, connection, nourishment, accomplishment, and fun.
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Author, Candance Toscano
"You can design the life of your dreams and acquire that luxurious, fulfilled and empowered lifestyle you know you have always wanted."