After a month of meditation, my goals for this month is to continue the progress I’ve made mentally and translate that into real-time action while still paying close attention to my mental health.
1. Done is better than perfect.
My mantra for the year and the formula I’ve been using whenever I feel overwhelmed by a task or project.
2. Walk with purpose.
Walk with purpose and walk with poise. Kill ’em with confidence even though it may be the very first time you’re doing something.
3. Knock on more doors.
Going to a university is such a privilege and one of the best parts about going to a private small school like Chapman University – are the connections you make! I want to put myself out there, knock, and see who or what answers back.
4. Forgive yourself.
This one’s a biggie. The harshest critic is often times ourselves. I know I’m the hardest on myself, but progress comes from making mistakes. While I definitely hate the idea of failing at anything, I want to get over my perfection-obsessed mindset and get into the groove of forgiving and loving myself right now as I am.
5. Pay attention to your body.
Our bodies are amazing and without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. A lot of the time we take this for granted, I know I do. So I want to listen to what my body needs and fuel it with healthy thoughts and actions so that I can be at my very best.
6. Tell someone you love them every day.
The month of love! Spreading little notes or texts of love can go a very long way.
In part of paying attention to my body, I decided to challenge myself to a month of no dairy. I love milk and I LOVE cheese, but after eating a few meals that were on the heavy dairy side, I started to notice I was getting an upset stomach. So for 28 days, I’ll be removing dairy from my diet!
I’ve hung my intentions up on my little chalkboard so that I can see them every day.
What are your intentions? And how are you going to change this month? Let me know in the comments below!