We have a phrase in our morning boot camp of "Never Miss a Monday." One of our participants even says that if she comes on Monday she can make it every other day and her other habits go well, too. But if she misses Monday, then her she did not do as she intended, which affects her determination and focus and resolve for the rest of the week!
Do you find yourself most mornings waking up, maybe running a little behind, and then getting quickly lost in the busyness of the day? I can be so guilty of having too many things on my to do list and accomplishing everything but that list (thankfully, having an actual list helps keep me focused). A tool that is incredibly motivating and satisfying is to have one single INTENTION for the day.
This INTENTION could be related to physical or spiritual health, business, serving others, or maybe an overlap of all of those listed. For example, my big mission is to love God and to love people. As I drive to my 5:30am boot camp, I ask God how I can best love the people I will come in contact with that day. And then I mentally go through the different groups that I know I will see. For me, that is my life purpose and I can set an INTENTION for the day that will coincide.
These INTENTIONS have to support my purpose. For example, If I am working to increase my business, it needs to be so that I can love God and/or people more. That may sound counter-intuitive, but if I have more business then I will reach more people. And since my business is in the health field, I know that one way to love on people is to help them feel better physically and emotionally. Health and Soul Fitness!
Give some time to think about your purpose and then set some daily INTENTIONS. Find ways to bring your mind back to thinking of your INTENTION during the day. You could even set an alarm or a reminder on your phone. Sometimes your INTENTION may be strong and focused like hitting 16,000 steps for the day. Some days it may seem milder, such as being present in all of your relationships. What matters is that YOU have determined what you want your day and week to look like in both purpose and INTENTION and that you do your best to stay the course!