A lot of bloggers and Instagrammers that I am inspired by, always post their monthly intentions, which are essentially goals and things you aim to achieve in a month for a healthier lifestyle or just to have a direction for the month to come. I think this is important for myself because I’m a dreamer, and am constantly coming up with new things I want to accomplish and it can be quite overwhelming, or I could forget about something I wanted to accomplish, or start something and give up on it too soon. Not only does sharing your intentions give you the push to challenge yourself, but also allows for time of reflection at the end of the month.
Volunteering has been close to my heart, and I always fell in the trap of ‘making time’ for it. Well, March is the month I am making time for it. I have used VolunteerMatch to find an array of organizations that need volunteers, and to narrow down according to your interests.
Continue my Yoga/Mediation
Yoga and meditating have been so important to my health this past month, both physically and mentally, and I spent a couple of days out of the week practicing but I want to spend every day really focusing on both in the morning and evening. I want it to become so natural, that it just is integrated in to my daily routine without having to think too much about it.
Accept that not everyone is going to like you
This comes with the combining notion that you have to be perfect. I have held to these ideas, tightly, until they have just seared into my personality. I recently watched the comedy actresses roundtable on the Hollywood Reporter. America Ferrera said something she just learned was to let go of the pressure you put on yourself to be perfect and have everyone like you. Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay. The thought of that is so freeing, so I want to practice letting go and not caring if people do not like me.
Pack away or donate some non-essentials
We live in a small apartment, and we’re totally used to it, but over the years we collect things, usually small trinkets we get on our travels and always want to put them out, but less is better for us, and somethings just need to be packed away until we can live in a bigger place. I think once we clear some space, and minimize our living spaces, we’d feel much better.