I broke a tooth last week — no pain, just a broken tooth; so I went to the dentist.
When I arrived, I was asked to sign a warranty. I haven’t had major dental work done in years so this was new to me.
The warranty included stipulations about the patient holding up their end of the bargain — like having check-ups twice a year.
This got me thinking about having my own personal warranty.
How do I ensure that my outlook stays “sunny” or that my body functions optimally? What good habits do I have in place and what habits might need updating?
My morning ritual is to read something uplifting and then to write in my journal. I've recently added writing to my Inner Wise Self as well.
After that my days are a bit scattered. No two days are alike. Some days I teach in the morning, some days I teach in the afternoons. Some days I sell art at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Some days I run errands, or have a coaching call, or do paperwork, or marketing.
How would it feel to create a tighter schedule for myself? "Scary, icky, no thank you", are my initial reactions.
I have lots of excuses for NOT creating a tight schedule: I like my freedom; I prefer to “go with the flow”; I don’t like being hemmed in; I’m a “Horse” (Chinese Astrology) and a quadruple Aquarian (Western Astrology).
I believe in small changes, so I’ll start small. I'll begin by setting my timer so that I don’t spend more than 20 minutes at a time on email or Facebook.
WIN! I can do that easily!
Another change I can make is to consciously set intentions for myself, both for the entire day and for short segments of time throughout the day.
For example, I intend to paint with abandon and joy in my heart. OR I intend to feel joyful as I do x, y, and z (those tasks less fun than painting).
Setting intentions creates a roadmap for the day.
By consciously setting our intentions, we have increased awareness of the processes in which we engage.
Set your intentions in the present tense. Start with the way you intend to feel today, or the way you’ll feel when a task in front of you is completed. Focus on whichever of those feelings feels best.
Intentions can be a bit of a reach, but only a bit. You want them to be believable!
Now that the Art of Aloha Cruise: Discovering Paradise Inside and Out is open for sign-up, we're beginning to set our intentions for the cruise — private, personal, and group intentions.
The energy is building to make this an exciting journey for all of us.
There's room and time for you to join us. Click HERE to download the pdf file of information. Fill out the last two pages and follow the directions to enroll. Please email me if you have any questions.