Being intentional about my time always helps me to feel more at peace. I have spent many days, weeks and even years letting time slip by without being intentional. I have let my task list and other people’s agendas dictate my days and that rarely, if ever, brings me peace. I usually end up feeling stressed and tired and don’t feel that I’ve accomplished anything of importance to me. Being intentional, focusing on the present and focusing on one thing at a time always brings more peace into my life.
I recently saw a monthly planning list on social media and I thought it was such a great idea. I’m not 100% sure where it came from (sorry I cannot give credit where credit is due), but it inspired me to come up with my own monthly goals list:
Each month I want to have:
- 2 lunch dates with good friends
- 24 hours social media free
- 4 days outdoors
- 1 night out with couple friends
- 4 date nights
- 1 breakfast / coffee with a new friend
- 1 dinner with girlfriends
- 1 date with my daughter
- 1 movie night at home
- 1 day serving others
- 1 day to myself
- 1 homemade dinner with a new couple at our house
The original list only had 1 day/night for a few of these and I wanted to add more (especially date nights!). I also added in a few new categories, but the 24 hours social media free was on the original list. I love that. I have never done a social media fast and it will most likely be very difficult, but I would love to do this once a month. I know I need to. I would probably accomplish so much during that 24 hours!
You should try to come up with your own monthly goal list – and keep it handy either in your paper planner (if you are like me) or in your phone or computer – wherever you do your planning!
Be intentional with your time!