Vacation….sunny Arizona. Yes, that’s where I recently went on a mini vacation with my daughters for spring break. One of my intentions was to relax. The “sit by the pool with a pink fruity drink and magazines” kind of relax. Upon cOMpletion of my week long jaunt, I found that I did everything except the very thing I set out to do. Even though I had every intention, my actions didn’t match or support my intention. I overbooked, overscheduled, worked hard, played hard, and filled my days with everything that didn’t include a pool or a pink fruity drink even though the opportunity was there.
This is why I love yoga. This practice of Svadhyaya also known as “self study” helps bring my observations to light by examining my life and making decisions based on my experience of them. It helps me to see that there isn’t anyone else to blame for the over scheduled week, as I fully had the opportunity to schedule time in for my date with a raft and cool pool water. And….while I must admit I’m quite flattered everyone wanted a piece of me, I too wanted a piece of me……..preferably on a lounge chair.
What’s your intention for today? This week? This month or even year? Do your actions support your intention? If you are intending to open/grow a business….are your actions in motion to write a business plan? If you are intending to pass an exam….are your actions one of study?
Take a mOMent and think about your intentions……then put in place the actions that support them. You just might find yourself on lounge chair sipping a pink fruity drink soaking up the sun.