Can you believe that it ‘s July? I mean, really…JULY?! I know that I shouldn’t really be surprised as the months prior to this one were all in the usual order, but here I am – surprised anyway! I always find comfort reading people’s monthly intentions – small goals, new habits, big ol’ plans – whatever the scale, I love reading them. It’s so inspiring when people honestly share what they really want to work on. So here are mine.
This month I want to focus on being kinder – to myself, to anyone I cross paths with. Too often we let negative thoughts and actions creep in – and let’s be real – they aren’t good for anyone! No matter how small they may seem in the moment. When those negatives creep in, I plan to address them, figure out why they are visiting, thank them for their time and let them know they won’t be required any longer – then send them on their way. Once we start thinking kinder thoughts and taking kinder action, we can get out of our own way.
Move forward, make decisions, actively strive for the things I want and need. Be bold. Teach yoga, write blog posts, share more on Instagram – and don’t worry about what judgements people might make. I’m completely obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race, I’m in awe of the QUEENS – they take risks, they are bold and they succeed: without fear of judgement.
Do more yoga
Moving is what makes me feel good. Sitting at a desk all day is not. But bills gotta get paid – and that’s fine – but if I’m spending 8 hours at my desk, then I’d better start using the rest of the time to do the things that are good for me. This month I want to delve into my self practice, it’s going to help me learn more about myself and my yoga, help me become better teacher, and do all the good for my mind and body.
Couldn’t we all do with a bit more fun?! Intentions don’t have to all be so serious! I am so excited to enjoy all the fun this month, I’m going to a wedding, having a fitting for my bridesmaids dress for my best friend’s wedding, celebrating a friend’s birthday, seeing my family AND I’m spending my first July living in Brighton – summer by the sea!
So there you have it! My intentions for July – feel free to remind me of any of these as the month goes on if it seems I’ve forgotten! Do you set monthly intentions? How do you stay motivated? I’m planning to keep myself in check by reading through this post often. I may even create a page for my fridge, à la Lee from America! I’ve set a monthly reminder on my phone for this – so no falling off the band wagon! I’m sure an intention one day will be to be more consistent with my blog posts…maybe in August?!