I created a list of areas of my life that seem to encompass 6 categories. I then created "intentions" in each area that I would like to have happen in 2015. I use these categories in different ways as well. Like when I create plans for my Dream Life. I offered a free online workshop on this a couple of years ago.
My life seems to "fit" in the following general categories:
2) Personal ( mind, body, spirit)
4) Giving ( time, serving, money )
Do these areas fit your life as well? What might your list consist of? I'm a Christian but I don't place "God" as a separate category because He fits into all areas of my life.
I have a notebook in which to list my intentions and try to complete some every month. In each area I may have more than one "intention" but I have at least one in each area. The previous intentions that I posted about were: 1) Finances: I will create a spending plan for 2015 and 2) Home: I will create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in my home. I try to keep my intentions "fun" and fairly easy to follow through with, trying not to set myself up for failure. But I don't mind being challenged by them either. I do need to stretch myself and grow after all!
I'll be sharing some of my intentions throughout the year and how I'm doing with it all. I've created my 2015 spending plan and so far it's working! Hah! I know it's only the first week but sometimes you have to celebrate even the little accomplishments! Now I am getting all the details together to create our relaxing and calm home atmosphere...after I get all the Christmas decorations out the door. We put most of them away but it's hard to let go of some of them when I only see them once a year. Still...onto 2015, right? These things are next to move on...
|Handmade fabric tree|
|My vintage Santa and handmade pillow|
|My little Charlie Brown Christmas tree...|
|My Carolers...they may be singing until Valentine's Day!|
|Pom Poms I made with instructions from Miss Mustard Seed. I'm thinking I can keep these snowballs all winter.|
|Why not add some snowballs to a lamp?|
|And a fun vintage find...a vintage wreath of bells...hard to see here because of the light and not so great camera...In the background you can see our "backyard"...where we spotted...( getting off track a bit here )|
|Not one, but FIVE deer. By the time we retrieved our camera 4 of them had gone downhill through the woods to the lower garden|
And, going off track again, you might want to read more about where we live and see all these animals. To do that go to the page under my header titled, "The Plummer House".
The next intention I'll be sharing about will be in the category "Personal; the mind". Yeah, don't miss that one! ; )