I’m a big believer in being intentional during any season of life. But during COVID, intentionality is imperative. So, how do we stay intentional when our sense of normal has been stripped away? When we are uncertain about our future? What do we do when our routines are anything but routine?
Intentionality begins with a decision. A decision to be pro-active. To learn. To grow. It begins by choosing to make each day count. To honor each day by your actions and attitudes. Here are a few key steps to help you live intentionally during this challenging season:
Use your time well, and do those things that bring the greatest reward and benefit. Get rid of distractions. Focus on what is important. Make each day count by counting how you invest your time and make sure you are spending it well.
Declutter Your Mind
Be mindful and selective of what you watch, read, and listen to. More than ever, it’s important to feed your mind with those things that contribute to your overall well-being. Positive things. Affirming things. Hopeful things.
Pay Attention to Your Habits
In order to live a more intentional life, you’ll need to get control of your habits. During COVID, have you developed bad habits that are impacting your health, lifestyle, and future negatively? If so, be intentional about creating good, healthy daily habits.
Take Baby Steps
Small steps go a long way to creating real results. Positive results! This pandemic has cost us. It’s derailed us. But, we can all choose to take steps each day that will lead us to more positive outcomes. So, each and every day, take a step (or two) forward.
Think About the “Why” Behind What You Do
Knowing what truly motivates you is a huge step in living more intentionally. Get in the habit of self-evaluation. When you understand your “why” better, you’ll take actions that will move you toward your stated intentions.
COVID-19 may have changed your “why.” Perhaps it has caused you to re-evaluate things and to change some of your stated intentions. That’s totally understandable. Even good. But, just because some of your intentions have changed, living intentionally should not. It’s a choice. So, choose to live with intention. Doing so will give you confidence. Purpose. With confidence and purpose, you will be able to focus your attention on what matters most to you during COVID-19. And always.