Intentional Living

Daily Intentionality: Intentional by Design

Our tagline here at Rhubarb & Rubbish is to “cultivate an intentional life.”  Being intentional…what does that mean? According to our friend Merriam Webster, intentional is something done by intention or design, with a specific aim or plan. As you evaluate your day, how many things did you do intentionally?

The older I get the more my work/life balance seems to be NOT in balance, which is why we started this blog as a guide to get us all on track. I feel my “yeses” and “I cans” are given more for work and less for myself and my family. A large portion of our days is more of the hamster wheel syndrome….cook, clean, and work. Each morning I awake anew with the intention of finding the balance. My morning devotions always include an invitation asking God to come into my presence and lead me through another day.

So you’re asking what intentionality looks like. For everyone it is different. Below is a list of ways to be intentional. In addition, you can download our Intentionality Checklist where you can enter your own intentional choices for family, business, and health. 

  • Deliberate
  • Purposeful
  • Intended
  • Voluntary
  • Willful
  • Conscious
  • Listening
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Forgiving
  • Declutter
  • Mindful
  • Joyful activities
  • Self reflection
  • Questioning your have to’s
  • Self care
  • Pause
  • Connecting to your why
  • Proactive
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Connect to people
  • Create habits/routines

Focus on the things that mean the most to you. In doing so you will truly blessed. The negatives, distractions, and clutter keep our time focused away from the people and things that truly matter.

Here is to being intentional each and every day moving forward! 

Contributed by Jessica Clemens

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