to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan:
This virus has been a parade of suckatude on a monumental level. So, my wife and I have decided to do follow “Yoga with Adriene”. She has an amazing YouTube channel with the ability to help all people feel like they can do yoga! We are doing her “30 Months of Yoga with Adriene”. This was day two and the word was “intend”.
This would have been an awesome “One Little Word”, that idea of dealing with having a plan. And my wife and I intend to be more thoughtful and more present both with each other and with the things we do. This yoga series is something we can do together but yet at our own levels. I intend to do more yoga and running too, because I feel better when I get myself moving.
With our school being done until the end of the year, that idea of having that plan, to intend to do something becomes much more important. Both with our students and with each other, we have to become more thoughtful, more present in our interactions.
If we don’t, we’ll end up sitting at home in August because we’ll allow this virus to flare back up again.
This isn’t my best work, but we just got done and I wanted to get these random thoughts written.
Please, find purpose, find a plan, create something you intend to do. It helps so much with that feeling control because it gives you those things. Running, eating healthy, doing those things that you know are right, all are in your power.
What do you intend to do with this time we have away from everyone?
April 22, 2020 at 12:02 am
Darin, thanks for sharing your thoughts today, even though it was late at night for you. It is a good challenge to live intentionally during this era. Yoga with your wife sounds so great. I hope you can carry on with your intention. I’m eating more healthy than ever, that is one thing. But I do need to figure out how to exercise. I may look up Adriene’s videos. Thanks for this word today.
April 22, 2020 at 4:07 pm
>I’m eating more healthy than ever, that is one thing.<
We are doing this too, but I continue to feel adrift right now. The word just made me think about the things I'm doing and try to regain focus. I found my notebook, and thank to Deb's comment above, I'm going to keep my "do to" lists and add "got done" lists as well. I need to keep finding purpose. Hopefully, this helps me AND you! 🙂
April 22, 2020 at 4:27 am
When the shelter in place first started I had a lot of intentions. As always, as the days dribble on, it’s become harder to stay focused. Your post was a great reminder to revisit what I was planning to accomplish during this time. These posts have always been about lifting each other up, but now more than ever we have to encourage each other to stay positive and you did a great job of that today. Thanks!
April 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm
>you did a great job of that today<
This made my day. I appreciate statement like this because sometimes, I feel like I'm yelling into the wind without getting anything back! 🙂
April 22, 2020 at 5:33 am
I like Adrianne’s yoga…thanks for the reminder. I agree, one needs a hard list of what they intend to do-something to look at over and over to keep focused! And then, everyday record what you’ve done. It’s satisfying to look back and read accomplishments knowing the days were not wasted. 🙂
April 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm
>everyday record what you’ve done.<
I'm good at the "to do" lists, but not the "got done" lists. That maybe another notebook to start! 🙂 Great idea!
April 22, 2020 at 6:07 am
I agree that it’s important to find something to do, a goal. Yoga is a great choice. I’ve been feeling very untethered, hard to focus. Since this is the new normal, I suppose, I’d better shake it off, though.
April 22, 2020 at 3:58 pm
Ugh. I hate this feeling to just floating along. We are doing a little bit of volunteering at our food bank, but as I look at my Google Classroom and see 30% of my students are engaged, it’s hard. 😦 Yoga and running are becoming my goto things right now, plus I’d going to purchase some equipment to make a little higher quality YouTube video too! 🙂 May as well try out the side hustle thing and see if it work! 🙂
April 22, 2020 at 6:48 am
Yes, I totally agree, without a routine of some sort we are going to get sucked under, so let’s do it! We’ve started making our own bread (out of necessity) both from yeast and sourdough, so that’s one routine in place!
April 22, 2020 at 3:56 pm
I love homemade bread but I’ve killed my sourdough starter twice! What is the recipe that you for your starter AND your bread? Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
April 29, 2020 at 9:57 am
I am keeping myself busy. I do yoga every morning. I like it that way. I read and write and stitch. I love reading, now I have started listing in Audibles. It is a different experience altogether. Fortunately we have been able to walk in our garden every evening. From May 3rd lock down will be gradually removed. Life will never be the same again and we have to change and take life as it comes. take care, Regards