This is one of my words for 2012. I am learning just how important it is going to be. I am starting a season of heavy travel. It is causing me to adjust my schedule.
~ The schedule that I have worked so hard to create over the last six months.
~ The schedule that my husband and family are used to.
~ The schedule of working out 5 times a week in the morning.
~ The schedule of eating healthy and losing weight.
~ The schedule that allows me to be home more.
And when I first realized this, I started to panic. Even though I had thought hard about this new job and what it would require. I had prayed hard about it. Rick and I had talked through it. I had talked to people in my inner circle. I had peace about my decision.
I still panicked.
How can I do it?
I’m going to be gone so much.
I will miss my family.
I’m not good at working out on the road.
I won’t have the discipline to eat healthy when I’m gone.
The voices in my head were LOUD.
I’ve never met someone who had a positive internal voice ~ Al Andrews
And then I realized the answer was that I would have to be more intentional.
~ I will have to be more intentional about my trip planning.
~ I will have to be more intentional about being present when I am home. Not on Facebook, Twitter, or blogging. Being present. I need to be with my family.
~ I would have to be intentional about my workouts. The days I am home are a must at Kettlebell. The days I am traveling, I will workout when I can.
~ I will have to be intentional about the food I put in my mouth. I have been trying to learn this anyway! Now I will have to plan better and make wise choices.
~ I will have to be intentional about organizing. I need to simplify where I can and make sure my family has what they need when I am gone.
~ I will have to be intentional about my time. My husband has always been great about giving me freedom to do things I want with friends and coworkers and church activities, etc.
While I can’t (and don’t want to) let these relationships go, I have to be more intentional about any time that takes away from my family. I will be saying no to fun things more than I typically do.
Will it be easy? No.
But, as always, it is worth it.
So, what kinds of things are you more intentional about?