with my favorite summer month beginning,
and our weekend of indulgence ending,
i think tonight is a good time
to pen some intentions for august.
starting this month,
our life is going to be changing quite a bit.
we'll be moving out of our little campus apartment,
finishing work for the summer,
spending some time in victoria with family & friends,
and before the month is out we'll be
settling into our new townhouse
all the way across the country.
to stay centered through all this change
(as i have learned that i do not deal well with change!)
i've begun a lovely new journal
- a 1st anniversary gift from my wonderful parents -
and have put in ink
1. to enjoy healthy, home-prepared meals
made with fresh ingredients as often as possible,
and to avoid junk food & hard caffeine:
fruit will be my candy,
nuts my salty snacks,
and green tea will be my pick-me-up
in the mornings and after lunch.
2. to set an intention for each day -
a thought, a goal, or a mood i want to carry with me.
3. to do something active every day,
whether biking, running, hiking,
or a long muscle-building sweatfest at the gym.
4. to pray, meditate, and think positively.
5. to practice yoga first thing every morning,
whether for twenty minutes or an hour
(my yoga classes on campus end this week)
and to continue my study of the philosophy behind yoga
(i've just ordered this book from amazon
by a toronto-based yogi & psychotherapist
and i'm looking forward to beginning it)
my goal is to continue to live a balanced life
that will help me to embrace these upcoming changes
and make the most out of every day.
what are your intentions for the month of august?
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