The reality is the time you have on any given day will be the same, and it’s not a huge revelation that what’s important is how you invest your focus, your attention, and your intentional mindful actions. But with the competing distractions, noise and priorities that many of us face, just how can we make sure we make the most of those minutes in the hour, those hours in the day, those days in the week, those weeks in the month, and those months in the years?
Your Personal Intentionomics Charter
If you’ve downloaded your personal intentionomics charter from the resources section on this site, take a moment to read through it again, and if you haven’t already downloaded it, you can do so by clicking here.
The intentionomics blueprint of 9 inescapable truths are at the heart of your personal intentionomics charter – and it’s a great reminder on how to live an intentionally happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
The 3rd inescapable truth for a prosperous life outlined in the Intentionomics Blueprint is to Define Your Intention For Each Life Role, and one of your life roles is to take care of YOU.
There is solid research and evidence that details the importance of allocating time to feed your creative spirit, your soul, by intentionally pursuing the stuff that inspires you and fills you with warmth, potential, joy and a sense of well-being.
If you’re not feeding this important part of who you are, the rest of your intentions for your other life roles will be difficult to fulfil because you’ll be lacking a congruence or balance. Whether what feeds your soul is a good book, music, walking in a park, exercising, creative writing, time with family or friends, an extreme adventure, giving time to charity or community, meditation, or yoga, or whatever it is, if you’re not intentionally ‘looking after you’, it will be difficult for you to develop a strong sense of well-being, or happiness, or flourishing, or prosperity.
Sure it takes intentional discipline, and there will always be competing priorities – not just your own, but priorities of others who are demanding your time. However, the simple answer, and it really is simple (not necessarily easy to commit too and follow through on), is to diarise YOU time.
My challenge for you in this post is if you’re not finding enough YOU time, clearly define your intention for you by asking yourself what feeds your sense of well-being, what will put you ‘in flow’ – where the world around you can seem to just stop for that short period of time, and will provide you with the opportunity to grow, to be re-invigorated, inspired, and ready to take on the world no matter what life presents to you?