Hi BG Friends!
I had a conversation with a colleague of mine the other day, Colson Griffith. We were talking about intention and how it changes the quality and meaning of a moment, and how this is an important part of his craft (he’s a wedding and portrait photographer). We have this in common. He talks about intention in the moment of a photograph and I talk about intention in the moment of movement. I make sure my clients are thinking and mindful about the exercise they are doing, why they are doing it and how it can help them. I see how it makes a difference in the quality of their movement and how much more they feel the benefit. Funny thing is, I haven’t figured this one out when I’m in my everyday life.
Where is my intention when I’m not teaching, or working out?
So, I put this into practice the other day. I intentionally rewarded myself for getting a marketing project launched! I decided I would get my nails done (see how nice and shiny they are in the photo! Of course, I had to represent my city, SF!) Needless to say, I get my nails done regularly, but never with a clear intention. I have to say it made the experience more meaningful. I was filled with a sense of pride and self love because I was telling myself this moment was for a job well done. I have NEVER felt that way while getting my nails done; sad, but true, it has felt more like an errand than anything else. I had such a great time getting my nails done; it was a positive and joyful experience because I had such a clear intention behind it. It was an eye opening experiment.
So the moral of the story: reward yourself for work you get done, show some self love, and set a clear intention. It may just deepen your experience!
What about you? How do you reward yourself or set a clear intention? I’d love to hear your ideas. Please leave a comment and share it with us. Or maybe send this to the person you thought of when reading it. You may just inspire them to take action!
Have fun. Enjoy Life, and Make it a Great Day.