For the February installment of the First Friday’s Wellness Cafe with Lauren and Maria, the duo revisited the idea of setting intentions, goal setting, and mindset shifts from their January session.
Self improvement by means of setting intentions is a powerful activity, but is often challenging to achieve without support and a framework to work from. Throughout the Wellness Cafe session, we held an open dialogue about how our experience has been with setting intentions so far in 2022, and shared different resources that have helpd us.
Lauren shared that after the January session she revisited her feelings about walking and shifted her mindset of it being done as low impact workout or recovery exercise to getting in quality me time, outdoors, ALONE through her neighbhorhood. This mindset shift has turned this marathoner and HIIT-workout lover into a neighborhood walker and she’s now hooke on getting in her walking time.
Maria shared in the Cafe about how last year she focuse on two words as intention: flow and connection. Each of these words encompassed different areas of her life and actions she wanted to focus on and brought many of her 2021 goals to light. This year by leaning in on these two words again, while out with her sister having brunch, she was introduced to a home care cleaning and maintenance program that’s been really working for Maria to have a system for taking care of the house. It’s been a game changer for her, and a few other members were familiar with it – Fly Lady. Maria’s been using the Fly Lady app and following along with the morning, afternoon, and evening homecare habits along with the zone cleaning areas and it’s made a world of difference in her sense of peace at home.
Other members shared their power words and intentions for the year and took the opportunity to open up on goal setting and empowerment. Thank you to all who were able to join us and your continued support with the Wellness Cafe Series. We look forward to returning in March with more wellness goodness to share!
If you have any tips on setting intentions, goal planning, or would like to share your words or personal mantra for the year, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment below and share this blog and replay with those in your life who you think would enjoy this positive message of growth mindset, self improvement, and self care being critical care and not being selfish.