Our beliefs can set us in motion to be who we want to be.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Last week we talked about identifying our values and beliefs as a strategy to begin living an intentional life. Once we know those, we can look at our day-to-day living to see if they drive how we invest our time. For example, if we’re parents or grandparents, have we set aside time to play and interact with the kids we love? If we’re people of faith, do we invest in building a stronger relationship with God? Do we serve others in some way? Do we make time for taking a walk, going to the gym, or getting exercise in a way we enjoy?
The idea is to know what is important to us so that we make healthy decisions along the way. We can say “no” to activities that are not within our priorities and we can say “yes” to those we feel passionate about that are supported by our beliefs and values.
Intentional living isn’t about having every minute of each day accounted for or having a calendar filled with activities. It’s about focusing on what is meaningful to us – investing the day in ways that make our hearts beat a little faster and bring us joy. Some of you may think to yourself, “But, I work all day and only have a few hours in the evening to myself.” That’s the case with most adults so how do you want to live when you’re at work? What mindset and actions do your values and beliefs set for you while you do your job with excellence and interact with your co-workers, boss, or employees? Wherever we are, at home, work, or driving the car, our values and beliefs can set us in motion to be who we want to be.
Live the way you want to be remembered.