I’ve noticed a common thread about these people, and that is direction. They set goals and work to achieve them. Simple as that.
Myself, I have always been more of a meanderer… seeing what life brings instead of aiming ambitiously. And I love this philosophy. I believe deeply that embracing life as it comes is essential to allowing beauty into our lives. And if we are overly focused on an agenda, we miss things.
But here’s the thing – with three busy kids and a household to manage, the ‘laissez-faire’ approach is not cutting the mustard any more. Because it turns into survival mode – each day becomes about putting out fires, staying on top of the daily crises, trying to figure out what’s for dinner because they’re hungry again.
And I truly believe there is more to life than survival mode. In survival mode, I am not the best mother I can be. Nor the best self. I want to be more intentional with my time.
I’m realizing that to be more intentional, I need to have a more clearly defined structure in how I approach daily life – more clearly defined goals. Because otherwise, I’m missing important pieces of what I want my days to be about.
This is a struggle for me, but I’m trying to reframe my thinking.
Any tips? Do you set goals? How do you focus on the truly important things in your life?