Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Happy Monday! This is our first full week of school. We’re back in the mix! My house is in disarray after the weekend. A few obligations took away some of my cleaning time, so I have some extra work to do.  It was worth it, though!  Some weekends are busier than others and it seems like that’s how our whole September will be. Before we say goodbye to August, we’ve got a holiday weekend ahead of us. If you need some food ideas for your weekend plans, I put together a Labor Day Weekend Food Idea list to inspire you.

Let’s see what’s up for the week!

Intentions for the Week

  • make a list of lunches for lunch post/map it out
  • yoga + dance class
  • grocery shop
  • prep for photoshoot for One Potato
  • clean out fridge
  • clean the bathrooms
  • library visit
  • book a chiropractor appointment
  • make it so I have two eyebrows and not one…
  • give myself a pedicure
  • work on Currently post for August
  • figure out if I will do the Whole30 in September
  • map out/plan Cooper’s birthday party
  • make banana bread with leftover overripe bananas
  • make kombucha
  • try to make good food choices this week
  • work on editorial calendar
  • catch up on letter writing
  • catch up on emails
  • catch up on podcasts while I do house cleaning
  • transfer photos to external hard drive
  • DRINK WATER (this helps greatly!)
  • make some time to keep my creativity going
  • spread the word about The Handwriting Club on Instagram!

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • unpack from trip
  • haircut for Cooper
  • gather back to school supplies
  • go to a yoga class (went to dance class!)
  • grocery shop for school lunches
  • make a list of school lunches (maybe write a post about it?)
  • spend extra time with the cats this week
  • edit photos from trip/import them into a blurb book
  • prepare for speaking on an Instagram panel at TechMunch
  • ease back into the school routine
  • write some intentions for the school year (working on it)
  • eat dinner outside
  • work in the garden
  • write a few letters  (working on it)
  • keep reading Cheaper by the Dozen (didn’t get to read this week)
  • put a few get-togethers on the calendar (calendar is booking up!)

What about you? What are you up to this week?

Leave your Intentions for the Week in the comments!

  • Becca

    I grew up and liked ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ but I LOVED ‘Bells on Their Toes’.

  • Jennie

    New season = back to the grind
    Make doctor appointment (oh wait, I already did!)
    Call 2 preschools (3?)
    Get 2 prints framed
    Drink water before coffee
    Take walks while the weather is beautiful

  • Ashely

    + Costco run for the new month (weeeee!)
    + yoga
    + return clock to Target
    + go through baby clothes to give away

  • danielle claudet

    I love that you share these. It’s been so inspiring to write down ‘Intentions’ instead of a ‘to-do’ list. I’ve been doing this every week and it’s made me feel so much more productive!

    – Elliptical x2
    – Write birthday letters to both my girls
    – Distasis Recti Exercises x5
    – Mop Kitchen floor
    – Keep up with laundry
    – No wasting food this week! Eat all the vegetables
    – Decide what to do with outgrown baby gear and clothes

  • Kavita

    Ooh, what kind of dance classes are you going to?

  • Christie

    I’m going to do whole 30 after Labor Day. I did it in January to reset after the holidays- it’s been a fun summer of eating & drinking so reset will be nice 🙂

  • chris

    would love to see a school lunches post!

  • Erica

    First of all, thank you for doing this each week! It helps inspire me to make my lists and get things done!
    This week, I want to finish my summer book “Brain on Fire”, get to yoga x1, run x2, make a batch of booch, farmer’s market on Sunday, use up my garden zucchini, finish Ozark on Netflix, and start a recipe journal for myself.

    Have good week!

  • Liz | Flour de Liz

    I’m on the final days of my 3rd Whole30! For us, it’s a great reset to get back to planning healthy meals and stop lazily picking up fast food or carry-out. It’s especially tough when I still have to bake for my blog (and I still read all the delicious recipes on other blogs!) but I definitely think it helps kick-start a healthier routine. Happy to share some of my favorite Whole30 recipes if you decide to do it (or even if you don’t)!

  • Andria

    Love the intentions list, and that some of the things off last week’s list didn’t get finished. My lists are always long with all the the things I intend to do, but I almost never get through all of them. So nice to see this, it bolsters me up and tells me that that level of over ambition is okay.

    • Tracy

      growth comes from being OK that it doesn’t all get done. That’s why they’re intentions 🙂

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