November 6, 2017

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:

Here we are! MONDAY. A new week with some time shifting.  I spent the extra hour (or 7) cleaning our house yesterday. It feels good to start the week with an (almost) clean house. I worked on my office/studio and cleaned up this corner that was driving me nuts. If you’re on Instagram, sometimes you can watch some of my #highstraightenance when I get in a zone.  The internet holds me accountable. Thank you, internet.

Here’s what my finished space looked like.

Intentions for the Week - Shutterbean Intentions for the Week - Shutterbean

This week I have a few photoshoots to prep for. People are coming over so I’ll be more motivated to finish cleaning house. If you ever want to clean your house fast, INVITE PEOPLE OVER.

Someone asked me what Cooper wanted for Christmas and I was like…let me get through Thanksgiving first. But in the back of my mind, I’m already thinking about holiday cards and how I am going to move things in our living room to make room for a Christmas tree.  This week, I plan on mapping out our Thanksgiving + solidifying who brings what and what we’re going to have for breakfast the next day.

I also need to start eating healthier. Some bad habits have caught up with me…and I need to start making some better choices.

This is the time for me to look back at this post:



I think I really just need a Reset Button Salad

The Reset Button Salad // shutterbean

And now we figure out what my Intentions for the Week are…..

Intentions for the Week:

  • continue the streak of productivity
  • take a dance class
  • stay on top of laundry
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • get outside every day
  • make better food choices
  • setup workspace for photoshoot
  • catch up on social media/figure out coschedule plugin issue
  • research haircuts if I have time
  • try a new recipe or two
  • go through my inbox and clean it up
  • make something with persimmons – maybe this cake
  • match all the socks in my house
  • sort through that paper pile I’ve been saving
  • trip to the salvation army
  • return library books
  • organize letters/write some
  • bank appointment… still need to go
  • put the summer clothes up on the shelf in closet
  • bring in all the patio cushions/furniture
  • drink more water (this helps)

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • go to yoga/do a few fitness marshall videos   (also went to dance class)
  • pinterest event
  • apron photoshoot testing
  • letter writing
  • bank appointment- can I make it happen??
  • catch up on social media
  • catch up on bookkeeping
  • make a treat for new neighbors
  • make a Brussels Sprouts salad
  • book a haircut appointment/research new cuts (thought about it…)
  • reflect on October with a new Currently post
  • continue working on a home studio
  • try to do some leisure reading
  • call my mother-in-law to catch up (yikes! still need to. I love you MIL!xo)
  • find a good long sleeve shirt to add to my winter capsule.
  • try not to eat a lot of candy this week  (I stopped eating it after day 2)
  • make sure we have all the stuff for Cooper’s costume
  • drink more water (this helps)

What about you? What do you have going on this week?

Leave some intentions to help hold yourself accountable!

  • Airlie Loiaconi

    Last week was such a bust in terms of getting things done and meeting my goals. So…
    1. No more Halloween candy!
    2. Drink my pitcher of water everyday
    3. Build in enough time to walk to work
    4. Don’t just watch TV when I get home from work. The siren of Hallmark Christmas movies is loud, but seriously.

    How do the Fitness Marshall videos work for you? I love him and his positivity, but I never feel like I get a lot out of the dance routines in terms of calorie burn. Maybe it’s because I’m the worst dancer ever?

    • Tracy

      I did 4 of his videos last night- which equals about 15 minutes? I was definitely sweating and I like that they’re not long. If I am doing a workout video on my computer my brain can’t handle a 20+ video.

  • Jane M

    I drink the MOST water of the day while I am preparing dinner! Drinking water helps to not PICK at what I am preparing – and since I generally workout after dinner (swimming) it helps to hydrate me and prevent muscle cramping. On a side note, once November hits, I get a bit undone as the year just flies by and then it’s January – and I’m like HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

  • Darlene

    This week:

    1. drink lots of water (I did well last week.)
    2. finish the last scarf
    3. make time to paint
    4. book a massage (My neck is making strange noises!)
    5. buy winter boots (It’s November. I’m running out of time.)

  • jess

    this week:
    deep breaths throughout the busy-ness (it’s such a full week)!
    say “no” so you don’t get this busy again!
    remember: thinking about dirt is harder than moving dirt
    move that dirt, then rest rest rest, and between it all, s t r e t c h

  • Rachel

    I have to thank you for sharing the Fitness Marshall! He is fabulous and it’s a good way for me to get 15-20 mins or light cardio in the mornings, love it!

  • Alana

    Love those spotted boxes in your office area… where are they from?
    I recognize that floral box from Target from AGES ago, I have one very similar!

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