July 9, 2018

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, friends!

Last week was a pretty social week. The repercussions of social weeks are that I don’t get all of the things I set out to get done, done.

That is how we get a pile of laundry on my bedroom floor that lasts for a few days until I work up the energy to tackle it. You just said hello, to my Monday night. I was just feeling like I got into a good routine with laundry too!

I had a great time with friends. It was worth it.

I’ve got a few podcasts to catch up on anyways.

One of the interesting things about laundry is that it never ends. My Dad is now understanding this as he had spent about 48 years of his life having my mom do his laundry for him.

He’s pretty cute about it though. He was telling me that he came up with a system of shirts and once he gets to #4 he knows it’s time to start the laundry load again. I admire his tenacity. I love that he is coming up with systems. Perhaps this is where I get that from? Either way, life goes on and so does laundry. We will get to it, sometimes we just have to live and wear clothes that need to be washed.

This week we have some more social commitments. I have to make sure my house is clean after we have friends over this weekend.

Dishes have piled up.

Time for me to delegate some responsibilities.

Time to start mapping out My Intentions for the Week

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • spend quality time with friends
  • clean up the kitchen from the weekend
  • figure out meals for hangouts this week
  • get work done so I can feel good about hanging out with friends
  • catch up on computer work
  • get haircut
  • post a new recipe
  • edit photos
  • get used to using a windows computer, RIP MAC LAPTOP
  • play some board games with Cooper
  • binge on Handmaid’s Tale at night
  • choose sleep over watching another episode a few times at least
  • work through this workbook while I try to eat healthily
  • get my heart rate up/go workout or hike or both (Fitbit is helping)
  • work on summer bucket list
  • finish up my #100daysartbeforebreakfast project
  • find a sticker for my water bottle
  • spend time daydreaming about vacation/mapping out intentions
  • give myself permission to slow down when I need to
  • ask for help when I need to
  • make healthier eating choices when possible
  • catch up on bookkeeping


Last Week’s Intentions:


  • laundry  (FAILED)
  • unpack from the weekend
  • this includes the car!
  • Continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • make ice cream cake
  • edit photos
  • post June wrap up  (here you go)
  • write postcards/send  (I wrote one, need a better goal)
  • take good care of my skin
  • try to go to bed at a reasonable hour (NOPE)
  • catch up on social media
  • catch up on bookkeeping
  • make art with Cooper (he wrote me a poem, does that count?)
  • finalize 4th of July menu/ make a dessert
  • work on front yard- plant more plants
  • drink enough water
  • continue sorting out Cooper’s old clothes
  • work on at least one shelf in pantry
  • track what I eat in my food journal (this week through me off. dang, 4th!)
  • limit carbs (umm see above)
  • find time to meditate or leisure read or both (had a moment on my hammock)
  • get as many steps a day as I can with my fitbit.
  • make kombucha
  • Take pictures of items for poshmark 
  • figure out broken laptop situation (UGGH)

Mantra for the Week:

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

Have a wonderful/productive week! Don’t forget to write down your own Intentions for the Week to help hold you accountable to ACTION!


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  • Paula

    Love that you’re working on intuitive eating! It’s such an underrated means of finding harmony with your body and food.

  • Adrienne

    Hi Tracy,

    Long time follower first time commenter (I think..??). Having witnessed your wonderfully open and honest grieving journey I have recently found myself on a similar path with the loss of my dad. I discovered this beautiful book that just resonated so well with me that I wanted to share it with you. It’s called What to Do When I’m Gone, and was written and illustrated by a mother/daughter team (Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman) as a response to the daughter’s very real questions to her mother about her own mortality. You can read it in one sitting, and then read it over and over again or just open whatever illustration or piece of advice you need. It’s so grounded it’s actually absorbable. Given your visual nature I thought you might enjoy the book if you haven’t already picked it up. X

    • Tracy

      I think I’ve seen that one! Thank you for reminding me. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know, that we are in this together. Sending you love and light at this time. xo

  • Nathalie

    PREACH: “Either way, life goes on and so does laundry. We will get to it, sometimes we just have to live and wear clothes that need to be washed.” Hope you have a lovely week!

  • Darlene

    Love the font you use for your mantra of the week – do you mind sharing what it is called? Thanks! -Darlene and fellow font lover. 🙂

  • Dawn

    Hi Tracy, I just heard about the Intuitive Eating book(s). I’ve been looking into ordering and I’m wondering if you have any thoughts about the content. I’m basically looking for a magic trick / unicorn that will keep me from shoving food down my throat when I’m bored / stressed / depressed, etc.

    • Tracy

      i think the trick is to realize the impulse to eat
      and slow yourself down before you get into a zone of numbing instead of nourishing
      im still learning!
      it’s going to take awhile to reprogram my brain and find better coping mechanisms.

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