January 7, 2019

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 my first Intentions for the Week list of 2019.

I’m wondering if I should keep up this practice in 2019. Is it helpful for you? I know it helps me, but I’m wondering if I should just stick to writing in my bullet journal every week?

This is my current week before I filled it in!

We watched the first episode of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show and I got the bug to organize over the weekend.

I cleaned out my pantry:

I cleaned up and organized my spice cabinet:

I organized my clothes:


Which reminds me, I should create a list of things I want to accomplish around the house this year.

I also did a meal prep to clean out our fridge!


It feels good to have all of that accomplished at the beginning of the week. I am ON A ROLL!

Intentions for the Week:

  • finish laundry
  • find a home for our lego table
  • take down Christmas tree/holiday decor
  • get some exercise
  • share my 2018 sketchbook
  • grocery shop
  • drop off donations
  • volunteer at school
  • make doctor + dentist appointments
  • write down my Intentions for the Year/share
  • breakdown cardboard boxes
  • make a new recipe for the blog
  • catch up on emails
  • catch up on social media
  • send out thank you notes
  • get office organized/straightened for another round of food journal shipping
  • bookkeeping work/ send out invoices
  • continue writing down what I eat in my food journal! 7 days so far!
  • make time for art with Cooper
  • make more family dinners
  • clean up house for company this weekend
  • drink enough water

Mantra for the Week:

Intentions for the Week/ Shutterbean.com

Pump Jam for the Week:


Wishing you a great week! I’m rooting for you!



  • Molly

    I find these posts incredibly motivating and inspiring, Tracy! I’m only one vote, but I would love to see you continue them. Thanks for all of your amazing content – your site is my very favorite.

  • Ronda

    I love your lists. I find them inspirational. ( in the ‘crap! I gotta do that too’ realm).

  • Dennice

    I love your lists, too! They help motivate me every Monday. Thank you for all of your motivating, inspirational and fun lists/posts. I’m an avid list maker myself so list lists, all the lists! xoxo

  • Bridget

    I love these posts. They are what inspired my weekly lists!

  • Jo W

    I love these posts, please continue!

  • rosemarie

    I like reading them Monday mornings…it motivates me to start the week off right.

    I LOVE your spice cabinet! I find I clean mine out more often than other cabinets in my kitchen, but it is always full. 🙂

  • Michelle

    I love your intentions each week. They are super motivating and I enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie

    I really love these lists! You are very inspiring!

  • Jen

    I really love these lists and, like many of the other commenters here, find them to be motivating and inspiring. Thank you from me …

  • Cheryl

    I love your lists and intentions!

  • Marybeth

    I love these posts!!! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!!

  • Courtney

    I love these posts as well. They inspire me each week.

  • Ashlie

    I lurk quite a lot without regular commenting, but I look forward to these posts every week. Please keep them up!

  • Jenny Growney

    Thank you for sharing your intentions. I have found them very inspiring – and have developed a car clean out habit based on your lists! I would love to see you continue!

  • Alice Markowitz

    Yes, please continue. I just found you! Your tone is just perfect. Thx, A.

  • Melissa

    Please keep doing these!!! It inspires and motivates so many!!!

  • Maureen

    Yes, please keep these posts coming…they motivate me to keep a to do list. I love reading that I am not the only one trying to get alot done. Please keep this. Have a very happy New Year’s!

  • caroline

    Hey! Are you still making kombucha? You inspired me (:

  • DIane Micklin

    Hi Tracy I first saw your blog in Better Homes and Gardens and I have been hooked ever since! I make your recipes (my family loves the Hippie Banana Bread), find inspiration in your photos, and have actually become more productive due to your weekly intentions. Please keep them going, they remind me to write down my intentions.
    I am an abstract artist in Chadds Ford, PA. You can follow me on Instagram: @dianemicklinart. I also have a part-time job and 3 kids, ages 25, 21, and 12. The 12 year old keeps me very busy.

  • Megan Cooper

    Girl, you know I’m nosy and *love* your intention lists. 🙂

    Also: I happened upon the Marie Kondo show Friday night and watched the first 3 episodes while handling the dresser. (I know I was supposed to also empty the closet, but it was after 9 and I’m the boss of me anyway.)

    And: Cherry Bomb made me laugh. It’s all fun and games until you hear your 7-yr-old is singing along with it. The best part was when she used to say, “Hello, Daddy – Hello, Mom!” but when she did it, it was like she was thrilled to see us. #upwithpeople

  • Lyn

    I also find your Intentions for the Week posts interesting and motivating, and inevitably wonder how in the heck you get all that done?! It’s good to hear that others find setting weekly goals a worthwhile exercise. I developed a weekly To-Do List for myself and found it a helpful way to have my week’s goals at a glance on one sheet. I then had tear-off 8×10 pads of them printed, and mounted them on clipboards to sell in my vintage booth a local flea market. Not one has sold! I guess people in my town aren’t interested in getting organized 😉 Anyway, keep your inspirational content coming- I love it!

  • Sina

    Dear Tracy,
    happy – belated – new year and all the best to you and your loved ones!

    I just love reading your weekly intentions and writing down my own alongside! It encourages me and makes me feel connected to people – hello everyone in comments 🙂 – in the same effort: having a productive and focused week, actually getting things done, and getting better at knowing what we can (and can’t) acomplish in one week.

    So thank you so much for this!

  • Elizabeth Edwards

    I love the idea of Monday intentions!

  • lee

    Yes, I love your weekly Intentions posts! As I make an effort this year to be more thoughtful about how I build my to-do lists from week to week, yours have actually been helpful in thinking through the details.

    Hope your week is a wonderful one!

  • Jen

    I just started following you and I love it all! Don’t stop! I just bought a journal, inspired by you!

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