February 25, 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, friends!

We are on Week 9 of 2019.  It’s flying by pretty quick huh? How are we all doing after all the Marie-Kondo action in January? Still keeping up our spaces?

We must never forget:


Your closets won’t clean themselves.

Over the weekend, I set a 15-minute timer and turned my cooking drawer around.  It’s amazing how many things can be put back in the wrong place.  I didn’t stay on top of it and it became hard to close the drawer! Remember, STARTING is usually the hardest part. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and usually, after the first 5, you’re on a roll. Can you carve out some time to tackle a project that’s been bugging you?

This week is supposed to rain the whole time.  I’m planning on doing #shutterbeanmealprep this week. My fridge has quite a few things I can repurpose into new things. Lemon ginger elixir, instant pot applesauce, sausage soup, and Thai Basil Beef, are definitely on the TO MAKE list for the week. Cooper said he wants Fresh Spring Rolls so I’ll have to pick up ingredients for that this week. I also have to make kombucha. I’m getting behind.

The only thing that keeps me accountable to my actions is showing up here every week and spelling out my Intentions for the Week. Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish.

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • sort through emails
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • grocery shop
  • write down what I eat in food journal everyday- 2 months of tracking so far
  • work through my  Currently workbook and post February
  • keep on top of my life with my bullet journal
  • drink 8 glasses of water every day
  • get enough sleep
  • work on new recipes
  • work on an Etsy shop update
  • ship out the last of the food journals
  • order more food journals! I sold out! So far 1000 of you have them!
  • keep tracking steps with my Fitbit One
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • play around with new camera
  • continue working on tax prep
  • work on writing up course for Santa Fe
  • research a convertible backpack
  • research plane tickets
  • catch up on social media
  • carve out time for leisure reading
  • go to the Farmer’s market. It’s been a while! Maybe get knives sharpened?
  • trip to Salvation Army to donate
  • work in the garden
  • think about what spring cleaning I’d like to get done around the house

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • meal prep/clean out freezer
  • laundry
  • edit photos
  • meditate!  (did twice, need to do more)
  • catch up on social media
  • prep for a conference call
  • write down what I eat in food journal
  • keep on top of my life with my bullet journal
  • work out/dance
  • work in the garden if I have time
  • drink more water (I’ve been bad lately!)
  • grocery shop
  • ship out food journals (thank you!)
  • manicure (my hands are looking rough!)
  • keep tracking steps with my Fitbit One
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • play around with new camera
  • continue working on tax prep
  • make a new recipe (been playing around with polenta!)
  • post a new recipe (posted what’s in my bag!)
  • work in my Currently workbook as February starts to unwind.
  • Post office trip!
  • write a letter
  • family game night
  • go to bed at a reasonable hour
  • eat less bread
  • get outside while the rain has stopped!

Mantra for the Week:


I love lists // shutterbean.com

Pump Jam for the Week:

Have a great week. Don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week and refer to it when you feel lost! 

I’m rooting for you!





  • Rachel

    Hi Tracy, I lost my fitbit charger and I immediately thought of you. I’ve added “find charger” to my to-do list because of that! Have a good week!

  • Andi

    Wondering how you decide how many items go on the list? Why intentions and not a “to do”? Do you ever get down if you don’t complete a certain amount? Is perhaps this is a non-issue once you write them down?

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