Intentions – #augustmoon13

Day one

How have you treated yourself this year?
Have you kept your intentions?

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Health wise, I’m trying to treat myself better than I have in the past. I am listening to my body more and supplying it with nourishment instead of things that do not contribute to the overall well-being of my health.

The older I get, the more I realize how vital it is to be kind to myself and my body.  It’s not always easy. We are so hard on ourselves. It is a constant work in progress but the key is to be mindful of it and that is where I am right now – mindful.

Creatively, I joined Leonie Dawson‘s Amazing Biz & Life Academy which has been truly wonderful in the ways it is inspiring me. I do need to be more consistent in my work and socializing there though. It took a few months for me to take that leap and I am incredibly glad I did. The group is supportive and friendly. It is a warm cocoon of love and friendship.

My writing group, Dreaming In Ink is another terrific group I need to be more consistent with. It seems I let the creative side of me fall away too much of the time. I let other things get in the way – guilt over not spending enough time with my daughter, not having the house spic and span as I used to, not doing this or that.

Bottom line, I need to take myself more seriously in my creative endeavors and not discount myself. Same goes for my business I co-own with a good friend. I need to focus and get it moving. I recently admitted to myself that I lack “consistency” and “focus” and that is something I am working on fixing.

Spiritually, I am meditating more. Not consistently as I should be, but I am trying. I do find when I make the time, it helps center me. It spills over into the other areas of my life and it is something I really need to do regularly.

I would say, overall, that this has been a year of reflection and mindfulness. I’m trying to live more “in the moment” and let go of the idea of perfection which has all too often held me back from doing things. I have a lot of work to do yet but I’m getting there, I hope. 🙂

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Thanks to Kat McNally and Meredith Shadwill for giving us August Moon 2013!

 (Description below taken from the August Moon 2013 site)

What is August Moon? 

Once in a blue moon, what would you wish for?

On 21 August 2013, we will be experiencing a “blue moon”. There are varying definitions of “blue moon”, but the one we’re working with is the third full moon of the season. Whether you’re a star gazer or not, full moons are undeniably powerful times. As we transition into the last quarter of the year, we are inviting you to join us in responding to a series of prompts designed to bring you closer to all you wanted 2013 to be. We reckon that now is the time to ask: the universe will hear you.

8 thoughts on “Intentions – #augustmoon13

  1. Sounds like you’ve been making great strides this year. I know I need to eat healthier, exercise, spend more time creating and not procrastinate as much but I seem to sabotage myself. I’ve got a massage booked for later today so at least that goes some way to taking care of myself. :0)

    • Don’t we all sabotage ourselves to some degree? I never understand why but we do. Oh a massage sounds heavenly. I’m glad you are taking care of yourself.

  2. Perfection is such a bully. The older I get, the more I ignore it. It’s really just a mirage anyway.
    Here’s to living in the moment! And I love your photo!

  3. I love the way you are nourishing your mind, body and soul, Tracy Ann! That’s the best way (maybe the only way?) to combat those nasty “shoulds”.
    Thank you so much for all you are doing to make August Moon so fun and festive!
    Kat xxx

  4. Tracy – it sounds like you’re doing all the things to make “you” a happier you. I think there is s much joy to be found in our creative outlets. But they should never be associated with guilt — just appreciated when we CAN do them, and cherished AS we do them. Keep up the positive attitude, my friend.

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