on being intentional
Hope everyone has been having a wonderful weekend and happy April!
been starting all my mornings with some palo santo, candle, and incense burning
I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be intentional and how we all need a little more of it in all aspects of our lives. We live in such a fast-paced world and an age of distraction, so I think we all lose our ways or get stuck in a rut every now and then.
old ballet throw now a tied crop top
I think being purposeful in one's actions and words is important because it gives us a chance to check ourselves. As creatures of habit, we fall into routine easily and generally do not like to break those practices. But, it is important to stay curious and open-minded; we should be questioning ourselves and widening our perspectives because there are always new things to learn and that is also how we will grow.
I know changing habits can seem tedious or difficult, but the hardest part is just starting the first time. Once you get over that first hump, that habit will start to feel natural on its own.
favorite puffer jacket from UO; makes me feel like a toasted marshmallow
When I first made the effort to bring around tupperware and reusable napkins, I did think it was harder because I always had to remember to put it in my bag and sometimes I would forget too. But, after awhile it just became second nature just like double checking for my keys before I leave the apartment.
my super comfy, flowy, wide-legged, linen, 7115 by szeki pants
I know that everyone has different priorities and focuses in life, but sometimes we do need to simply slow down and think about what is happening around us. I hope that more people can do this for environmental or eco-conscious behavior, but also just in general. Since having these thoughts, I have been thinking about how I can be better about this in my life as well. It is always good to be introspective.
white leather converse
And so here I will leave once again one of my favorite quotes for you all to ponder:
"Every single one of us makes an impact on the planet every single day, and we get to choose what sort of impact that is."
-- Jane Goodall