Choosing Intentional Life #WordsMatter

It was one of those days.

People around me were excited to greet the new year. Few were making a list of places to travel, girlfriends were talking about the new workout to lose belly pouch, and I was twigging a new thing.

My list from the last decade looks almost the same as today. Aha, then didn’t I worked on myself ever? I remember I did. Well, okay I tried for a month or max four, before quitting.

The no ice-cream for a year was quickest to break. Thankfully my immune system got stronger and am okay even after those bucketful sins.

The then list in hand was not a sight of my sore eyes. Soon it was crumpled and tossed.

At that point in life, my job description was raising my child. Just the nit-bits were never talked about. Like bird nest hair, zombie eyes, sleepless for years, …… blah blah. I was mentally exhausted with traits of burnout.

With the introspection comes realization. Hence came a sense of duty to myself.

I gifted my self something that day. Actually things. Consider them twins. Okay, that weird humor.

Intentional me.

So, this time I worked on myself intentionally.

  • I was driven to be someone I love with my current body stats, hair count and job status.
  • Soothe me that it’s okay if the piles of laundry are left for days, the kitchen sink is overloaded or there is to-do list pending. It is OKAY if I have a happy healthy child and am not hangry (hungry + angry). Picture perfect moms don’t really exist.
  • I started counting my blessings of good health, healthy food, and helpful friends.

I grasped the heart lightness when things got communicated or expressed without fear of judgment.

That day, or perhaps it took a set of days together to unveil me in me. Those moments were the gifts I gave to myself. Let’s live the moments more.

In the coming year am going to pin down my needs specific, more intentional.

Let the coming days be full of Attention, Reflection, Persistence, and Kindness.

I received this tag from Geethica. It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Mahati. There are 25 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 6th, 7th, and 8th December 2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! 


32 thoughts on “Choosing Intentional Life #WordsMatter”

  1. Choosing to take care of yourself – body, mind and spirit – is a very important decision, Pragnya. I’m glad that you’ve started on this journey. May the days ahead be everything you’re wishing for.

  2. Way to go, Pragnya! I think focussing on oneself is of utmost importance and I learnt it the hard way myself! So, you know, you’re doing the right thing by looking ahead with the aim to be intentional! Wishing you every success with your new resolution for the coming year. Happy 2020!

  3. Self care is the best gift you can give to yourself. In fact it is a priority and necessity and not a luxury. May you take time to care for your mind, body, and soul and be your best version. Cheers!

  4. I could co relate with this and I had faced same kind of issues during my initial years of motherhood journey.. it’s great that you had chosen the perfect path and decide to enjoying this journey with gratitude and Self care. Great post, loved it.

  5. Yes I know that feeling and I also had similar kind of experience during initial years of my motherhood journey. I am glad you had taken this challenge positively..indeed self care is fuel that give us enough strength and good mood to complete our other mothering and household responsibility.

  6. Loving and accepting yourself the way you are is the best thing you can gift yourself. Motherhood comes with lots of pain and looking for perfection in every task can be draining.

  7. I have told this in many of my comments that our brains match. The thought process is so alike. There are days when I want to leave all list works and just grab a novel. While the other days, I am stressed of no deadlines met on time. But wait for the next sunrise to start afresh.


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