“Do you plan your day or do you just let it unfold? Some people prepare and make lists. Others wait to see what happens. There is good reason to make plans for your day. Just as you make plans for travel you want to make plans for each day. Check out this quote.
‘He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.’ Victor Hugo
Set intentions for your day. Commit to making those happen. Each day there is something you can do that will make you feel good. Perhaps, it is making your bed, clearing the dishes, taking the dog out. Some domestic task you can determine to get done and do it.
Our Intentions Create Our Reality – Set Intentions – Keep Them
You also have professional or job related intentions you can set. Make that sales call, keep that appointment, turn in your reports, get your deadline work done on time. Whatever it is you can set the intention and carry it out. Each day do a task you can be proud of.
There are mental mindset intentions you can set and keep. Resolve to repeat your affirmations 2x a day. Or choose to do it a 3 or 5x. Resolve to stay positive; look on the bright side of a troublesome situation. Commit to inspirational reading for 20 minutes.
Health intentions. Make it a point to eat healthy. No processed food. Commit to walking for 20 minutes 2x a day or 1 hour. Commit to reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke by 1. Commit to exercises for 5 minutes. Commit to drinking more pure water.
Live Less From Old Habits And More From New Intended Habits
Relationship intentions you can set include saying I love you and looking into the eyes of your family members or partner. Doing something special the other person wants. Calling a friend. Helping a co-worker. Smiling and nicely treating a stranger or someone elderly.
Financial intentions include paying yourself first when you get your paycheck Put 20% aside for yourself. Stop buying expensive coffee. Save that money and invest it later. Begin to learn to manage your money. Investigate investments. Donate to a worthy cause.
There is always something small you can do in the different areas of your life. Take a look and find small things you can do daily. Make these habits by repeating them for 90 days. SMALL THINGS you will do consistently for long enough to become habit. Then switch.
Everything That Happens Begins With An Intention – Notice This
At the end of the day celebrate what you did. Make a big deal about it no matter how small or insignificant the task seems to be. What is important is you planned to do it. You decided and committed. You kept your commitment. You did it! Be grateful and celebrate!
When it comes to weekly, monthly, yearly goals or your big giant dream you can work in a similar manner. Set an intention for making some aspect of it happen. Complete a portion of what is needed each day. Even a small bit is better than no bit. Inch your way forward.
As long as you are progressing toward creating what you want by taking actual action steps you are doing it. You are in the process of manifesting your dreams and creating your future. You are taking charge. You don’t have to try to do everything at once. Bit by bit.
Another Name For Intention Is Decision Decide To Do It And Do It
As you grow accustomed to doing and successfully completing what you commit to you might add some more. You’ll know when it’s right. Never bite off more than you can chew. Keep it interesting and stretch yourself a bit. Stay a bit hungry. Don’t be too comfortable.
Lastly, make a commitment to write down 25 things you feel grateful for in the different areas of your life. Promise to look for what is good and new. Feel really thankful for what you already have. Intend to focus on appreciation at least 3x during the day. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes
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3 thoughts on “What Victor Hugo Knew And Why It Is Important For You!”
Beautiful post and it is true a day planned is a day that you achieve. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy new year.
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So true Rex,
I can certainly relate. One of the most useful things I did last year was to reduce the feeling of overwhelm created by my far too long ‘to do’ list. Every evening I would think about the three most important things to work on the next day. I made this a habit and have been able to tick off many of the things I thought I would never get done. Even though it became a daily promise to myself, I still have to consciously remind myself that today I will only work on the three most important things – usually in the area of health, finance and relationships. As I got more and more efficient at sticking to this rule, I added things that are next on my master list of key things I want to achieve given the time available and providing I had completed the most important three. It works very well for me because I am inclined to get dragged in by ‘distractions’ on the the smorgasbord of life.
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Awesome – great work and great suggestions for the rest of us to follow! Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to hearing more from you in the New Year