Practical Steps to Take When You Want to Start Living an Intentional Life

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Living an intentional life is not about what you have, how much you have, or what you achieve, but rather appreciating the here and now and working everyday to make a better choice. I truly am at the beginning of my intentional living journey. Knowing that you don’t have to have it all, is a freeing feeling. YOU have the power to add or remove the things holding you back from the life you want to live. In this post you’ll learn all about the two areas to focus on when starting your intentional journey.

Limit Clothing Choices.

Have you heard of the concept of analysis paralysis? It’s when you literally cannot make a decision because of overthinking the problem. Prime example, you are sitting in your closet looking at all of your clothes and wondering what you are going to wear that day, considering this and considering that, rather than actually getting dressed.

Cut out junky food.

In this sense, I am talking about junk that is in our food. “Food” that is processed and filled with ingredients you cannot pronounce. Items filled with seed oils aka PUFAs (poly unsaturated fatty acids) like canola, safflower, sunflower, rapeseed, vegetable, and corn oil (just to name a few!) These oils are destroying our bodies from the inside out and for what? A longer shelf life and some convenience? I’m sorry but it’s a no from me. Don’t take my word for it either, do your own research and make the choice for you and your family, not because I said so.

The Action Plan

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I am attempting project 333 by Courtney Carver. Its a minimalist fashion challenge. You wear 33 items for 3 months. I started the challenge in April and have actually been loving it. Realizing prior to the challenge that I rotate between select items of clothing anyway, I felt like I could do this challenge easily. I will say there are a few items I chose that I know I won’t be wearing and am considering swapping them out since they do not fit right and I didn’t know it. hah

Ancestral diet or pro metabolic eating, is something I have started implementing in the last year and wish I would have known about it years ago. This sounds like another trendy diet but it isn’t so please do not think of it that way. If you want a great place to start I suggest following @fallondanae and @korimeloy on Instagram and listen to their podcast The Freely Rooted podcast. They say to start from the very first episode as it is designed to build off of previous episodes (and it’s true!) Both of their highlights on Instagram are up to date and packed with helpful information. I have Fallon’s meal plans and cookbook and they are phenomenal.

Why Food and Clothes?

The reason or why behind choosing these two areas is simple. First, I want to worry less about what to wear. Secondly, you only have this one life and this one body, why would you not nourish it in a way that makes the most sense. And finally, I want to show up for my family fully nourished and feeling my best. I crave simplicity in my life and these are the two areas I have the most control over. Since becoming a mother I’ve struggled with the balance of it all – probably because I was under eating and consuming a lot of PUFAS… if ykyk

I don’t want to be running on stress hormones and constantly overwhelmed with the amount of work that goes on in my every day. I want to slow down and savor every moment and every stage with my child.

I’ve known this kind of life is out there. It’s just making the choices daily to make it my reality. I’ve said before this is only the beginning of my journey. I have another blog post all about a basis of intentional living which you can find here.

This will be an on going series. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email or send a DM on Instagram.

Here is to making intentional choices and remembering we have the power to change our circumstance.

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