The start of the NEW YEAR is a great time to reflect on the year past and make resolutions for the coming year. While you are thinking about your work and personal goals, reflect on your role as a parent as well. 

What does it mean to be Intentional?

“Done on purpose, deliberate.” –Oxford Languages

To bring committed focus and attention to something important to you.

When you are being intentional, you choose to make decisions and take actions based on what’s important to you.

Being intentional means getting clear upfront about your values and what you want to achieve.

How Can I Be More Intentional?

Identify your top values. “Values light the way.” A value is “a way of being or believing that you find most important.”- Brene’ Brown

Discuss your top VALUES as a family. Can you agree to the top few values you hold as a family?

Display your values in a visible place to serve as a reminder for your family (the refrigerator, your calendar, put a post-it on the bathroom mirrors).

Use mindfulness: Be fully present, at the moment, aware of what we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive and overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”-

Plan your day and time in accordance with your values as much as possible. We all have to work, go to the grocery store, do the laundry, etc., but we can choose how we show up in those moments and how we spend the other time we have in our day.

Be clear on the result you want. Visualize how you want things to look a year from now. Keep that “picture” in your mind on a day-to-day basis to guide your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Refocus and Reinforce: Use mindfulness to regain focus. Remind yourself of your values and intentions frequently.

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