In last week’s blog I wrote about being focused. The three easy steps to focus your day. Simple. The truth is, I still use my phone as my alarm clock, although I try not to engage in the messages and emails that have come in overnight, I failed. By Friday I ended up browsing through Pinterst for 45min before getting out of bed.
Intentions are great.
Whether your intention is staying focused, a healthy diet, an exercise routine or insert your intention here, most of your intentions, like mine, are good. They come from the right place. You are motivated and want to honour them. However, quite often we slip up, we feel guilty and beat ourselves up because we have failed.
It’s called being human.
George Orwell once said: “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” As much as you want to be prefect, you aren’t. None of us are. When you look at other people they seem to have it ‘altogether’, their life is sorted, they don’t slip up. But if fact they do, they are also human – they oversleep, they forget things, take the wrong road or they spend 45min browsing Pinterest before getting out of bed.
Instead of judging yourself and beating yourself up for dishonouring your good intention, rather accept that you didn’t get it right first time and try again. Keep trying, you will find that you will improve and there will be days that you get it right, that you are a success. Celebrate those times and focus on when you are living your intention.