Today’s post is all about setting intentions and catatonic iguanas. We’re in a deep freeze here in South Florida, which has put the regions huge iguana population into a catatonic state. These creatures are actually too cold to move. Fortunately, once the temperatures climb again, they should reanimate. Its just a sight to be seen as everywhere across S. Florida, Iguanas are belly up everywhere you go. As an aside, it was colder here this morning than it was in Norway… Maybe I could live in Norway after all….
Unfortunately, due to my leg injury, I can’t wear my awesome boots. It’s sad since we only get a handful of truly viable boot worthy weather. Hopefully, I’ll get some answers on my leg tomorrow when I head to the podiatrist. The only thing more miserable than an iguana in 30 degree weather is going to be me in a podiatrist office during season. Oh my goodness, I’m really going to be mentally prepared for that office visit.
In order to distract my mind from the inevitable craziness of my trip to the podiatrist office, I decided to focus on my intentions for 2018. Setting intentions is something we do as a class at the beginning of our yoga classes. Every yogi sets their own intention for their practice and their day. Consequently, why not expand the intentions to cover the entire year?
My intentions are broad, but purposeful. My first intention for 2018 is to incorporate discipline into my life. What do I mean by discipline? Living a more disciplined life means sticking to my fitness routine and being willing to wake up for the 5:30 am class. Moreover, it means eating mindfully and with a purpose. It also means we have to hold our kids accountable (i.e. picking up after themselves, doing their homework independently.)
My second intention is to live with gratitude. Living with gratitude means living every moment to the fullest and being grateful for those moments. If I were to sum it up with a hashtag, it would be #livelikeDebbie. It is easy for us to get caught up in life’s craziness forgetting to be thankful for the our days above ground and the people in our life.
As I lament my inability to wear boots, I relish the soft throw, sweats and hoodies that are keeping me comfortable on the couch. Tonight’s song performed by Portugal The Man is “Live In the Moment.” I know, I know you were thinking it was going to be “Feel It Still.”