5 Things To Be Intentional On Each Day

As your Mentor, I want to be sure you are always checked-in to your priorities; the things that truly matter in life. As we all know, it is so easy to get distracted or fall off track from what truly matters.  I am passionate about you accomplishing the goals you set for yourself this year.  I believe you will definitely have much more of a chance of doing that if you focus in on the 5 things I describe below.

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5 Things To Be Intentional On Each Day

  1. Self-Care Must Be First
    If you want to be strong in your life personally and professionally, I believe you absolutely must put your self-care on the top of your priority list. I am talking about eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep. I know that this is a struggle for some of you. But I want you to take a moment right now and think about a time when you were eating great and feeling at your most fit. How did you feel at this time? And how was your mindset and productivity as a result of this?  Be sure to be intentional each day about your self-care. It absolutely needs to be a non-negotiable.
  2. Positive Mindset
    Easy to say, yet hard to live out at times right? I get it! Believe me, sometimes when challenges get thrown at you, it’s hard to keep positive and focused. But what I want you to think about is how hard it is to move forward on your goals when your mindset goes into a downward spiral. I encourage you to do everything possible to start your day off doing something that lifts you way up, end your day celebrating your wins and when life throws lemons at you during the day, have a ritual that gets you back focused on positivity.  Some examples of ways to get and stay in a positive mindset? Music, podcasts, audio books, inspirational articles, doing meditation, journaling, exercising.
  3. Relationships
    Right up there with making self-care a non-negotiable is focusing in on our relationships.  Sometimes we all need a kick in the duff to realize that our loved ones are not going to be around forever. Sometimes because we are so busy, we put off a phone call or visit; pushing it off until a later date. I think we all have experiences in which a loved one passed away too early in life. Each day it’s important for you to make sure you stay intentional on the important things. True friends, loved ones really are true priorities. Be sure to keep connected; emails, video messages, phone calls and of course visits. Don’t ever live life wishing you would have spent more time with loved ones.
  4. Most Important Tasks
    As you know, you make hundreds of decisions in a day.  There is always so much to do but one of the things we need to look at is whether we are focusing in on the truly important, critical stuff that needs to get done.  It’s very easy as you know to get distracted and do stuff that is necessary, but not critical.  If you want to feel productive each and every day, I encourage you to take time right at the start of the day to get clear about critical priorities and as things come in during the day, ask yourself if what you are doing is most important at that time.
  5. Learning And Growing
    As we go through life, we most certainly are going to make our share of mistakes.  Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. The most successful people have made their share of them. The thing is this. If we don’t stop and look for the learning lesson, we repeat mistakes we have made.  I encourage you to always have your mind open to learning and growing; learning something new each day and then getting real with the challenges you have and always find ways to worker smarter.

I totally believe if you put this list somewhere around you, refer to it often and be intentional on these things daily, you will see more productivity and a higher level of success and happiness this year.

Which of these 5 things do you need to be more intentional on this new year? I would love to hear from you! Post your comments below!

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Cynthia Bazin is passionate about helping you reduce the noise in your life, providing the best tools and strategies, so you can live intentionally and make your greatest impact. Her expertise is  in Personal Development, Branding and Business Strategy.  She mentors men and women and does Keynote Speaking and Workshops across the country.  Book Cynthia today at www.smartchic.me. 

2018-09-24T12:26:55-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|12 Comments


  1. Lisa Bechtol January 2, 2018 at 5:52 am - Reply

    EXCELLENT tips…. Definitely agree with all but especially self-care. This is a great article to keep front and center for staying on track for this New Year.

    • SmartChic January 2, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Lisa for taking the time to comment! I totally agree with self-care needing to be front and center in our lives. I appreciate you and I wish you an awesome day!

  2. Shelly Harris January 2, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Awesome reminder! Self care is so important,it is the one thing that can balance us in everyway.
    Great blog Cynthia

    • SmartChic January 2, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

      No doubt Shelly that self-care has to be #1! It sets the tone for everything else! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  3. gail@gailfoley.com January 2, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Cynthia, another AWESOME article! I’m very consistent, I believe, on the first 3 and 5. However, #4 is my ongoing struggle. So it is on the top of my list of these priorities! Already started yesterday 🙂

    • SmartChic January 2, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for taking time to comment my awesome friend. I am here for you as you move forward in being intentional in certain areas. Happy New Year to you Gail!!!

  4. Pamela Sue January 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I really need to keep working on my positive mindset and learning & growing. I am so negative at time and that puts me back in my same repeat of mistakes in life. I keep growing but when I focus on just one thing I over do it. I need to learn to balance my life. That was I don’t fall right back into my negative cycle in my life. I believe 4 times spread out in my 38 years it’s enough. I will be having a birthday soon and my gift to myself is to never repeat the mistake again with my negative mindset.

  5. Terri Klass January 2, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Love your points and post Cynthia! Perfect for the new year! For me I am going to be intentional about growing more of a network of supportive colleagues to share and bounce ideas off. I am going to dig in deep to get to know the wonderful network around me and learn more about them.

    Thanks Cynthia!

  6. Terry Broadbent January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Excellent reminders for those of us that tend to go full speed ahead, and sometimes look back wondering what we have actually accomplished. I know right now, #1 is my #1 priority. I always feel better when I’m eating properly and getting enough rest. Thanks for the great article!

  7. Susan January 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Once again reminded that self care is where I fall short. Thanks for great tips!

  8. Joshua Ello January 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    AWESOME reminders Cynthia. Thank you for all you do!

  9. Joshua Ello January 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    AWESOME reminders. Thank you for all you do!

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