A favorite phrase among #TheGardeningTeam is:
“if you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand”
Setting intentions for our days, weeks, months, and years, not only helps us determine what we actually want, but it helps remind us to put work towards achieving our goals. Remembering to take time to set those intentions can be the one thing that prevents us from actually doing it. We have a few tips to form healthy, intention-setting habits for kids.
1. Follow a schedule. Whether you take time on the first day of the month, the start of a new moon, or every morning during breakfast, repetition is key to forming a habit.
2. Get an intention journal. Having a journal with one specific purpose helps keep you on track, rather than keeping your intentions in the same journal as poems, doodles, and notes. We have a craft for one below!
3. Date your intentions. Whether you are doing a daily intention or a monthly intention, dating your entries can motivate you to keep going!
4. Make it fun! If setting intentions seems daunting, link it with something enjoyable. Maybe every month, you set intentions over ice cream, or maybe you offer a few extra minutes of recess after setting intentions.
Below we have a quick and easy craft to make an intention journal. This is the perfect craft for the first day of school or even for each new moon!
What you’ll need:
Paper (however many sheets you'd like!)
1 piece of construction paper
1 popsicle stick
First, fold your paper in half horizontally. Then do the same to your piece of construction paper.
Place your popsicle stick next to the folded side of your paper, and poke your holes about a half inch from where the top and bottom of the popsicle stick hit the paper.
Feed your rubberband through the top hole and place your popsicle stick through the loop. The pull the rubberband down and through the bottom hole, and place the bottom of the popsicle stick through that loop.
Adjust and decorate how you'd like!
With these new tips and a quick, easy journal to help keep you on track, you are sure to make and keep your intentions!