What does living intentionally mean?

I’m going to make a list of a few things living intentionally will mean to me. These are a mix of ways I want to live intentionally and goals / hopes of results of living intentionally.

  • taking advantage of down time
  • going for small walks
  • reading a book
  • sitting in silence
  • when the time comes to do work, focus on it and get it done efficiently
  • this should help leave more time for doing things that fulfill me, and decrease the amount of time I spend thinking about what I should be doing instead of being present.
  • using free time for improving lifestyle habits
  • meal planning
  • Excercise
  • buying/consuming vegetables 😛
  • finding a job that I love and helps me to grow
  • buying a house somewhere that makes me happy
  • ensuring the time that I spend with others is truly quality time
  • making the effort to phone friends and family and stay connected

I think that’s a good start.

What are ways that you choose to live intentionally? What are the results you want from your living?


Chinese food is possibly the most calorie intensive food in existence. Yikes!

Chinese food will have to fall under the “very occasional” category from now on. Sad when it tastes so good. But I’m also finding my body is more sensitive to feeling good/bad based on what I’m eating.

Is it possible that before I was being health minded my body just felt bad all the time? And now I just notice by contrast because I’m eating better overall? Makes sense to me.

Well Chinese food, it’s been a good run. But I think the time has indeed come to say goodbye.