A client recently came to me who wanted to work on living a more intentional life. I asked her what that term meant to her, and she responded that it meant she would do more of the things she wanted to do and fewer things she didn't want to do. I love the concept of living an intentional life, but in our daily practice, living intentionally is more about the way we think about our lives than any of the things we do.
I don't do anything in my life that I don't want to do, and you shouldn't either! The key to this is in the way I think about it. When I clean my house, I am doing it because I feel better in a clean house. I don't focus on why no one else grabbed the vacuum or dusted the furniture because that doesn't serve me. Instead, that thought wastes a lot of the emotional energy I could put into creating something for my clients or my family or myself.