Intentional Living

Finding happiness through living a more intentional, mindful life.

The 3-2-1 Morning Routine For Better Productivity

3-2-1 Morning Routine for Better Productivity
Photo by Artem Maltsev on Unsplash

Recently, I adjusted my mornings to something I am calling the 3-2-1 routine. And when I say adjusted, I mean totally changed everything. Normally, I don’t like to make such radical changes. I feel like the bigger the change, the more difficult it will be to stick with it.

But, this switch has been…dare I say… life-changing! Really!

Since I started the 3-2-1 morning routine, I have found myself … Continue reading...

Making the Case for Paying Full Price

Pay full price?

Avoid sales?

Wait, doesn’t this go against every key belief of personal finance experts?

Shouldn’t we be seeking deals and coupons? 

There’s a potential problem with sales and savings on products. In order to save on any of these products, we must still spend money. While sales and great deals can save money, and sometimes great offers come along offering huge discounts, the fact remains that money must be spent regardless. 

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Can School Be More Fun and Relevant? Yes, with Practical Learning

Each year, I cover the reform era in American history. For those of you who may have been sleeping during history class, it was a time of change (or attempted change) in pre-Civil War America. Among many things, the reformers worked to abolish slavery and improve working conditions, prisons, treatment of the mentally ill, and education. To cover the education reform of the 1800s, I have students write about a reform they would like to … Continue reading...

Want to Be Happier & More Successful? Listen More!

What if I told you that you could become a better friend, partner, parent, employee, and leader, all by just changing one thing? You’d probably think I was crazy, but it’s true. Listen more, talk less and you are well on your way to more success and happiness.

A Caveat

Becoming a better listener has a good chance of making you happier and more successful. But this doesn’t mean that listening will completely turn your … Continue reading...

21 Words to Live By for a Better 2021

I don’t really like traditional goals or resolutions. Sometimes they are too difficult to fulfill, leaving me frustrated or disappointed. Other times, I do accomplish a goal only to be left with a feeling of, “Now what?”.

So instead, I created a list of 21 words to live by for a better 2021. 21 words that will improve my life, and hopefully yours, too! These are the words I would like to use and utilize … Continue reading...