Here’s Part 4 in the 6-part “Setting Intentions” series. (Start here.)
Why: When you over-order, you confuse the kitchen, confuse yourself, and might even make yourself sick.
For example, you first order fried chicken. Minutes later, you call again, “You know what, I’ll have some spring rolls as well.” Then you think, “I’m not sure I want the chicken, but I sure feel like some hot and sour soup.” The kitchen takes your order but you can’t cancel your chicken, so it will be delivered anyway.
The kitchen gets busy with your orders as you place them, and every time you add something on, they are halfway through preparing your previous order, so they complete it no matter what, and in the end, you get a whole bunch of food delivered.
If that’s what you want, and it works for you, go for it!
If not, you end up with a lot of food. If you ate it all at once, you’d probably get sick. If you didn’t eat it in time, it’ll start going bad. What can you do? You decide what you really want to eat, freeze the rest of it and keep it for another day.
When you make decisions in a variety of directions, the Universe will show up to support those decisions. With the right (for you) proportion of variety, juggling different things can be lots of fun. Some of us even thrive on it, but there are also times when it can become too much.
Once you get to the point where you feel like you’re spinning too many plates, it’s time to put some things on hold, de-prioritize or strike off some options. You are the only person who knows the “ideal” proportion of what you need in your life to feel balanced.
On the flip side, if you under-order, you end up feeling low on energy, and probably rather uninspired to do anything. No action taken = No momentum for intention. Yikes~
Take note: Whether you focus on one thing, or a few things at a time, it’s up to you. There is no such thing as setting the wrong intention. The real question is, what do you want most at this point in time?
Try this: Figure out Your Right Portions by playing with timeframes. Set intentions for the year, the month, the week, the day, etc. Also, play with project intentions – whatever you’re focusing on in your life, really. Your Right Portion is in the sweet spot where excitement meets actionable.