It seems to be a common experience that we forget all about sankalpa (setting positive intentions) if we haven't done a "mat" practice. Our mat practice can be as simple as intentional sitting, following a guided meditation, physical postures, or all of the above. Finish mat time by repeating your sankalpa to yourself.
Fleur has a good explanation of sankalpa in our online classes if you're unsure or need a reminder.
What is sankalpa? (3 min)
This is a useful explanation of sankalpa and how to incorporate it into your practice and life.
The results of taking this bit of time? More emotional balance and control, more life balance, overall well-being. Isn't that important?