Living Intentionally Can Change Your Life
I’m a big believer in the power of living intentionally.
This allows me to spend my time and energy on things that are inline with my goals and priorities. Instead of just letting life happen to me, I try to think about how I want to spend my time, who I want to spend it with, and how I want to feel. This gives me the opportunity to take an active role in creating the life I want and helps me decide where to put my attention. Don’t worry if this sounds complicated. It’s actually very simple.
Each morning, before I start my day, I take a few minutes to set up my day. The first thing I do is take the time to count my blessings. I use a daily gratitude journal to count my blessings and help me set my intentions. I also think about how I want to feel during the day. Then, I journal about any thoughts that might be on my mind.
I’ve learned that when I do this, I’m a lot more likely to get what I want versus just letting the day happen.
Instead of getting to the end of the day and thinking, “What happened today, where did my time go?” this process helps me take a more active role. By the way, this isn’t the same as writing a daily “To Do” list.
Does this mean everything plays out exactly like I want it to? Of course not. Does this mean I always get everything I want? A hard “no.” Life is full of ups and downs, challenges and unexpected moments. We can’t control everything and truth be told, we wouldn’t want to.
I know by taking the time to set my day and living intentionally, I’m a lot more likely to get the results I desire.
For example, if I’m spending time with friends or family, I set the intention to have positive and meaningful interactions. If I have a busy day with a lot of running around, I might set the intention to feel calm and grounded. If I’m working on a project, I set the intention to produce quality work I’m proud of.
Take a little time each morning to put pen to paper and set your day. After a little practice, you will start to notice a positive shift. You will start to feel like the captain of your life. If you’re thinking, I don’t have a lot of time each morning, don’t worry. It takes as little as fifteen minutes to do this. Some mornings, if I’m in a rush, and only have fifteen minutes to set my day, I’m able to get it done. Other days, if I have more time, I might go at a slower pace, enjoy a hot cup of tea, and savor the moment. Either way, it’s beneficial.
When you take the time to set your intentions, you’re putting out into the universe what you want to have happen. Because of this, you’re more likely to get it.
If you aren’t sure how to start, enjoy using my new daily gratitude journal to help you set your intentions and get more of what you want. I wrote it for you, to be the daily tool you can use to create the life of your dreams. From my heart to yours, I hope you enjoy the process of creating the life of your dreams!