Do you know what you want your day to be like, or do you roll out of bed every day and start working as soon as you wake up and have breakfast?
Most of the time, we wake up and start working as soon as we do all the basic morning tasks. We also set goals (which is good) but do we actually take some time to set daily intentions?
“Every good action starts with a good intention.”
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Is Setting Goals And Intentions The Same?
Daily intentions are quite different from setting goals.
Regardless of the work you’re doing, if your intention behind the work is not clear, it will be hard for you to be in the present moment and do your work with your full attention.
When you set an intention you decide how you want to feel and what you want to get at the end of the day rather than being the victim of a situation and allowing things to happen to you.
You take charge of it.
Isn’t it great?
Benefits of setting daily intentions:
There are some benefits of setting daily intentions. Here are some benefits that I think you should know:
- 1) Setting daily intentions allows you to get clarity.
- 2) It helps you to focus on the present moment.
- 3) You get to know what’s important for that day.
- 4) The chances of achieving your goals gets higher.
- 5) You feel fulfilled.
Daily intentions examples.
Before I go ahead and give you some daily intention examples, it would be great if you write down all your goals (both long-term and short-term) and ask yourself why is it important for you and how will you feel once you accomplish them?
Here are four daily intentions examples:
#1) If you have a meeting today, the intention behind the meeting could be learning and understanding other people’s perspectives.
#2) If you are planning to attend a seminar then the attention behind this could be listening and connecting with like-minded people.
#3) If you are starting a business the intention behind that could be having freedom and inspiring other people with your work.
#4) Or even when you eat food you can set an intention of fueling your body with nutrients so you can live a happier, healthier, and more importantly, more fulfilling life.
And ultimately this last intention we just talked about will help you to eat food that is good for your body so you see, you no longer have to torture yourself to stop eating junk food. It will automatically become easier over time.
Setting daily intentions benefit you in so many different ways.
Having an intention behind an action can transform your whole perspective of seeing things or even doing them.
You will do the same thing but the energy you get after setting an intention will be completely different.
In which area of life can you set daily intentions?
You can set intentions for any area of your life such as:
- 1) Health that includes physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.
- 2) Relationships.
- 3) Profession/wealth.
8 Questions to ask yourself before setting daily intentions.
Below are some examples that will allow you to set impactful intentions:
- 1) Whatever am I about to do today, will it help me get close to my long-term vision?
- 2) How do I want to feel at the end of the day?
- 3) How do I want to feel when I wake up in the morning?
- 4) Whatever I do in my daily life, do I enjoy the process?
- 5) What kind of people do I want myself to be surrounded with?
- 6) What brings me absolute joy?
- 7) What can you do more that brings you joy?
- 8) Am I being my authentic self?
- 9) Is it important enough for me to put my time and energy into it?
How to set daily intentions?
1) Make sure it’s positive intention
Honestly, there is no right or wrong way to set intention but personally, I love setting intentions that are positive and powerful so, it helps me accomplish my goals and reminds me why it’s important throughout the day.
Here are some positive intentions ideas for you to try:
- Today, I will take charge of my day.
- I will spend some quality time with my kids or pets.
- I will become a better version than I was yesterday by learning something new.
- I will stay happy today for no reason and be kind to people around me.
2) Write in your to-do list
One of the best ways to set an intention that will help you throughout the day is to write your intention in a to-do list.
When you write your main goals for the day you can also write what your intentions are for the day. This is what I do.
3) Work on your limiting beliefs
Nobody is perfect and we all have some negative and limiting beliefs that holds ourselves back in our life.
Working on them and asking questions can help you overcome them.
At the end of the day before you go to bed, try to reflect on what is something that you did today and what else you can do tomorrow to make it even better.
It’s okay if you couldn’t do as much as you wanted.
Focus on things you did and celebrate. It’s important.
What is my intention behind writing this post?
I was thinking of writing an article on this topic for some time now but I was holding it off for a long time because I wanted to make sure that the blog post should be easy to follow so you can start implementing the ideas right away in your life and not something that I write, you read and eventually, nothing happens.
Today, I want you to set an intention along with your main goals so, if you are writing 3 goals for the day then also mention what are your intentions behind the goals.
And you’ll see the difference it makes.
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