You know that little voice in your head? It talks to you daily. Sometimes it pumps you up and prepares you for a tough situation. We embrace its cheers and positivity. Other times, that voice is cruel. Its unrelenting negativity stifles our motivation.
Most days I like to influence that chatter by setting an intention. Whether it’s one word or a short phrase, it’s a positive, uplifting thought that I try to keep at the forefront of my day to stay focused and inspired.
I repeat the words(s) silently to myself often.
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In a Psychology Today article author Diana Raab, PhD says, “Setting an intention is about giving direction or meaning to our lives. It also could mean changing an attitude about something as a way to transform or change.”
She goes on to explain that an intention is a call-to-action for something you want (not should) do.
My intention for the day is often inspired by the books I read, music I listen to, my yoga practice or current life situations. Here a few books that have influenced my intentions so far this year:
Here are a few of my current intentions:
I am strong. Share kindness. Be in the moment.
Embrace opportunities. I am the fire. I am resilient.
Be present. I am able. Slow down.
Fuel dreams, abandon fears. Stay focused.
Progress, not perfection. Ignore judgments from others.
Find purpose in adversity. Choose kindness over ego.
Listen more. Just breathe. Acknowledge and release.
Honor and share gratitude. Be kind. Accept love.
This is enough. Embrace synchronicity. Practice empathy.
I’m challenging you to set a positive, helpful intention for today. Feel free to share your favorite or current intention in the comments below or on this post on Twitter!
Until next time,
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