Setting intentions is like turning your goals and dreams into a lived experience. It takes your vision and sets it into motion with a plan to achieve it. Whether you’re looking to improve your love life, career, or spiritual journey, an intention-setting practice is a powerful tool to fulfill all of your needs.
For many, setting intentions can be difficult. It’s not a cut-or-dry practice! You get back whatever you put into it. So let’s jump into the nitty gritty of picking your target to stay focused on your visions, goals, and dreams.
What is setting intentions
An intention is simply an aim, vision, or goal that you want to experience and put into action. It’s an empowering practice that can be set into motion daily or monthly to help you align with your true purpose.
Setting intentions can allow your personal growth journey to thrive and form new habits. All of which will help you cultivate and embody your vision of your future self. It’s an incredibly simple, yet powerful practice, that gives you the keys to the universe to write your own story.
So let me ask you…what do you really want to do and how do you want to feel when you do it? Start setting intentions and just wait and see what paths open up for you.
Benefits of setting intentions
Whether you’re aware or not, everything begins with an intention. They can be small, daily intentions, like going for a morning walk in nature, or something more long-term, like buying a house. Or they may even be tied to your emotions.
By setting intentions consistently, you have the power to live your life with purpose. It gives you a clear focus on what you want and desire most in life. Also, it’s about being proactive and choosing the life you want to live. Instead of letting life control you, intention setting puts you in control.
That doesn’t mean that life won’t throw you curve balls. However, knowing what you want and putting that energy out into the universe will help keep you on track.
How to set an intention
If you’re ready to hold yourself accountable and take control of your life journey, follow these best practices on how to set an intention.
Create a safe and loving space
Intentions are much more achievable coming from a space of contentment versus a lack or need. Work on cultivating a safe and loving space for yourself, full of positivity, before you begin setting intentions.
Nourish your mind, body, & spirit
Sometimes you need to do deeper work to remove self-limiting beliefs, heal past trauma, or any other negativity that could be blocking your way forward. Take time to meditate, exercise, get outdoors, take bubble baths, and eat clean, wholesome foods. If anything is out of alignment, it will be harder to turn your intentions into reality.
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Get laser focused
Your intentions should always be crystal clear and laser focused. Once you’ve decided what your intention is, be sure to speak it out loud, write it down, or do both. Just make sure your intention is specific and actionable.
Beware of distractions/noise
One of the best ways to put your intentions into action is through meditation. Make sure to set aside and find a few moments every day that is free of distractions and unnecessary noise. This will allow you to focus on and repeat your intention.
If you’re not fully committed and clear on what you want, self-doubt will begin to settle in. So get your mind in the right place! Ask yourself if this intention is truly right for you. Does it align with your core values? Does it excite you? Is it feasible to achieve? When it feels right, you should have no doubts about it!
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Surrender and let the Universe guide you
Lastly, don’t get too attached to your intentions! Detach from the outcome and surrender to what the Universe has in store for you. Becoming overly attached and trying too hard causes fear. Trust in your power and the desire you’ve set in motion.
Setting intentions is just another empowering way to become self-aware of our choices. They may not manifest into reality right away. Be patient, focus on self-care, stay positive, and let the Universe and Source do the rest.
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