Week 1: Intentions

I’m a firm believer in setting intentions. But I didn’t always believe the hype.  I thought, “ohh that stuff is BS, I’m doing just fine,” until I wasn’t doing fine and I found myself lost, tired, frustrated and…..well, a whole lot of other things…THEN I surrendered….

Here’s why setting intentions is powerful. An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world. Ask yourself, what matters most to you? For me, what matters most is truth.  I want to live and show up as real, as authentic and as true of soul as possible. What matters most for you?

Keep in mind, an intention shouldn’t be confused with a goal—it’s not something you attach an expectation to. But rather something you want to align with in your life. It’s an aim, a purpose, or attitude you’d be proud to commit to.

Intentions must come from your heart, they are not the tangible “lose 20 pounds” and “fit into my old pair of jeans” kind of goals that you set. They are heart-driven and evoke feeling and purpose, like “practice being non-judgmental of myself and of others,” “open my heart,” “let go of fear”…..or allowing yourself to be “vulnerable.” Setting an intention is a way to bring your heart and mind into alignment.

Here are some thought-starters to help you get started in forming an intention:

  • What matters most to you?

  • What would you like to build, create, or nurture in your life?

  • What would you like to let go of?

  • Who would you like to forgive in your life?

  • How do you feel when you are your happiest self?

  • What makes you proud?

  • What word(s) would you like to align yourself with?

  • What fears would you like to release?

  • What are you grateful for?

Quote of the Week:

Live less out of habit and more out of intent!