Setting Intentions For Your Life (48)
Setting Intentions For Your Life
by Charmaine Hunte
Do you ever stop to ask yourself how you feel throughout the day?
No, well you should.
Your feelings give you a quick indication of whether your intentions are moving you forward or holding you back.
For example if you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day you will get up in time to exercise and stretch. You’ll make the time to have a moment of gratitude. You’ll have a specific intention set for the kind of day you expect to have. You’ll leave on time and prepared for work, you’ll make healthy food choices. You will have challenges throughout the day, but the confidence to know that you can handle it. At the of the day, you have a sense of accomplishment knowing that you did the best you could and you were able to complete some actions on your list. All of that started with feeling good and continued throughout the day.
Now let’s take a look at a bad day you wake up tired and hit the snooze button a few times. Which leads to you getting up later than you planned, missing breakfast and feeling like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong all day long. You end the day feeling drained and defeated.
Whether you realize it or not you are setting the intention for the day, so doesn’t it make sense to set intentions that move you forward instead of moving you back? Awareness of your feelings helps you to monitor quickly and change them as necessary. If you catch the bad feelings early enough you can reverse them without doing any damage. The key is to good feelings so that you can make good choices and take positive action.
“Happiness and love are just a choice away.” Leo Buscaglia
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