Intentions: Small phrases, ideas, to hold in the back of the mind that will guide you throughout the day, week, or year. Similar to a new years resolution, an intention is a expectation of the self. Though it does differ in some fundamental ways: ” i want to lose weight” can be considered a resolution, but it is not an intention! Instead it is better to say “I will have respect for the food I consume and will take smaller portion sizes” what comes out of this intention is a healthy attitude towards food. Ultimately leading to a healthy weight balance connected to your specific body type and personality. The key here is balance in the self. The intentions must ring true to your underlying value system and be connected with key aspects of your personality.
An intention for the week: “I intend to complete 2 blog posts and spend 10 hours active this week”
An intention for the month: “I intend to keep an open mind as i move through towards a new business venture this month”
When creating an intention for the day I look ahead to see where the day is heading, as in the above example I would set this before rising in the morning on a day that will see me in difficult situations or in interactions with difficult people.
My weekly intention would be set on a Sunday, looking ahead to what needs to be accomplished versus what I want to be accomplished, keeping in mind my yearly goals! Sometimes these do not line up so well! Such as the example that I wrote. Getting in 2 hours a day of exercise when I know that writing has to be done is asking a lot. However when the intention is held things have a way of working out! The daily and weekly reasoning meld together to create an intention for the month that will show progress towards my year end goals.
These are the beginning steps to finding balance in the face of attaining goals. I hope this aids you on your journey.
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