💫 Live Intentionally 💫

Last week on Sunday evening, again after watching The Secret (yes I’m so inspired by it), I decided to set some intentions for the week ahead and boy, did they work. It was such a lovely activity to do on Sunday evening. It had a huge positive impact on myself and my week ahead. I had set these before I went to sleep so I was actually going to bed with a positive mindset. Even though it’s only been one week, I’m so amazed at just how smoothly my week went; I fulfilled the promises I made to myself and I just felt so much more in control of my life. I’ve heard about setting intentions before but I never thought to create my own intentions, I guess I wasn’t motivated enough. My intentions for last week were:

🌟 Wake up at 7am everyday. Since God knows when, I’ve been struggling to hear my alarms (I have multiple) in the morning which resulted in me never being ready for the day ahead. My days working from home are ok but I found that I was still rushing to my sofa to be online for work (rather than rushing for my train into work 😂 ).

🌟 Exercise at least 30 minutes everyday. I’ve been doing this for a while now anyway but it’s so easy to lose focus so it’s good to have something keep me accountable, especially when you live by yourself.

🌟 Wake up consciously feeling thankful, grateful and blessed. This is a new one for me. Although I am grateful for all that I have, I’m now training myself to be conscious of practicing gratitude as soon as I open my eyes. I did it, but I’m still at the stage where I don’t say thank you immediately after opening my eyes. Working on it 😃

🌟 Be more focused at work and enjoy it. Working from home; I actually wouldn’t have it any other way, it beats my commute into Central London everyday which were filled with delays and overcrowded trains. However, working from home has its own set of challenges and being distracted is one of them. For example, out of habit, I would pick up my phone multiple times in 30 mins to check social media and then forget my work task at hand. Last week, I stopped myself some times I caught myself doing this and I worked a lot better last week.

🌟 Wake up in a good mood. It’s obviously hard to analyse your mood as soon as you wake up but you can force it. As the saying goes, “Decide everyday that you are in a good mood.” I’m not sure who wrote this but it’s legit and it true.

Last week’s intentions

Those were my intentions for last week and I have to say that this worked for me. Ok, I might not have woken up at 7am everyday but I was up an hour earlier everyday than before which meant I didn’t need to rush – I could organise my life before work and it’s definitely an improvement to where I was before. And for that reason, I’ll be moving that intention into this coming week so that I am conscious that this is something that I have to work on.

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So, What Are Intentions?

It’s like a to do list so to speak but you’re writing down how you want to live, how you want to feel and in turn, this will help you be strategic and practical in reaching your aspirations, goals and desires. When you set the intention, you put yourself into a positive state of mind, you can prioritise what needs to be done over the coming week, day, or month even! You are basically attracting what you want your life to be. There is proof behind the saying that “If you fail to plan, you are planing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin.

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail

benjamin franklin

How Do You Write Intentions?

So as we know, intentions are a set of goals, plans, desires and actions that you can take on how you can live life the way you want. So with that said, when you start writing your intentions, make sure you’re in a relaxed, positive state of mind, take some deep breaths and write what you want, write out how your life should be or how you would like your week to be, so for example:

– I will wake up everyday at 7am this week.
– I will be more creative in my way of thinking
– I will show more gratitude
– I will succeed at work.

You can also turn these into your affirmations and with affirmations, you turn these into the present tense, for example:

– I wake up every morning bright and early.
– I am creative.
– I am grateful for my life
– I always succeed at my work, every day.
(The positives of doing it this way is that you’re tricking and training your subconscious mind that it’s already happening). Again, the more you do it, the easier it will be come.

So When Should You Set Intentions?

You can set your intentions at any time that suits you, there are no rules when it comes to setting an intention. Follow your intuition and trust yourself. If you are planning ahead, you can set your intentions on a Sunday evening, I found this last week to be such a huge positive for me. As I mentioned above, you’re organising your week by planning ahead, you’ll be more focused and aware of what you want to achieve for the week ahead and your week will be what you intended it to be and thus, you’ll be living a LIFE WITH INTENTION 🔥

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✨ What are your intentions for the coming week? ✨

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