Setting daily intentions every morning is one powerful way of taking control of your life and achieving your goals. It is so easy to wake up, grab your phone, check social media, emails, or put on the television or radio without stopping to think deeply about how you want your day to go and what you want to achieve that day.
This habit can take your life several notches higher if you add it to your morning routine. Setting daily intentions keep you focused on what you want and how you decide to feel throughout the day no matter what happens.
What are Intentions?
An intention is like a map. It tells your mind where you want to go in life and what you want to achieve. When you add a positive intention into your day, you are basically telling yourself what you want to achieve during the next 24 hours.
A daily intention sets your brain to work through your Reticular Activating System(RAS). For instance, if you buy a red dress that you think is unique, suddenly, everywhere you go, you will begin to see red dresses.
This is your RAS at work filtering and presenting you with information according to your belief system. You can use this to achieve your goals by setting positive intentions. Your brain will filter through all the information you receive to give you information relevant to your intention or goal.
We all set intentions at the start of the day whether we realize it or not. Even bad habits can stem from positive intentions. For example, your subconscious intention may be to feel good so you indulge in favorite junk foods or binge-watch your favorite TV show.
Deciding consciously to set positive daily intentions for your day is very beneficial for your health and life to go in the direction you want it to go.
Why Set an Intention for Your Day?
Intentions improve your focus.
Intentions can help you develop a more positive mindset.
You will be more likely to achieve your goals.
How Do You Start Your Day With Intention?
- Visualize how this intention will make you feel and what you will see when it happens.
- Write it down in your journal.
- Get up and start your day with a positive intention in your mind.
- Use cards with quotes, Scripture verses, or power words to remind you of your intention throughout the day. You can even use apps that send you a quote or/or Scripture verse every morning.
- Evaluate your progress at the end of the day.
Connect to your why
Focus on your values
This is a list of daily intentions you can choose from to get you started.
- I will stay calm while facing any pressure at work today.
- I will help someone today.
- I will focus on one goal until it is done today.
- I will expect a positive outcome.
- I maintain an attitude of gratitude throughout today.
- I will forgive those who wrong me.
- I embrace who I am.
- I love and accept myself.