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Have you tried to live with more purposeful intention, but feel like you have had no success? For instance, you probably gave yourself a New Year’s resolution but you totally forgot about it the next week. Or maybe you wanted to try something new to simplify your life but it didn’t work out. If you’re wanting to make a change in your lifestyle, but it never worked for you, then there is a good reason for that.
It’s not that you are lazy or you just can’t stick to your major goal. It’s just that you have to actually make an effort by giving yourself baby steps. You can’t just wake up one day and decide to completely change your diet (as an example). You have to make little changes for yourself one step at a time so that it will help you reach that ultimate goal.
I’ve made a few changes in my life so that I could live with more purposeful intention and I feel better each day with the small steps that I’ve taken. But it’s taken some dedication and a little reminder to myself each day. And I couldn’t be happier with the decisions that I made to better myself. I have a two-year-old and I’m working each day to build a business for myself so that I can look forward to supporting my own family. But to reach this success, I’ve had to make little changes about myself that would help me to become the person that I am today.
What does it mean to live with intention?
To me, living with intention means to make certain changes in your life so that you can be your best self and live the way that you envision your future self. It’s to help you reach your goals by making little decisions here and there so that you may live a better and simple life. Intentional living is all about making adjustments and small changes.
Here are some adjustments that you can start making each day to live more intentionally.
1. Push yourself to get up at a decent hour.
I TRY to get up at 5 A.M. during the weekdays when I can. That’s still a work in progress. But I have to say that I love getting up early. I would do it every day if I could. But sometimes it’s impossible to do that with my two-year-old. I still do it any chance that I get.
When it’s time for me to get up early, it gives me a chance to think about my day ahead and I also get to self-reflect. I think about things that I’ve done in the past or things that I do in the present. It’s so peaceful when I get to sit there in silence and enjoy my coffee. As I write this, I realize how much of a mom I sound. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You should listen to the 5 A.M. Miracle Podcast with Jeff Sanders. He shares great information on how to be more productive and setting goals.
If you can push yourself to get up early, then do so. You’d be surprised at how much you can get things done before noon. Plus, this gives you time to make actual goals and fit it into your busy schedule. I only wish that I had started getting up early before then.
2. Become self-aware of your bad habits
Sometimes you just need to realize that the bad habits are what’s keeping you from living with purposeful intention. I used to have a bad habit of eating junk foods and not drinking enough water. So every day, I started making small adjustments by making better decisions in my eating habits. And I pushed myself to drink more water each day.
It became a slow start because I felt like I was having an addiction to good food! Then again, who doesn’t? But I used enough willpower with the right mindset to make those small changes each day to get rid of those bad habits.
3. Tackle an issue that prevents you from becoming your best self.
If you have an issue that prevents you from becoming your best self, then find out what that is and work on it each day. I have anxiety and sometimes it gets really bad. But it used to be bad almost every day. I can live my life more easily because I got myself on the right medication, watched what I ate, created exercises to ease the anxiety, and I focused on other things to keep my mind busy. It’s hard when you have this issue. But there are different ways to handle that if you can relate to it.
Why this will help you find purpose and to live more intentionally?
If you find what your goal is but you aren’t reaching them, then it is most likely that you need to figure out was is holding you back. Those are the obstacles and you’ve got to push them out of the way to move forward. I wanted to be able to decrease my anxiety so that I could be the best mother to my child. The anxiety held me back from my own parenting abilities. So, I pushed it out of the way and started to figure out what triggers my anxiety and how I can to reduce it. Don’t get me wrong. It has been a definite challenge. But I wanted to be able to see more clearly so that I could enjoy motherhood in its own beautiful form.
4. Seek the person that you’d like to be with self-reflection
You can do this in the mornings when you try getting up earlier than you usually do. But this an exercise to help you focus on the intentional living. Who do you want to be? What kind of life do you want to live? I suggest writing these thoughts down in a journal so that you can always go back to read what you wrote down. That way this can help you stay on the right track and prevent you to lose focus.
QUICK TIP: Anytime you think of something that comes to mind that is related to your personal goals, stop what you’re doing and write it down immediately.
5. Always write down goals to get to your personal objectives straightened out.
If you’ve already got the “big picture” of what it is that you personally aim for then you know that it’s time to make smaller goals to reach your big objectives. For instance, you can think about why you plan on reaching that objective, what effect it’s going to have on you, and how exactly you are going to get there. This is where it’s important to write down your smaller goals and schedule them out.
It’s not an easy task to accomplish everything that you want in life. But, if you make your small changes here and there in a consistent manner, then you’ll find yourself closer to your personal intentions in the long run. You just have to have a will and a bit of determination to change your mindset and manifest the person that you want to become.
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