What is an intention?
This could be anything from a commitment to yourself to how you want to feel. It is simply about understanding what is of value to you & what you wish to evoke. For example: when you wake up in the morning you may say to yourself 'Today I choose to respond with love rather than react out of fear'. This would be setting an intention for the day ahead.
Why set intentions?
When we acknowledge our vision, dreams, or desires, this simple act of self-acknowledgement can be so powerful. When we begin to divert energy/feeling/emotion toward something out of love, the universe conspires with us. I like to think of intentions as litle commitments to myself. They make me accountable for the direction my life takes & how I feel throughout my journey.
How can I set an intention?
First, think about something you wish to cultivate more of in your life or alternatively let go of. It could be something as simple as "Every morning I meditate for for 5 minutes", knowing that when you meditate you feel uplifted & can see more possibilities in life. Or, "This year I choose to engage in a career path that inspires me". You could write these down & read them daily or say them out loud.
A few I am working with for 2019
I choose to be present within each moment
I choose to nourish my mind with loving & resourceful thoughts
I surrender to the future & focus on the present moment
I choose to carve out more time for myself
I choose to only infuse energy into loving, postive realtionships