Start every day with a positive intention
I posted this quote on Instagram on 1st January and it really resonated with me. For so many years, it comes to the gap between Christmas and New Year and I start to think about the 'new year, new me' and the steps I can take to make this happen - forming my new years resolutions.
Let's be honest, there is so much pressure on ourselves to pick holes in the areas that we think need improving/changing at the start of the new year. We attempt to keep up these up, when our minds haven't fully committed, by the end of January (if the resolution has lasted that long) we are back to the same old and think about trying again next year, while maybe feeling down about how we have failed.
Maybe try something different this year, instead of a resolution, how about starting each new day with a positive intention?
I had set intentions previously for the start of my yoga classes, to give myself focus while on my mat, but had never thought of including them into my daily morning rituals.
An intention can strengthen the connection to ourselves, the people around us and more. It can help with having a positive focus and perspective for the day. Make some time in the day - while making a drink, taking some time away from a computer screen, during your lunch break, to reflect back on your intention and ensure it stays in the forefront of your mind.
There are no set guidelines to what the intention needs to be, it could be as general or specific as you want it to be. An example of an intention: "Today I will be grateful".
Below are a few keywords that can start you off on your daily intentions:
I'd love to know if you already set daily intentions, the impact they have on your day or if you will start setting them, please leave a comment below.
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