Today I’m linking up with my friend Andrea at DreAm heART sMart ArT for her blog challenge. The prompt is “alignment.”
There’s this idea out there that things just happen to us randomly. You don’t really have control over your life, and some things just happen for no reason.
Some people call it fate…but I call it a load of crap.
You absolutely have control over your own life and the type of experiences, people, opportunities, and energy you attract.
And the best way to take control of your life is to set your intention for the day.
Your intention is what you want to happen. It’s your intent. It’s how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish.
By mapping out exactly how you want your day to go before it’s even begun will help you attract the energy of those results to you.
Setting your intention brings your thoughts and actions into alignment with your ideal self.
OK, am I getting a little woo-woo for you?
It’s the law of attraction in action. Like attracts like, so by setting a positive intention, such as “I will complete that report by 3:00 and my boss will be very pleased with my work,” you attract the positive outcome to you.
Intend to be the best version of yourself at the beginning of the day, and you will find yourself aligning with that paradigm during your day.
It’s the difference between saying, “I hope I don’t screw up today” or saying “I’m a valuable, productive person, and I am going to check off 5 major tasks from my to-do list today!”
You might have this vision of yourself in your mind, but are you really aligning yourself with that person through your actions?
Setting your intention really works, and it only takes a minute. An intention can be a sentence, a diary entry, a mantra, or whatever length feels right to you.
How to Proactively Set Your Intention
- As soon as you get to work, write your intention at the top of your to-do list.
- Write your intention on a Post-It and carry it with you throughout the day.
- Get out your aspiration journal and write your intention as if your day has already happened and everything went perfectly.
- If you work at a computer, update your desktop wallpaper with your intention.
- Create a reminder on your phone and set the alarm to go off 2 times during the day to remind you of your intention.
- Write your daily intention on a whiteboard or on your calendar in your office.
Make sure you set your intention in the morning so you have a clear vision for how you want your day to proceed.
What’s your intention for today?
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