Friday, April 17, 2015

Daily Intention – Yes, You Can!

Part one in a ten part series - By Cindy Graham
I wholeheartedly know and trust that we are not meant to go through each day aimlessly allowing life to happen to us without meaningful attachment to anything. Every day should be as important as the next. Every day is an opportunity to improve, to be kinder, to be less judgmental, to be more grateful, healthier, happier, more fulfilled and to continue growing into a better person.

I believe that we are to plan and create every day to be full of rich, meaningful, expressive, joy filled INTENTION. The only person that has control over your day is you. So why not design how you want to live your life every single day?

Sound difficult? This is actually very simple…and you can begin right now!

Let’s start with the definition of intention:
  1. a determination to act in a certain way
  2. what one INTENDS to do or bring about
  3. design or create

So if we use intention in the truest sense of the term, it is very clear – “intention” is something that we do. If you follow the simplest path to get started, you will find some quiet time; in a quiet place, where you can listen to your soul speak to you so that you can examine a few things about your life:
  • Who do you really want to be?
  • What do you want to do better?
  • Is there an empty feeling in some part of your life?
  • What distractions or obligations block you from feeling pure joy every day?

Once you’ve been able to identify these things, you become more aware of where you need to focus and then you can begin to live your life with intention! Ready?

Begin each morning with a 5 minute meditation on what your intention will be for that day. I don’t mean the deep, intense, sit down on the floor with legs crossed meditation – I mean 5 minutes of quiet time to get yourself in alignment with your mind and body….to commit to living the day YOU want to LIVE! Be sure not to take on too much….enter into this gently but deliberately. Take it for a test run. Pick something uncomplicated but something you know needs some work. Then, start your day!

The key to living with intention is to not let yourself get distracted because of your normal daily activities. We are humans and we are flawed. We can have the best intention – but can become easily distracted throughout the day and lose sight of our daily intention goals. When this happens, we tend to give up and throw in the towel. This only serves to push us closer to feeling as if we have no control over our own life…when in reality; the control over our own life is all we really have (so ironic). There is nothing that feels worse than not keeping a commitment to ourselves – it’s so discouraging. BUT – when we do keep our commitments to ourselves – it’s empowering – we feel strong, joy-filled, courageous, accomplished, proud and unstoppable!

Most people need something to keep them on track – so that they are mindful all day of their intention – so that distractions don’t derail them. They need something to help them remember; something that provides “check” points during the day so that they stay on track. Solution: the meaning to pause® bracelet. This bracelet gently and privately vibrates every 90 minutes with a friendly nudge to keep you on track and mindful of your daily intention. This simple and inexpensive bracelet holds the key to keeping you focused on your daily intention – all day long. This really works and I am speaking from experience! The bracelet was created to help me connect to meaningful moments in my busy, distracting day. It solves the problem perfectly!

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When we keep our commitments to ourselves we feel good about ourselves. When we feel good about our own life, we are actually contributing to the human race – by being in the game! Living with intention is participation in life at its best! Living with successful daily intention is good for you, good for your family, good for your community and wonderful for our world!