WHAT ARE INTENTIONS?
Think of an intention as a goal. It’s a commitment that you make to yourself when you are ready to welcome a positive change.
Repeating your intention keeps you on track with your ambitions. By investing in your best intentions, you can create personal growth and transform your life.
WHAT IS INTENTION SETTING?
We all have good intentions for ourselves, but we don’t always commit to those intentions. Setting an intention is the deliberate act of committing to your goal.
It’s the difference between saying “I should exercise more,” and declaring “I exercise daily, and invest in a healthy lifestyle.”
By defining the ideal you’re striving for, it’s easier to motivate yourself to achieve it.
WHY SET INTENTIONS WITH THE NEW MOON?
The new moon is a time of transition—what better time is there to set an intention for a fresh start than at the beginning of a new lunar cycle?
Every new moon, take a moment to consider your life, and what you can intentionally live it better. Over the 29 day lunar cycle, you can live out your chosen intention using self-care and mindfulness techniques.
HOW TO SET INTENTIONS
Take some time to consider what improvements you’d like to make. Do you want to save more money? Devote more time to travel? Bring more love into your life? Be specific about the goal you want to focus on.
To craft your intention, use active words like “I am” or “I have,” rather than wishy washy phrases like “I wish”. State your intention as if it’s already a reality. For example, “I seize every opportunity, and I am financially abundant.” Saying your intention out loud is all you have to do to set it.
HOW SELF-CARE ENHANCES INTENTIONS
It’s hard to follow through with your intentions when you’re not putting yourself first. Taking time out to indulge in self-care gives you the space to reflect on all the ways you can better yourself.
So relax, calm the mind, and get centered. Positive intentions flow from a positive state. omind.
Looking for examples of intentions that you can set?
Here’s some inspiration to get you started on crafting your own: Abundance surrounds me. My career is flourishing. I love myself and spread love to everyone around me. I am strong and capable of anything. My mind is calm and my spirit is at peace. I am beautiful, and glow from the inside out.