How to Live with Intent
Sure, as I mentioned in a previous post, living with intent takes a lot of work, but the rewards are worth it. That’s why I now intentionally tackle my day as soon as I open my eyes. Before I get out of bed, I make it a point to not only list at least 2-3 things I’m grateful for, but I also run through the 2-3 things I’d like to intentionally accomplish to get closer to living the life I want. Mind body awareness is high on that list. For me that means being intentional in eating real food vs. processed food, and ends with focusing on relaxing the tension I hold throughout my body.
These intentions set my day in motion and help me refocus on what I can intentionally do on the daily. This not only gives my day purpose, but it keeps me focused on what I need to accomplish, vs. allowing my focus to be impacted by the normal everyday distractions that move me from living in the now to ultimately reaching for food.
Then every night, before it’s lights out, I take some time to go through the 2-3 things I’m grateful for that day. Then I check in on how I did in accomplishing the 2-3 things I intentionally set for myself that day. This way, regardless of whether my day was a complete success or a complete bust, I always have something to be grateful for and celebrate.
There’s really no downside to these daily check ins. Not only do they help keep me living in the now, but they offer me an opportunity to learn and grow from what didn’t work, while allowing me to celebrate all I have to be grateful for, regardless of any set backs. All of these things not only add to my motivation, drive, and confidence in accomplishing what I’m trying to change, but it keeps me on track toward living the life I want. Sure, this requires 24/7 awareness, but man do I feel more confident in my own skin, ready to take on the world. When’s the last time you felt that?
How do you keep yourself connected to mind body awareness?