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Wellness Wednesday: The Importance of Daily Intentions

Have you ever noticed that on days when your feet hit the floor running upon getting out of bed the remainder of the day seems hurried and less productive? While days starting out with a bit of exercise, meditation, or prayer seem to evolve into easy-flowing days filled with more peace than frustration?

One of the reasons for this strong contrast might have to do with how you prepare your mind, body, and spirit each day. When we stop for a moment early in the day and reflect on how we want the day to play out, we set a particular energy in motion. Your thoughts and words create your reality so if you begin your day with a racing mind, then your day is likely to resemble a runaway freight train. If you begin your day with a specific intention, then the energy of the day will move in the direction of your intention. It’s like figuring out math in your head. When you write the problem down, you can clearly see how to work it out. Calculating a math problem in your head can get confusing and provide only a glimmer of the solution.

An intention defined is a course of action that one intends to follow. Setting a daily intention allows you to focus on a specific direction you would like the day to take. In doing so, you create a guide for your actions throughout the day. A daily intention doesn’t guarantee that your day will go exactly as planned but it can help you set a distinctive tone to your overall day. Here are some examples of daily intentions:

May I live in a state of peacefulness.

May I live my day with an abundance of energy.

May I tap into my creative gifts.

May I spend the day cultivating gratitude.

May I spend the day with an approach to clean living.

May I keep a focused mind today.

May my day allow for simplicity.

May I cultivate a quiet mind today.

May I live my day in a state of continuous joy.

May I seek out wisdom and insight today.

May I spend the day guided by my intuition.

At H3 we lead group meditations every Wednesday and Friday mornings that focus on a specific daily intention. Guests are frequently commenting at the end of the day on how useful the intention meditation was to the overall outcome of their day. Guests often tell me, “That was exactly what I needed.” Soul Coaching Oracle Cards by Denise Linn are a wonderful source for daily intentions.

I would love to hear your daily intentions over the next few days. Post them on the comment forum next to this blog. I can hardly wait to read them!