There’s a lot of talk about intentional living.
But what does it really mean? Intentional living is living with purpose and making decisions that support that purpose. This tends to be the opposite of what most people do. Most people are satisfied with the status quo and only take action to deal with their disasters that happen along the way.
Intentional living is about choosing the type of person you would love to be and the type of life you want to live and then holding yourself to it.
Here Are 9 Techniques for Living an Intentional Life That You Love:
Understand That Your Choices Matter.
An intentional life is all about making choices that make sense for you and your beliefs. Your choices determine the direction of your life and are the first steps to creating the results you experience.
- Your greatest power is the power of decision.
- The past doesn’t have to be an issue; You can change how you view the world and live in a new way.
Describe Your Dream Life.
Have a vision in mind. Think about how you would love to live. Be bold and leave your limitations behind for a moment.
- Think about your ideal day. How would you spend your time? Who else would be there? Where would you live? What would your finances be like? Take some time to reflect upon this.
Know Your Values.
A big part of intentional living is living according to your values. It is not about reacting to everything in the most expedient fashion. It’s about living on your own terms. It’s necessary to be intimately familiar with your values to accomplish that.
Set Goals for the Major Areas of Your Life.
These typically include your finances, career, relationships, and health. Of course, you can add as many categories as you need depending on your aspirations, values, and what you love.
Choose Habits That Support Those Goals.
Intentional living is much easier with supportive habits in place. You’ll run out of willpower otherwise. Pick a couple of simple, but effective habits that will help you to attain each of your goals and begin implementing them.
Choose How You Spend Your Time.
Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to what we do each day. Keeping your dreams and values in mind, what is the best thing for you to do at this moment? What do you need to accomplish today? Make choices and avoid operating on autopilot.
Gain Control Over Your Impulses.
Most of our impulses lead us in the wrong direction. They’re often habitual and related to pleasure or avoiding discomfort. Intentional living is about making rational decisions and following through regardless of comfort.
This includes all distractions, including thoughts of the past or future. Intention requires presence. Distractions are by definition things you should not be doing at that moment. Even paying your bills can be a distraction if you ought to be doing something more important at that time.
How well did you do today at intentionally living a life you love? What challenges did you face? Where did you fall short? What can you do tomorrow better than you did today?
Are you choosing and creating your life or just living by default?
Living a life you that love will never happen by accident.
Be bold enough to choose the life you want to lead. Decide the type of person you want to be. Make your decisions and choose your actions accordingly.
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one on one private session with Moira or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities? I invite you to open the door.
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Moira Hutchison is a Mindset Cultivator, Energy Healer, and Tarot Card Reader. Her specialties range from helping people with broad goals such as accepting change, life planning, and personal balance, to specific goals like gaining motivation and overcoming issues such as procrastination, excess stress and self-sabotage.