If you set goals, you're only halfway there. In order to truly move the needle forward in achieving those goals, it is essential to attach intentions to them. An intention is simply a guiding "word" or "phrase" that you can set for your month, your week, or your day. An intention's primary objective is to guide the course of your actions throughout that day. Inevitably, your intentions will align with your goals. Unlike goals, an intention is intangible- it's something meant to be felt, not done. If you do it correctly, an intention should evoke a feeling or emotion that will align with your mind and heart. Wonder why we recommend intentions in addition to or even as a substitute to goals? Here are some of the key benefits of setting intentions.
1. Intentions Have No Limits
The wonderful thing about intentions is that you can set a new one each day, and can set multiple for one day. The possibilities are endless when it comes to setting intentions, there's no such thing as having too many. Creating a purpose for that day forces you to be present, forgiving yourself from the past and alleviating you from any future anxieties.
2. Intentions Affect Every Aspect of Your Life
Setting intentions will impact how you show up to daily activities- everything from your professional activities as well as your physical ones like yoga, running, and working out can integrate your intention. The same intention will present itself in disparate areas of your life, with power to transform your mind, body, and soul.
3. Intentions Keep You Centered
The power of an intention- whether it's just one or several is that they can be experienced all at once, ensuring that you feel whole. Setting intentions ensures that you don't feel that something is missing or lacking in your life. In this moment, intentions promise you feelings of presence, awareness, and fullness.
4. Intentions Improve Your Effectiveness
By setting your intention, your subconscious has a magical way to ensure that opportunities to practice that intention appear in small and big ways. A positive intention leads to a positive attitude. And a positive attitude unblocks barriers and increases productivity.
5. Intentions Make You More Mindful
You can fully immerse yourself in the present moment and not become fixated on what you don’t have yet. Doing everything with intent will also help you to become more in tune with your spiritual being. This can help you to approach your life more spiritually, and it will open your heart and mind. When you do this, it paves way to naturally achieve your goals.
Our SILK + SONDER journals have the prompts to help you craft your intentions for the week and month. Practice makes perfect!