To lead a fulfilling, purposeful life, you must lead a life full of intention.
Making habits for yourself to live with intention is so impactful. Knowing which direction you want to take in life creates a path worth exploring.
Living every day with intention means being mindful of your daily choices and how they guide you throughout your life.
You get to set the rules on how you want to live your life. Deciding your purpose and the values, as well as habits that you want to keep, is so important in creating the life that you want to live.
It’s so easy to take each day as they come, and slip into a redundant cycle. To add, it’s also very easy to let others tell you how your daily life should be.
If you live with intent, this helps your goals, your growth, and ultimately, your happiness.
Here are 6 habits you can use when living your life with intention :
1. Create a To-Do list
One of the best strategies when living with intention is staying on track. Making a plan daily can help you with stay focused on your goals every day. It can be as simple as 3 items on your list you’d like to get done by the end of the day.
Take the time to tidy your work area or private spaces. Leaving your living space messy can create clutter in your mind. Also, throw out anything that is connected with negative emotions (your ex-boyfriend's jumper, for example).
3. Be Intentional with the food you eat
Educating yourself on the types of food you eat, why you eat them, and the benefits it has on your mind and body is truly life-changing.
Once you start thinking about the quality of your food and being mindful of the vitamins, protein and nutrients that are going into your body, you can start seeing drastic change on how you think and feel about food.
4. Be mindful of the relationships you keep
Relationships can either enrich your mind or hold you back. Creating a support system that encourages and pushes you towards you accomplishing your goals is so beneficial to living with intent.
Knowing who you want to surround yourself with and keeping people in your life to serve your values and common goals leads you down a more fulfilling life.
5. Be intentional about your body
It’s important to be mindful about your body's wants and needs. You should move your body at least 15-30 minutes per day.
Living with intent would be to educate your mind on different strategies you can take in order to give your body the movement it craves. Put health first. Listen to your body when it needs a good stretch or if it needs time to rest.
Decide on what is the right approach for yourself when it comes to fitness and create a plan for yourself.
6. Social Media detox
It’s important to take time to check in with yourself. Social Media is loud and can deter you on your journey. Take the necessary time to unplug your phone and step away.
7. Check in with yourself
How are you doing? Take time every single day for this peaceful moment. This could come in many forms. Meditation, journaling, being in nature. Whatever you do, make a habit to be alone.
In life, we are on a constant journey to fulfilling our life's purpose. Seeking our ultimate goal in life is what makes the journey so thrilling - so worthwhile.
Remind yourself daily of your intentions. Say it out loud. Write it down. Tell a loved one.
Create the life that you see worth living. Above all, be present. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings and take in all that’s around you.
'Living with Intention is living with Purpose'