Set Your Intentions

In all honesty, it seems as though the year 2021 is just passing by. The year started rocky for me. At the beginning of 2021, I was suffering from the worst morning sickness ever, I was in a deep depression due to my health, & I felt completely overwhelmed. My bout of depression lasted until April. The months of March & April are trauma months for me, and sometimes I struggle through. I can be honest and say I struggled. My mood, energy, & spiritual vibrations started to rise and improve in May because I set intentions and I made goals to not allow anything to stop me from what I had planned. Do you know what setting your intentions means? Once I started practicing setting my intentions my new mind frame from May until forever is to set my intentions each month. Setting intentions may sound clichรฉ, but I suggest you research & try it!

First, let us start with the meaning of setting your intentions. To set your intentions you must first be intentional. To be intentional you must act and intend to accomplish your goals through your actions. Setting your intentions is committing yourself. No matter what the commitment may be the goal is committing to whatever journey is needed to accomplish your goals. When you are intentional your focus is on point. Your focus should be on who you are, what you want to do, why you want to do it, & how you will succeed.

Now that you know what it means to set your intentions it is important to know how to set your intentions. Setting your intentions requires you to wake up every day with a set plan so that you know what direction your day is going and do not wake up without direction. Start your day with prayer, meditation, or yoga. If prayer, meditation, or yoga is not your jiff, then wake up and commit to positive vibrations only. How you wake up every morning can determine your entire day, so I suggest waking up with purpose. If you wake up and are struggling, take some time to realign your energy and get back to your original plan. Oftentimes we allow a bad day to turn into a bad week, or a bad month and setting your intentions helps with detouring a prolonged bad day! You must manifest the day, week, month, or year you want! What you intend, is usually what you attract. You have the power to attract positivity or negativity it is your choice!

Since you know that to set your intentions you must first commit, act, & bring in positivity! What intentions are you setting? I usually set my intentions based on mind, body, & spirit. Setting intentions is not about materialism. Setting intentions are about what you intend to change or growing inside and out. For example, if you want to set the intentions for improving your financial situations do not start with just focusing on money, but instead, think of what is mentally holding you back from spending and work on that first! If you are an impulsive spender that buys without thinking, set the goal of not purchasing something without 48 hours to meditate and contemplate on the right decision. If you are dealing with low self-esteem your intention could be to recite positive affirmations for the first five minutes of each day. The goal of setting your intentions is set to see change within your mind, body, and spirit! One thing I have learned through my healing journey is that all healing starts within. Healing does not start outward; you must dig deep inside before you can be successful with setting your intentions.

Trust me I know setting intentions and following through will not be a walk through the park! Setting these intentions and being successful will require accountability. It is important to hold yourself accountable. Holding yourself accountable is making sure you are staying committed to the process and putting in the effort every day! Setting your intentions is not something that will bring change overnight, but if you stay accountable there is an opportunity for you to change your life mentally, physically, & spiritually. Breath, and remind yourself that you can accomplish the goals you want to achieve by setting your intentions and following through. Remember! It is okay to fall off the wagon only if you continue to get up and not stay off the wagon. Setting your intentions will take practice, eventually, you will feel connected with your set intentions and you will also become determined about all intentions you are setting. Today is June 1st, 2021 it is the perfect time to set your intentions for June! If you are shaky about the concept, then start with setting one intention for this month and commit to it. After you feel confident about setting one intention move up and start setting three intentions a month instead of one. Regardless of what you decide for June live in your purpose, and do not allow a week, month, or another year to go by without having a plan! Life is short, and you only have one to live!


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Also, try the following books that helped me with setting intentions:

The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dr. Dyer (Author)

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek