Daily Intentional Habits
Consider These Daily Intentional Habits
To live a more intentional life doesn’t require grand gestures, but small habits and slight changes to your routine.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss
Consider these daily intentional habits that allow you to live with more purpose.
Set Up Routines
Before you can start adding in intentional habits to your life, you need to have daily routines.
This is how habits become habits in the first place. Nobody can try something new, then it is instantly a habit.
Good Habits come from routines, where you set a schedule, write down what you intend to do and then over time, it becomes a habit.
You can start by choosing what new habits you want to incorporate into your life, then plan them into your daily routines.
Meditation and Deep Breathing
You may need to practice being more centred and becoming more mindful, which is what meditation can help you with.
A wonderful intentional habit to start doing right now is to sit for a few minutes alone, with no distractions, and just practice your breathing. You don’t need music or candles, but that can help relax you if you’re feeling a bit stressed.
Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and get comfortable. Spend the first minute or so just relaxing your muscles. Then when you feel settled, start breathing in and out, focusing only on your breathing, and nothing else. This alone will get you into a slight meditative state where you can de-stress and better-set intentions.
We like the meditation instruction from Light Walkins. You can decide for yourself if this is something for you. We found it to be the simplest way to practice meditation. Check it out here to learn more as you begin to practice mediation https://youtu.be/llRyh-KV8C4
Simplify Your Life
Stop trying to do it all! Being more intentional with your habits sometimes means minimizing them. Don’t just stick with your old habits because you are so used to them.
If something you have been doing every day out of habit is no longer benefiting you, don’t do it!
Switch up your routine, simplify things, and only include habits that are going to be good for you and your mental health.
Celebrate Your WINS Every Day
We like this idea a lot and it is definitely another way to be more intentional in your life.
Begin celebrating each and every WIN, everything you get done and accomplish, instead of being let down by what you don’t get done.
Get out your journal at least once a day and write down what your WINS were. This might be a new healthy habit you kept up with, something you accomplished at work, a nice deed you did for someone else, really anything you can think of.
As you develop the habit of writing down your WINS daily you will begin to see how you are building a life of daily intentional habits.
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