There are morning when we wake and rush into the day headfirst without any understanding of what we hope to achieve. We just want to get through the day, and we’re often at a loss as to what we could do to make our day more fulfilling or to improve our overall wellbeing.
If we don’t create an intention for our day, the day can flounder. It struggles. We struggle when we lose sight of the bigger picture we have for ourselves. Our lives are so filled with distractions, we often never remember to focus on what our intuition tells us and what we really need.
It helps to be mindful of our greater intentions so that we can help shape them into being.
Our attitude is the single greatest factor that determines how our day will go.
Something I have been finding so useful is daily journalling. I don’t have time to sit and mull one thoughts most days, I’ve found having a morning ritual of intention setting, as been unbelievably helpful to living my day more consciously.
Start your day by answering the following four questions. Write down your answers (they don’t need to be long)
If you have time just before bed it’s nice to be able to look over the day’s answers to see how you did. The important thing to remember is each day is a new page, what ever happened the day before that wasn’t in alignment with your intentions, is accepted and renewed the next day!
The goal is to increase the ongoing moment-to-moment mindfulness of your day’s greatest intention.
1. How can I best navigate this day?
Is there a specific schedule you need to keep today? Are there certain deadlines you need to be aware of? Are there any sensitive complexities you need to keep in mind? Is there a behaviour or personal tendency you need to be mindful of?
2. What is my greatest intention?
Is it personal, health, spiritual, or a career focussed intention? Today it might be something to do with work, tomorrow it might be something to do with your relationship.
3. How can I best serve my truest self?
Do you have any personal needs you've been ignoring? What can you do for your own greater good? What can you eliminate from your day that might cause you undue stress? What might you do for yourself that will positively affect your entire day?
4. What energy do I want to bring into all of today’s unfoldings?
You are responsible for the energy you bring into every moment, into every interaction and every conversation, and into every room you walk into. No-one else.
Perhaps what you need most today is a focussed and driven energy so you can accomplish everything that needs to be done. Maybe there’s some difficulties you need to approach that require a calm, cool and patient head. Or maybe what you need most is to move forward in your day with a sense of compassion, patience and understanding.
Whatever energy you feel you need today, be mindful of it. Be aware of the nature of your mind.
These are simple moments of reflection to help remind you of what your greatest intentions are and to help keep you on track.