So what is intentional living? Living intentionally is the idea that we are guiding and shaping our life (career, finances, recreation, spirituality and relationships). Have you ever asked yourself, “Where has the time gone?” This often happens when our life is on autopilot. We are moving, but we are not truly enjoying or being intentional about where and how we want things to go.
Now before you jump into the questionnaire, I want you to take a few minutes to just think about your values and what they mean to you. You will want to take notes during this process. Mindfully ponder what makes you happy and where you want to be in the next year. Once you have given this some thought, you will be better able to focus on what “being Intentional” means to you.
Take another few minutes to visualize the last time you were fully engaged with life and having a good time. Maybe it was a conversation with a friend, dinner out, or watching a movie. Notice how the feeling of pure joy comes up in your spirit. Now with that feeling and same intention, begin to ponder the questions below. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. This is all about you and what works for you.
So here are a few questions to help you get clear about your intentions and starting living life more intentionally.
- Am I satisfied with the relationships that I have with my spouse, significant other or children? How can I be more intentional about building good relationships with them? Or letting go of relationships that no longer are aligned with my peace?
- Am I happy with my present job or business? The income I earn? What would happiness and joy look like for me in this area? Maybe it’s time to shift up in your career, shift to something new that brings you life, or develop systems that allow life to flow more smoothly.
- Am I creating the life I always wanted for myself? Is this my season to shift? Are you really living, or is your life on autopilot?
- If I could have the life that I wanted every single day, what would that look like?
Living intentionally means deciding what actions you need to take and then going for it. When you are intentional you understand the “why” of everything you engage in, from walking daily or eating out to traveling to a new destination. Write to me and let me know how you are living intentionally.
Wishing you peace and abundance,