Valentines day is right around the corner and I want to talk about setting intentions for yourself. After my divorce, I had to rethink about what it means to take care of myself and one of the best activities I’ve done for myself is to set intentions and reflect on it. Here are my top three tips on creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself no matter what stage you are in your life:
1. Get an intention journal – Intention journals have always helped me reflect back on my original thoughts and how I started out. It may change throughout the month, but it helps me pause and give a moment of reflection. Even if it’s something minimal, jot it down, it may continue to grow.
2. Jot down (yes, write) what is the most important to you. What brings you the most happiness and joy in your life? Answer these questions in your journal and find ways to expand on these. I read somewhere that passion is for yourself and purpose is for others. If you have a passion, keep pursuing your dream and reflect on your progress. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come, progress is progress.
3. Share your intentions. It’s wonderful to share what your plans are for the year, and if you have a friend or loved one to share this with, I bet the encouragement will help make this journey fun and inspiring. I’ve been blessed with having amazing children + friends who always cheer me on. I think sharing your passion with others not only inspires others but it also leads creative discussions and who knows what new friendships you will ignite!
Here are some quotes I want to leave you with:
“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
“Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”
Anthon St. Maarten
“The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” — Joshua Becker
Let me know in the comments below what kind of intentions you are setting for yourself and this year! I would love to hear from you 🥰
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