Starting Your Day with an Intention

By June 3, 2019 November 24th, 2020 Life Inspiration from a Yogi

What would your day look like if you started by setting your intention?  First of all, what does that even mean?!  Well, starting with setting an intention for me looks like deciding how my energy should be for the day before I encounter any outside factors.  I’ll admit, I’m a SERIAL phone-scroller in the morning.  Facebook, Instagram, emails- you name it + I’ve already checked it.  What is this really doing for me though?  Allowing other people’s energy to affect mine before I’ve set in stone how I want my day to be & what I will need to amplify within myself in order to do what I need to get done that day.

Speaking of intention- what does setting an intention look like?  I LOVE to use affirmations as an intention setter.  A powerful one I use in yoga a lot is “I am ________”.  Usually this will be the first word that comes to your mind- let’s be real, for a lot of us on a Monday morning its “I am tired”.  But, telling yourself that you are tired will NOT find you more energy!  I’m not asking you to lie to yourself, but think of it as creating the result that you desire.  You are deserving of energy.  You are worthy of waking up & creating an amazing life for yourself each and every day.  “I am awake”, “I am alive”, “I am free” might be a more accurate and powerful affirmation that will start to shift your mindset from where you are to where you want to be in the morning.

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