Daily intentions are important—not just for mental health, but also for success.
Living an intentional life is vital if you truly want to make the best use of your time and invest your energy in the wisest manner possible.
We only get so much time and energy every day. And being intentional and choosing specifically how we wish to use it is really good for your overall health and wellness.
It also helps to keep added stress at bay, and facilitates a deeper understanding of self and your overall life purpose.
But what is a daily intention meditation—and how do you do it?
To put it simply, a daily intention meditation is an exercise where you very specifically focus on your intent for the day, meditate on it, set goals for it, and invest direct and focused energy into it.
So, in this post, you’re going to learn exactly how to do it.
Let’s jump into it and get started.
Step 1: Sit Down And Clear Your Mind
As with any meditative exercise, you want to sit down and try to clear your mind.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t have to be perfect.
Your mind doesn’t have to be a perfectly calm, blank slate.
Just try to sit down and think of nothing in particular for a couple of minutes.
Step 2: Think About Your Priorities For The Day
What specific emotions are important to master today?
What specific tasks are important to get done today?
Feel free to have a conversation with yourself about these important things.
When you’re ready, move on to the next step.
Step 3: Write Down Your Intentions
This works best when you use a physical notebook and writing utensil.
However, in the absence of a physical journal or notebook, an electronic device will suffice.
In very simple terms, write down the emotions that are important to focus on today, as well as the tasks that you wish to accomplish.
You should try not to have any preconceived notions about setting elaborate goals for yourself.
Just write down three, four, or five things that are important today, that you’d like to be intentional about.
Step 4: Now It’s Time To Spend A Few More Minutes Meditating On The Things You’ve Written Down
Commit to yourself to make these things a priority today.
This is how you set your intentions and create them for the rest of the day.
For best results, try to schedule this exercise for first thing in the morning.
However, it could also be performed on your first coffee break during breakfast, or even partway through the morning.
But the sooner you get to it after waking up, the better.
There you have it.
4 steps for orchestrating a simple intention meditation to set your day up for success.
Armed with this information, now you know how to get out there and achieve the things that are important to you.
You’ve got this.
Now, all that’s left is to give it a try.