It’s officially Spring and every day I wake up to new flowers blooming in the ATL. Although we set intentions for the new year back in January, we might have lost sight of them. Will you join me at Firefly in a little “spring” cleaning? Together, we can dust off our intentions, and breathe some life back into them for the rest of this year.
How about committing to a 30 day yoga challenge to kick start that resolution to get your body and/or mind in better shape for 2019? How about some yoga + hiking? How about a Vision Board Workshop to bring clarity to your goals?
Join us for a seated meditation at the studio or re-commit to your personal meditation practice. Try an aerial yoga class and step outside your comfort zone. Stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new is one of the most effective ways to jump start your intentions for the year. Regardless of your path forward, the goal is to bring your intentions to life for the rest of 2019.
What are the key elements of an intention?
1 Intention fuels your potential. Think of intention as your road map for the territory of your life. It is how you become Self driven.
2 Intention is felt in your body. When you hit on your intentions you feel positive, excited and even passionate. It feels like a YES!
3 Intention keeps you on your path. When you are living on a road of intention, you know what “landmarks” to watch out for — and you feel when you are following it.
4 Intention deserves your full attention. Stay tuned in to your internal compass. Listen to signs from your heart and gut that you are staying true to your path. Your body, if you listen, will speak volumes. Focus your attention towards experiences that feel right because they align with your intention.
Intentions are our deep beliefs tied to our core values.
Goals are the actions we take based on our intentions and are future focused.
Our Intentions are the map for our Goals.
When intentions are clear, we need less energy for our goals. We feel connected and clear, we feel we are on the right path and living our truth.
When goals are backed by our Intentions it feels like being on “cruise control” — like the Goals are driving themselves. We move towards our goals with ease.
Here are some “turn by turn” directions for how to implement this idea in your own life, today:
1 List a Core Value or belief you hold
2 Write down an intention you would like to have in regards to that Value
3 Set a goal/action you will move toward to live out that intention
Example road map:
Values/Belief: It is important to me to be in nature.
• To spend more time hiking
Goal to achieve: What is the final goal?
To take a weekend hiking trip in October
Specific Action: What specific actions will I take to achieve this goal?
• I will join a hiking club
• I will invite my friends to hike
• I will research local trails that can be hiked in a weekend.
Gradually, I will increase this behavior: (Be specific here. Non specific steps lead to failure. Specific steps lead to success.)
• I will increase my hiking time by 30 minutes every weekend for 3 months.
Enjoy the journey intentionally
Just like the smallest journey to the corner store can be an adventure, your goals and actions do not need to be grandiose to be meaningful. Just begin with the smallest new step you feel you can complete successfully. It is important to understand exactly what you are currently doing so that you can be clear about what steps you need to take towards living your intentions.
Set your intentions, change your life!
Want a refresh on setting intentions? We have created some beautiful tools at Firefly to help people set their intentions! You can create lasting change for yourself in 2019 and beyond.
Think you might need some one on one help learning to listen to your internal GPS? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a complimentary 30 minute coaching session to discuss your intentions and goals.
With Love + Light!