Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It is also the first day of the 2nd half of 2011. Today I decided to set a very specific intention for the rest of the year. Having felt burdened for the 1st half of the year by an emotional heaviness, I am first and foremost consciously choosing to let go of that which isn’t serving me and focusing on that which will nurture my growth. I find whenever I mindfully attach intention to any project or situation, it significantly increases the quality of whatever I’m looking to achieve.
Just for today, grab your journal or writing pad and think about something you wish to accomplish. Write it down and then think about your intention for that goal. Perhaps you wish to save money to take a vacation – so “Save $1200 for vacation” might be the goal, but the intent would be, “By creating some much needed time off and away, I can rest and return to my busy life with a clearer mind.” Write down your intention and feel free to return to it for inspiration and tweak it as needed. You may find it helpful to write your intention on pieces of paper to post in places where they will remind you of why you are working so hard to achieve your goals.
If you’d be willing to share your goals, feel free to post them below. Putting them out to the world is a great way to solidify your intentions.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!