Each and every day, we can set the tone for our day. How do we want to show up in our lives today? What do we want to get out of this day? What is truly important to us today? Setting intentions in the morning can help us in two ways. They not only answer those questions, but they also can help guide us through our day as well. For example, our day unfolds and unforeseen circumstances occur, as they always will, and we begin to feel frazzled. We can take a step back, breathe and remember our intentions that we set in the morning to help guide us back to what’s truly important to us today. This will help to put everything back into perspective.
Pondering Jiva’s questions in my mind, I thought of what was truly important to me today. It is to be mindful in everything I say, think and do. It is to have a compassionate and loving heart. It is to experience lightness of body. It is to have an alert and reflective mind. And finally, it is to have a joyful and energetic body. For the past four or so months, I say these particular intentions every morning before I get out of bed and in doing so, my days have been much more fulfilling. My mindset has been more positive. My body has been more energetic. My soul has felt a sense of joy, a sense of excitement.
It doesn’t take long to incorporate setting intentions into our morning routine. Setting intentions for our day helps us to answer how we want to show up for our day. No matter what happens during the day, we can always use our intentions to guide us through our day.