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  • Writer's pictureMindfully Kind

"How can the practice of setting intentions improve your life?"

Great question, I am glad you asked... (Thank you to Elyse Myers, this is a great opener!!)

Let's start with the basics.

Question: What is an intention?

Answer: A conscious, deliberate thought, desire, or even goals that help guide our actions and behaviors.

Question: Isn't that just a fancy way to say a "Wish"

Answer: Think of an intention as a commitment to yourself that reflects your values, beliefs and priorities.

Question: How does it relate to Holistic Health?

Answer: Intentions play the role of nurturing your overall wellbeing and balance.

Let's break it down a bit more; setting intentions is a practice that can impact one's energy and overall mind-body wellness. I am going to share 4 aspects of intention setting and share the ways that using intention(s) can positively influence your energy and your life:

Clarity and Focus: when setting clear intentions, it can guide you to clarify your desires, goals and priorities when you have clear intentions. By being able to focus on your energy and attention on things that truly matter to you; clarity and focus can reduce mental clutter and distractions allowing you to channel your energy more effectively towards manifesting your intentions.

Alignment and Purpose: Being mindful of attention setting can encourage you to align your actions with your core values and purpose in life. When your intentions are aligned with your deepest desires and values you may experience a greater sense of authenticity, fulfillment and inner harmony. This alignment with purpose can energize you and influences your actions with meaning, passion and by enhancing your overall sense of well-being.

Positive Mindset and Attitude: Intention setting can cultivate a positive mindset and attitude that fosters optimism, resilience, and empowerment.  When you focus on what you want to create or achieve rather than focusing on past mistakes or perceived limitations, you will see a shift in your perspective towards abundance and possibility. Having this positive outlook may uplift your energy and enhance your ability to overcome obstacles and challenges with grace and resilience.

Energetic resonance and manifestation: intention setting can harness the power of intentionality to manifest your desires and attract positive outcomes in your life. When you set clear intentions and infuse it with positive energy and emotion you create a vibrational resonance that aligns with the frequency of your desires this energetic resonance acts as a magnet drawing opportunity resources and synchronicities into your life that support the manifestation of your intention by consistently focusing your energy and your attention on your intentions you amplify their manifestation potential and create a positive feedback loop of abundance and fulfillment

This practice is transformative, it empowers you to be clear in your desires, guiding you to align with your purpose, leading you to cultivate a positive mindset and supporting you to manifest your dreams into reality. When you consciously direct your energy and awareness towards your intentions, you can elevate your vibration and that will attract positive outcomes and create a life full of joy, fulfillment and abundance.


Affirmations for setting intentions:

“I trust in the power of my intentions for positive outcomes in all areas of my life, to nurture my growth and wellbeing.”

“I release any doubts or fears that may hinder my progress and I affirm my ability to create the life I envision through my focused intentions.”

“I am deserving of abundance, joy and fulfillment. I set the intentions that reflect my belief that I am worthy of receiving all that I desire.”


Some songs that convey positivity, empowerment and intentionally and inspire living with purpose, courage, and gratitude:


“Beautiful Day” by U2

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

“I hope you dance” by Lee Ann Womack

“Roar” by Katy Perry

“Good Life” by One Republic

“Golden” by Jill Scott

“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

If you are already practicing setting intentions, this may have been a refresher or a reminder. If you are just getting your feet wet, I hope this helped alleviate what is holding you back from trying. If this isn’t something you are into, I thank you for taking the time to read this. No matter how or why you stumbled across this. I send you Big Love Energy!



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