What Is a Daily Intention
A daily intention is what you want to focus your energy on that particular day. Setting a daily intention can help you stay focused on what is really important to you. By picking a theme or area that you want to focus on each day you can give every day a purpose. I like to set a new intention every day because I can pick something that I feel excited to focus on that day. I have made this part of my morning journaling practice but you could also set an alarm on your phone or put a sticky note somewhere to remind you to set an intention.
Ask yourself these questions when setting a daily intention:
What would feel good to focus on or accomplish today?
What could I do to make my life better right now?
What could I do today that the future me would thank me for?
Here are some ideas for daily intentions you could set. I think they are most impactful when they feel inspired to you so pick something that feels really good to you or create your own intention that really aligns with you.
Create a clean and inviting space
Make everyone I meet feel appreciated
Put myself first
Forgive the past
Practice patience in everything I do
Set myself up for the future
Show up as my most authentic self
Create a safe space for others to be themselves
Love unconditionally and without expectations
Eat healthy food
Smile more often
Meet new people
Make people feel appreciated
Make the world better
Improve my living situation
Take excellent care of my body
Step out of my comfort zone
Do things that make me feel really good
Laugh more often and spread laughter
Make my work environment more positive
Celebrate this day
Confront your fears
Manifest happiness and joy
Be intentional with my time
Practice strong boundaries
Appreciate the beauty in the everyday
Feel more at peace
Practice gratitude for what I already have
Surrender and trust the process
Start a new project
Finish an old project
Show up passionately
Be in the moment
I hope this list gives you some ideas for setting daily intentions. I find that having something new to focus on each day helps keep each day from getting repetitive and takes some of the “grind” out of the workweek.
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