Setting Daily Intentions for Mental Health

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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

Spread joy

Put myself first

Forgive the past

Practice patience in everything I do

Set myself up for the future

Act generously

Show up as my most authentic self

Encourage others

Create a safe space for others to be themselves

Celebrate differences

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

Love deeply

Celebrate this day

Confront your fears

Manifest happiness and joy

Be intentional with my time

Practice strong boundaries

Appreciate the beauty in the everyday

Be helpful

Feel more at peace

Practice gratitude for what I already have

Prioritize self-care

Surrender and trust the process

Start a new project

Finish an old project

Get excited

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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