The Power of Setting an Intention

setting an intention

Having little children, it’s easy for my mornings to “not be my own.” It’s easy to wake up and hit the ground running. But on the days that I jump from bed to shower to kitchen without first pausing and coming into stillness, inevitably the day feels off…even before 8 a.m.

You know the feeling. Whether you are caring for children, an elderly parent, or your own self, when we “hit the ground running,” we are starting our day with amped up nervous systems and distracted attention. We get pulled into our email inbox. We get swept up in posts on social media. We get overwhelmed by all there is to do today. And then we are late getting out the door! So we hurry and rush to work!

Taking a Sacred Pause every single morning can be a life saver. Within that Sacred Pause, setting an intention for how you want to go about your day can be a game changer.

Setting an intention focuses our minds, hearts, and energy. It directs our actions and behaviors.

And in a world of distractions right at our fingertips, we need that Sacred Pause and our Intention like we need air to breathe.

Start this fall off right and create space to pause, turn inward, and practice setting an intention for your day. This Sacred Pause will be your time of resourcing you. This intention will be your touchstone throughout the day, guiding your decisions and maintaining your focus.

Wednesday, September 9, at 1 p.m., our new Mind-Body Connections year will begin! Come and join us for a more in depth exploration of setting an intention for your day that is based on how you want to live your LIFE. Come and join in with our community.

You can register here.

I look forward to seeing you all next week.


This post was written by Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LICSW, RYT, Wellness Workshop Facilitator, Psychotherapist, Compassion Coach and Soulful Writer at Barefoot Barn.

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