The other type is who start their day more mindful way. That means, uplifting the status of their mind by meditating to make a clear vision for the successful day. This is more like a part of their daily morning routine and setting a daily intention is part of it.
As the next step, they always go through their daily targets or goals. All these things are already saturated in people’s daily lifestyles and yet people are struggling with achieving their goals or daily targets.
One of the reasons for having difficulties achieving daily goals is, they are not passionate about them or most of the goals were set just only by considering the future economy or the family status or sometimes on the push of their parents.
On the other hand, some are not satisfied or happy about them, even when they have achieved all their goals successfully…
This is the place where intentions come to play.
What is Intention?
The word ‘intention’ is derived from the Latin “intendere” or “intentio”, which means both “stretching” and “purpose”.
Intentions are the demonstration of who you actually are and the true purpose of your life. In other words, intentions illustrate the passion or the vision of your life. They make the journey of achieving your goals, more satisfied and easier. Nevertheless, they have the power of keeping you committed to your goals.
Your intention could be about anything.
As an example, you have set a goal to save $1million within 5 years. Based on this goal, you might have an intention of helping people financially. If you dig deeper into your thoughts, you may have a much wider intention such as, start a business and give jobs to people who are struggling to find good career opportunities.
Though your journey of making $1 million is hard, your intention can make you motivated and keep you on track.
The only rule that you need to adhere, whenever you set your intention is, being honest with yourself. You need to know the passion and purpose of your life.
Moreover, science has proved that there are lots of benefits in intentions such as relieving chronic diseases, healing past emotional wounds, and helping to manifest our most-loathed desires.
Biology behind Intentions
Someone can say, setting an intention is more spiritual or woo-woo rather than scientific. Therefore, it is important to find the scientific side of this topic.
Daily intentions set your reticular activation system (RAS) to work. Your RAS is essentially a filter for information. Your brain is overloaded with information every day, and it simply cannot absorb all those colours, noises, and facts, so it filters them based on your belief system
According to Dr Bruce Lipton “The beliefs we hold in our mind are converted into electromagnetic fields by nerve cells and the brain ‘broadcasts’ this information to all of the cells within our body. Cells respond to the information in these energy fields and use it to control their behaviour and gene activity.”
How to Set Daily intentions
Setting daily intentions is not that hard if you know the true purpose of your life. That means, your intentions must deeply be resonated with your true self.
If you can answer the question of “what drives you to achieve your goals”, your intention is powerful.
Always keep it as simple as possible. If you have a deeper intention like my example earlier, you can divide it into mini intentions just as you make mini-goals in order to achieve your ultimate goal.
Every day you don’t have to keep the same intention. You can change them based on your daily to-do list and your overall thoughts.
Once Lewis Howes said “I’m a big fan of intention. That’s because I have learned first-hand the power of setting my intention on my goal and making all decisions based off that intention.”