Intentional living is about knowing why you do what you do and why you don’t do what you don’t do.
Intentional living is being willing to take a step back and evaluate the things you’re doing.
On the other hand, living also means being willing to evaluate those decisions as you go rather than just making a decision once and sticking to it no matter what.
Intentional living is about doing the things that are important to you even when they’re not easy.
Intentional living is about evaluating the advice and example of other people and taking from it what works for you.
Realize that your life is made up of choices
Every morning is a new day full of decisions and opportunity.
You get to pick your attitude and your decisions. You don’t have to let the circumstances of your past negatively determine the pattern of your life in the future. You have a choice in the matter. You do not need to be stuck in the same pattern of living that you have been for years… realize that every morning is a new opportunity.
You can leverage the power of small actions each day to your advantage. When you look back, you’ll see it was the small but consistent actions that made the most significant impact.
So start today. Define a purpose…
Identify what you want your life to communicate and contribute.
What is your message to everybody else in the world?
Find a passion to live for that is bigger than yourself. Write it down. It will bring new meaning to your life. It will wake you from the slow death of only living for yourself.
Your purpose should make you want to look forward to the next day. Your message will push you to act on it every single day in order for you to communicate it and spread it.
You will accept and love yourself more, whatever is happening in your life, when you live with purpose and design. Your purpose doesn't have to be crystal clear to you. If your intention is to live a meaningful and healthy life, you will make decisions that support this intention, and feel good about yourself when you succeed in this purpose. You will love yourself more if you see yourself accomplishing what you set out to do. You need to establish your living intentions, to do this. So start today, right here, right now!