How Living Life Intentionally is Different than Living A Life of Intention. 5 Steps to Making Next Year Different
By Jackie White
The end of year is inevitably a time when we look back on how and what we did over the past 12 months. Sometimes it’s easy to rattle off a few accomplishments and other times you wonder were you even present during your past year of life? Life does march on whether you are paying attention or not. The question then becomes, how can you live your life in a way that in a year from now, you will feel accomplished and proud of who you were in 2022?
It all begins with intention and I don’t mean that you have an intention to want to achieve X,Y or Z. For example words of good intention go something like this:
Someday I want to
Hopefully I can
On occasion I am intentional
Words of intentional living take on a different meaning. Essentially these words are the actions you are going to take persistently and continually throughout the year.
Today, I will
My strategy to achieve X,Y Z is…
I will definitely do…
When you live intentionally you are present and mindful of what your end goals are. So for example, if you wanted to save money to purchase a new boat, you would have to take action everyday to consciously put money away in savings. If you want this next year to feel like you made a difference, you might want to consider volunteering in some capacity. Doing one act of charitable work is helpful, but for it to be meaningful to you over time, you will want to be purposeful in volunteering each month.
Looking to be intentional over an entire year’s time can feel like a lot, but you can do it in 5 easy steps:
SoulShine wants you to succeed. Living intentionally is most people’s intention, but many times they fall short in motivation, persistence and inspiration to keep going. Sometimes they need more tools or support and because of this, SoulShine is launching a new private Facebook group to assist you in your commitment to living intentionally. To join this free group click here:
We look forward to walking with you on your intentional journey through life!
Jackie White has been writing about life and its ups and downs for many years. With a degree in Industrial Psychology and a life-long student of personal development she is intrigued by how each individual chooses to live their life. Jackie feels strongly that truly living your best life is imperative to attaining peace and fulfillment. SoulShine was borne of her desire to inspire and teach others to live their best life. This is her mission and her dream.