When you are intentional about something, your focus is in the moment: who you are, what you do, why you do it.
Intentions are personal goals. They are things you intend to do. This could be a daily thing, like how you want to be today, or a big life goal that you’ll work towards for years.
For example, ‘improving my listening skills’, or ‘being more calm under pressure’. Not only will this help you develop this life skill, but you’ll learn more about how you can develop yourself and take control of your own learning and you can return to your intention.
If you feel ready to set an intention then we can talk you through that here.
The first question you need to ask yourself is…
What would you like to commit to?
Step 1: If there’s something clear that comes to mind then write it down now. Otherwise, brainstorm a few things until something stronger comes through.
Once you’ve written that down, take a moment to think about if the words you’ve written are clear and confident – you might want to rewrite it so that it hits these criteria.
• Be clear
Have the intention clearly in your mind
• Be confident
Believe that you can achieve your goal
Make it special
Step 2: Once you are clear and confident with the words that you are using, it’s time to make it special. Find some nice paper and some colourful pens or other craft materials if you have them. It’s important to make the intention special.
Step 3: Put it somewhere safe.
• Take regular action
Think about 1 action every day that can help.
• Look out for opportunities
Take all the opportunities that come your way, even if they are not planned.
• Share it with others
You never know how people might be able to help you.
• Be grateful
Reflect on the steps you take along the way and be thankful. This can help you stay motivated.