How To Live a More Intentional Life

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#Twosday Tuesday is here! Your weekly dose of two tips to help you create a healthier lifestyle. Spring is in the air and with that comes a chance to renew our commitments to ourselves. Let's take this month to do our best to live more intentionally!

Tip #1: Don't just set goals, instead create an action plan. 

Goals are great, but anyone can set a goal. The real payoff lies in being able to go after that goal with intention and consistency. 

Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them - Steven R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

If you want to lose weight, you can tell me that those 20 pounds will come off, but I'm not convinced until you outline to me your detailed plan and how far you're willing to go to make it a reality! I can tell the difference between those who are going to achieve their goals, and those that are going to fall short again and again. The hard truth is you need to be willing to get uncomfortable, create self-discipline, experiment with new habits, and live with intention if you’re serious about seeing results!

Which takes us to tip #2...

Tip #2: Pay attention to your habits.

Those little things you do here and there (like picking at your kids leftovers instead of making yourself a healthy meal - having a glass of wine every night - waiting until the end of the day to get in a workout only to cancel on yourself) add up! These little habits and "easy zones" are where a lot of life gets lived. 

40% of our lives live in habits. Pay attention to these little critters because they feed off each other, one created on the back of another like gremlins! Don't live life by accident. Begin to pay attention to areas where you can introduce a few healthier habits so you can live more of life out of intent. Take a week and pay attention. An easy way to figure out where to begin is to notice where you're feeling the most resistance. The more unwilling you are to change up a habit, the more attention it needs from you. Don't be afraid to try something new, like skipping that glass of wine, and see what it opens up for you. (More focus, clarity, less snacking and nibbling maybe.) Start small :)

I hope you enjoyed this weeks #Twosday Tips! If so, please share with a friend and spread the love! 

For a deeper dive into learning how to live a more purpose-filled life, click here for my daily practice I do every morning before even getting out of bed! Start your day off right!

Live More Purposefully: A Daily Practice