The intention is something that refers to the underlying reasons for everything we do or even think. From the perspective of our brains, our unconscious impulses, to the way we act unintentionally.
Because the portion of our brain that is unconscious makes the majority of our decisions and because it controls our behaviors, working on it can help to improve the alignment of our conscious thinking with a primal emotional drive that the lower centers work with. There are a lot of motivations that are included in this including safety, reward, purpose, self-identity, among others.
Set an intention for yourself while understanding the primal motivation factor. This can help to strengthen the overall connection between both the upper and lower centers in the brain. By doing this, you’ll be able to ensure that all of your actions, responses, and even words are mindful.
The best time of the day to practice this would be right when you wake up. Before doing anything else, you’ll want to practice this thing at Live Enhanced.
- Upon waking up, consider putting yourself in a relaxed state. Instead of reaching for your phone or favorite mobile device, close your eyes and allow yourself to be in a meditative state. Connect with your body in a way that allows you to relax. Ensure your adhering to optimal posture.
- Take long and deep breaths. Breathing is very important and you want to be doing it properly to practice mindfulness the right way. Breath directly in through your nose and out through your mouth. Allow yourself to get into a rhythm with your breathing. Hold your hand on your chest to ensure you’re taking deep breaths. Learn how to be mindful and this will help you to relax.
- Ask yourself what you are planning on doing today. Use the following prompts to answer that question effectively. Ask yourself:
– How can I show up today and make the biggest impact?
– What can I do to develop better?
– What should I do to take care of myself better?
– How can I become more compassionate to people around me?
– How can I feel more fulfilled?
- You’ll want to set your intentions for the day. For instance, “Today is the day where I will be kind to myself. I will be more patient with those around me. I will give more than I take. I will eat better today.” Think of things you’ll be able to improve upon every day.
- Throughout each day, consider checking in on yourself and how you are doing. Give yourself time for yourself each day. Take a pause, take a minute to reflect, and to breathe. You’ll find that it’s easy to become increasingly conscious of your intentions throughout the day.