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JM’s Journal: How to Start Your Day with More Intention

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How to Start Your Day with More Intention

Be More Intentional in How You Live Your Life Daily

by J.M. Troppello

Intention is everything – especially if you want to improve the trajectory of your life in a positive direction. I’m not advocating for positive thinking to get the results that you want in life. However, living life with intention is a bit different than positive thinking. It’s more about being intentional in how you live—by making good choices each day in how you live your life. Consider the following four ways that you can start your day with more intention.

1. Create

“Our intention creates our reality.” – Wayne Dyer

I love this quote from Wayne Dyer. I agree that your intention does create your reality. Start each day with quiet time. I begin my day with devotional time reading God’s Word and praying for God to guide me. You have power over your emotions. It’s important to feel your feelings, but you also need to be grounded in the reality of facts. Balance your acceptance of your current reality with the hope of bettering your future reality through the choices you make daily.

2. Think

“I don’t have control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters.” - Sza

Your thoughts play a vital role in how you can live more intentionally each day. Your perspective can affect your actions. If you focus on negative thinking all the time, that can make you behave without hope. When you concentrate on positive things, that can help you act more positively and productively in life. Begin your day more intentionally by controlling how you think.

3. Look

“The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” – Vik Muniz

This is a powerful quote by Vik Muniz. I agree that beauty is all around you. However, sometimes it’s hard to see that beauty – especially if you are so focused on the negativity in your life. You can start each day with intention by committing to look for the beauty around you. Be thankful for the little things. This may require streamlining your life and getting back to the basics.

4. Hope

“All that counts in life is intention.” – Andrea Bocelli

Keep your hope alive. The best thing you can do to start each day with intention is to continually focus on cultivating hope in your life. I find my hope in God. That’s a great quote from Andrea Bocelli. I agree. The most important thing in life is to become more intentional in how you live. It’s being more deliberate in how you love your family, friends, and other people. It’s being purposeful in how you seek God. Don’t let the fire of hope burn out in your life.

Be More Intentional Each Day

You have choices to make every day. Life is out of your control. Some things you can control. However, you can’t be in control of everything. And that’s a good thing to understand and embrace. Stay open each day to creating with intention, thinking deliberately, looking for the beauty all around you, and cultivating hope in your life.

  • Create

  • Think

  • Look

  • Hope

Have you been living intentionally?

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About the Author

JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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