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My New Intentions For The Month - Will You Join Me?

My New Intentions For The Month - Will You Join Me?

Greetings Mind Movies community!

Nat here, and I don’t know about you, but whenever a new month comes along, I like to review my current habits and behaviors to make sure I’m still going about life with intention and drive. I think of it as a way for me to turn the microscope on the everyday behaviors I’m doing to make sure I’m not getting stuck in a bad habit or lingering in autopilot mode.

You see, there's a lot of intention setting that goes on at the start of a new year, but what about intention setting for other times throughout the year? Well, instead of waiting until January 1st to scramble and set new intentions every year, the start of each new month is a great time to reset and refocus.

Setting an intention is basically an act of creation, and I believe that when you're intentional and mindful about your actions, you’ll find it easier to create the life of your dreams.

So for this month, there are a few things I’m going to be trying out! These are essentially little goals and intentions I plan to use to recenter my energy, improve my habits, and make my days more fulfilling.

Natalie Taking a Selfie from Boat

But the real question is, will you join me?

Well first, think about this:

Is there an intention that would make your life more joyful and more meaningful? Do you want to improve a certain area of your life, like your physical health, or your spirituality?

Well, here’s a list I’ve compiled of new things you can practice along with me this month that will boost both your physical health and mental health, so you can feel healthy, happy, and intentional in your daily life and in turn, make strides towards your more long-term goals.

Are you ready?

  • Daily meditation, preferably first thing in the morning

  • Drink one gallon of water per day

  • Perform a random act of kindness

  • Get physical exercise or move my body every day for at least 30 minutes

  • Take 5 minutes each morning to write in my gratitude journal

  • Set a screen time limit on my phone to cut down on mindless phone usage

  • Practice using ’No’ as a complete sentence for things that do not serve my mental health or highest good

  • Walk 10,000 steps every day

  • Drink a glass of water before every meal

  • Face one fear

  • Exchange smiles with a passerby whenever possible

  • Set a weekly spending budget

  • Drink warm water with lemon each morning to help with digestion

  • Commit to waking up at least 30 minutes earlier each morning to do something productive (exercise, meditation, journaling, etc.)

  • Read a new book

  • Consciously cut down on time spent complaining

  • Take the stairs (instead of the elevator)

  • Reduce or eliminate sugar intake

  • Reduce or eliminate alcohol intake

  • Reduce or eliminate dairy consumption

  • Stretch before bedtime

  • Take a break to stretch every hour of the workday

  • Consciously readjust and correct posture while sitting during the workday

  • Get 8 hours of quality sleep each night

  • Make at least one healthy, home-cooked meal each day

  • Be more generous with time (with family, friends, etc.)

  • Be generous with money

  • Express gratitude every day

  • Show my body love and kindness by reciting positive affirmations in the mirror

  • Get some sun or spend some time outdoors every day (even if only 5 minutes)

  • Introduce myself to someone new (in the elevator, at a store, etc.)

  • Keep track of daily exercise

  • Floss every night before bed

  • Go to sleep at the same time each night

So, are you up for the challenge? Well, if you are a little bit nervous, think of these new intentions as simply micro habits that will help you to keep moving toward a happier and rewarding life.

Intentions are one of the best ways to make sure you are inviting happiness, mindfulness, and positive vibes into your life. But if you’re still feeling a bit down right now, and you’re not sure why I have some good news for you! We’ve created a special quiz that can actually help you reveal your #1 hurdle when it comes to your happiness, plus help you overcome it once and for all. So you can take the free quiz right here to find out and continue making positive strides toward the most rewarding life!

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Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.

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