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Manifestation is a very powerful practice, and when you work towards a better life, there are many examples of intentions for manifestation. Using the power of intention will ensure you have less stress in your daily life and in the long term.
In this blog post, we’ll focus on the natural manifestation technique called intention manifestation. It is the best way to create a more profound and will allow you to manifest with a specific intention.
What is Manifesting, and Why do People do it?
Manifesting is a simple self-help exercise that encourages you to focus your thoughts on the desired outcome. Standard practices like mindfulness, visualization, and meditation are often used to try and bring it into reality.
It’s the idea that you can think or manifest your personal goals into reality.
The Difference Between Goals and Intentions
A goal is a specific, measurable outcome; you can check these off a list once you have accomplished them.
Some examples of goals are:
- Starting a business
- Moving to a new place
- Saving enough money for a new car
An intention is ongoing, and you often have a deeper connection. It’s a promise you make to yourself and is a guiding principle for how you want your life to go and the energy you want to embody.
Benefits of Setting Intentions
Intentions and be both large, like life goals, and small, like your to-do list. Either way, you want the intentions to be specific and actionable. When you start setting intentions, you involve different emotions and hope and intend to feel a certain way about a particular thing or situation in your future. By setting the right intentions, you are providing yourself with accountability, letting yourself take control of your personal choices and life. You are becoming proactive and choosing to live it with purpose.
The power of setting intentions gives you an active role in your life, and you start living it with purpose. You do so by being more present within yourself (emotional state) and in your relationships.
Intentions lay the foundation for what you want to have, feel, and experience. It is like having a clear vision of a new reality you would like to create. You are no longer a passive participant in your life and are in the driver’s seat of your personal development.
Intentions Do Not Have Limits
The best thing about intentions is you can change them daily and have multiple intentions in one day. There is no such thing as having too many. However, you can have themed intentions. You may group them by intentions that force you to be present, deal with forgiveness, mindful practice, etc.
Affect Every Aspect of Your Life
Intentions can impact you in many powerful ways. They can affect how you show up to daily activities, from your professional activities to physical ones. One intention may present itself in many different areas of your life and is a powerful tool to help change your mind, body, and soul.
Keep You Centered
When you set intentions, they help keep you centered and ensure you do not feel you are missing something or lacking something in your life.
These are just a few benefits of setting intentions.
Are you looking for a way to improve your life? Everyone’s step-by-step actions will be different depending on their intentions. Still, these steps will help get you started in the process and help you start channeling a new intention.
State Your Intentions
The first step in the process is to set intentions to focus on the present moment. You’ll probably notice that your desired outcome changes as you have different intentions in life. We always seem to change our minds, which is a big part of being human.
You want to vocalize your intentions or write them down on paper or in a journal. Having your intentions for manifestation written down and visible will keep your more accountable
As you start the daily practice of intention setting, remember to keep the negative energy and negative thoughts away. This process may be difficult for some. Thus, speaking to a family member or spiritual teacher may help, and talking it out may give you the help you need regarding intention setting.
Whatever your set intentions are, you need to ensure you are clear about what you want to achieve and think about the results that will come from it. You also need to be aware of where you place your attention. If you know what you want, it’s easier to focus and put all your energy into your personal intentions.
Your life will have ups and downs, and so will the manifestation process. But intentions will help you maintain the course and remind you why you want to do it and what results you desire to see—using a vision board with specific symbols, pictures, words, etc., can help you visualize your intentions.
Anything can be an intention. They simply give you a point of focus and a place to redirect your energy, especially when your daily routine is interrupted or you’re pulled in different directions. You want to ensure you have a positive mindset when creating intentions.
All intentions should be positive statements; if you plan to incorporate them into your day, writing them in the present tense is a good idea. Some examples of intentions for manifestation are:
- “Today, I will be present.”
- “Today, I will be patient.”
- ‘Today, I will be kind.”
Intentions are positive with “I will” statements instead of “I won’t.” You should always use positive energy. “I will.” sounded better than “I won’t.” Research shows negative emotions overpower positive ones.
Having a positive mindset and setting yourself up for success with positive intentions will make the whole process much easier for you.
Simple Intention Statements
Your intentions should be feasible and realistic, whether they are daily intentions or monthly intentions. When first figuring out where to get started regarding intentions, you should start with a regular part of your day.
Some examples of intentions for your daily life are:
- “Today, I intend to eat healthfully.”
- “Today, I will go into the meeting with a positive attitude.”
- “Today, I will stay focused on my to-do list.”
As you get used to setting daily intentions, they will become easier and part of your daily routine. But always remember to stay specific, envision it in your future, keep it in a positive tone, and you will achieve your goals. Remember, you always want intentions said in the future tense because you need time to figure out the action steps required to make your intention a reality.
Tips for Setting Powerful Intentions
Now that you know the basic principles and how to create powerful intentions. There are some tips to help ensure you are successful.
Regularly Set Intentions
Setting intentions at the beginning of the year, monthly, weekly, and even daily, is ok! They are always available to you, and you should set them up constantly. These intentions are your higher power and secret weapon and will help you dictate how you want your life to unfold.
Intention Will Evolve
Intentions you set at the beginning of the year, month, week, or even day could and should be the driving force in how your life unfolds. However, they may evolve and change depending on what is happening and how you feel. Your intentions may evolve and change. If one no longer resonates with you or you no longer need it, it’s ok to change the intention or let it go and replace it with a new one.
Use the Law of Attraction
Remember that the law of attraction is always working. What you put out is what you get back in. Your conscious and subconscious minds should always be working in a way that brings you what you want. Show gratitude anywhere you can, do things that make you feel good. Manifesting your dreams can be fun and can help change the world around you.
Don’t focus on limiting beliefs, practise visualizing what you want and feel what it would feel like to have already accomplished all your goals.
If you do not keep yourself accountable, there is no point in setting intentions. Regularly check in with yourself, evaluate how you’ve done, and celebrate when you are consistent with an intention.
We are humans, and we aren’t perfect. Life has its ups and downs, and this can cause challenges when it comes to our intentions. Give yourself some grace, and know that things happen. Practice some self-compassion (no negative self-talk needed), and understand you can always start again.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when you are starting on the journey to a clearer mind, better life, and hopefully, it will help you improve your current reality.
Examples of Intentions for Manifestation
Now, if you are ready for new beginnings and want to start immediately, here are some examples to give you some inspo and show you what clear intentions sound like. Remember you are working on personal development and want your own affirmations to resonate with you.
- I intend to have a happy and healthy relationship with my partner.
- I intend to be in good mental health and maintain great physical health.
- I intend to manifest abundance in all areas of my life.
- I intend to respond first and then react.
- I intend to lead by example for others.
- I intend to forgive myself and others when necessary.
Ensure your positive affirmations are full of positive energy; these intentions will help you with your personal growth.
How to Record Intentions
Just like with any mindful practice, whenever you want a particular desired outcome, you can either try just to remember it or write it down. Although both are fine, writing down your affirmations and intentions has many benefits.
- It gives you the ability to evaluate your intentions. If you do not like the wording the first time, you can mess around with it and change what you need to.
- Writing things down has been proven to keep you more accountable and helps ensure you’ll follow through.
- You can see the changes and your own thoughts and progress.
Journaling is a great way to help you keep track of everything you need, and it can help you paint a detailed picture of what you have accomplished and what you still want to do. Plus, keeping a journal is a great mindfulness practice.
Intentions, Positive Mindset, and Changing Your Life
There is no need for tarot cards, looking at the moon cycle, or a higher power. When you believe in yourself and set your intentions, your life will move in the direction you want powerfully.
To wrap everything up with a nice neat bow. Intentions, a positive mindset, and taking the first step to change your view on life can help make you happier, enjoy life more, and give you opportunities you never realized existed for you.
Now is the time because there is no better time than the present. Right now, you are in the right place and can accomplish big things!
As a full-time working mom of three, I know what it’s like to feel like life is out of balance and out of control.
While I don’t have it all figured out, I am committed to sharing helpful tips and tricks with other mommas who are ready to break free from negativity, ditch mom guilt, & finally, live life on their own terms.