Here at Day Designer, we’re all about finding the simple, joyful ways to intentionally live a happier, healthier life. Whether it’s planning an evening to spend with your family and friends or committing to make progress on a goal, intentions improve the quality of your life.

However, many people are often confused about how to become more intentional.

You might find that you intend to follow through on productive and healthy habits—but often lose focus, get discouraged, and drift into a feeling of disorganization.

So…what really is intention?

Living with intention means to live with purpose, according to your goals and values. 

Throughout the upcoming month, we’ll guide you to become more conscious of your habits and more intentional with your time, allowing you to focus on the things (or more specifically— the people, activities, and projects) that are most important to you.

When it comes to living a more intentional life, the following three-part process will provide a framework to help you get from point A to point B.

What do you want?

Get clear about the specific intentions that will most enhance your life.

What is missing?

Consider what is missing that might add more joy, peace, and presence to your life.

What can help you get there?

Determine what intentions you can set to get there! This month on the blog, we’ll share our best tips, tricks, and strategies on how to do just that.

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Being intentional comes into play when setting your goals, identifying your priorities, and planning how you’ll spend your time.

Intention can also apply to any given moment. To be more intentional about how you’re spending your time on a daily (or even hourly!) basis, ask yourself questions like “What do I want out of this hour?” or “What do I want out of this workout?” or “What do I want out of this meeting?”

Determine what you want the outcome to be ahead of time. This will help you keep the purpose of that activity or time period at the very forefront of your mind!

Striving to live a more intentional life is one of the key reasons that Day Designer was first created. Stay tuned this month as we dive further into this favorite topic with you!

What might add more joy and peace to your life? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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