4 Ways To Use Intentions To Change Your Life

How To Use Intentions To Change Your Life

Wondering how to use intentions to change your life?

There’s only one real difference between Conscious Creators and normal people.

That is:


Setting an intention is the very first step towards creating life on your own terms.

You always have the choice between actively participating in creating your life or becoming an unconscious passenger.

(Personally, I’ve been both, so I can tell you with 100% certainty that conscious creation is much more fun!)

But even in the Law of Attraction community, there are often big issues when it comes to setting intentions.

The very act of setting an intention is staking a claim in your own future.

Intentions become the roadmap; without them, we’re riding a bike around but not headed anywhere in particular.

Of course, lovely things can still happen to you when you don’t have a sense of direction! But if there’s somewhere you want to go, then you need to create a plan for getting there.

When you’re not used to setting a concrete direction for yourself, it can be easy to underestimate the power of this act.

But make no mistake: without an intention, we’re just reacting to what happens to us, not actively creating the life that we desire.

It’s easy to overlook how important this act is so I challenge you to try it out for a week and see how it goes!

Of course, the true magic lies not in just deciding on what you want! Once you know what you want, you’ll subconsciously start making a million microdecisions that will actually help you get there.

Not to mention, that it’s only when the Universe knows what you want that it can conspire to help you achieve it. That’s why the simple act of setting intentions makes you magnetic to the very things you desire!

So to help inspire you to start setting more intentions for your life, here are four ways you can start using intentions to create massive change:

4 Ways To Use Intentions To Change Your Life

4 Ways To Use Intentions To Change Your Life

Use Intentions To Change Your Life Tip #1:

Long-Term Intentions

Long-term intentions are the ones you’ve probably set already. Think: your New Year’s resolutions, your one-year or five-year plan. While of course, it’s important to plan long term, the problem is that those big scary goals are often too big and scary for us to tackle head on!

So it’s also important to break them down into manageable chunks so you never feel overwhelmed or like you’re in over your head. If your goal seems too out there or unrealistic, it’s time to recalibrate. Intentions should always feel invigorating yet manageable, not like you’re asking for the impossible.

Use Intentions To Change Your Life Tip #2:

Daily Intentions

Every morning gives you a blank slate. It’s a fresh beginning–and it’s up to YOU to decide on where you’re going. Daily intentions are one of the most powerful practices you can do! While we plan for a distant future, it’s often too easy to forget just how much you can get done in one day!

So every morning, right after you wake up, it’s time to get intentional about what you’re creating for the day ahead. I like to set three different intentions each morning about how I want to feel and what I want to happen throughout the day.

Daily intentions seem to work so well in part because short-term goals aren’t so scary! You can relax here and practice manifesting fun things like rainbows or white birds. Or just set the intention to have something funny or unexpected to happen! Then once you see just how magical and crazy the Law of Attraction really is you can double down on the more serious stuff! Manifesting should always be fun and this practice is a good way to remind yourself of that.

Use Intentions To Change Your Life Tip #3:

Event Intentions

Every single important event that occurs in your life is an ideal opportunity to set an intention. Think: first dates, special presentations, job interviews. When I first started doing this I found it kind of crazy how few intentions I had set in the past!

Of course, we all walk into every first date and job interview thinking we want it to go well. But why not get more specific about what we want to have happen? Do you want to share a laugh? Have a great connection or intense attraction? Be offered a position for even more money than you anticipated?

As the saying goes, when you shoot for the moon you land in the stars! So try being bold and deliberate with your intentions and watch just how often they start to come true!

4 Ways To Use Intentions To Change Your Life

Use Intentions To Change Your Life Tip #4:

Business Intentions

As much as I’m an enthusiast of the Law of Attraction, applying intentions to my business is something I’ve only recently started doing! But it’s just as important to decide on what I want to happen in my business as it is for the rest of my life!

So I’ve started setting separate intentions, for my Facebook group, Instagram and blog. I’m going to make it a habit to reset and recalibrate them regularly. But you can do the same for your work, whether you’re self-employed or not.

The Sky’s The Limit

Intentions differ slightly from goals because they’re much more flexible. They can be big or small, important or whimsical. You can set them for actual events, for your emotional or mental state or for a certain outcome. You can also set them for other people in your life or for the world at large.

Basically, you can set an intention for anything you like! They’re like a wish but with the extra added power of intention. You’re not just wishing for something outside of yourself to magically happen; you’re doing the work of deciding on an outcome and calling it into you. It’s a simple yet profound practice, which is exactly why I love it so much.

I hope this post inspires you to add more intention to your regular routine! If you try it out, be sure to report back. I’d LOVE to hear how it works out for you.

Have fun with it and thank you so much for reading!

Jenn Stevens The Aligned Life

PS Looking for more? You might also want to check out this post about how to liberate your desire or this one about how to feel abundant even when you’re broke.

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