It’s Friday – TGIF! The end of the week is a great day to finish up that ‘To Do’ list; but, if you are struggling with completing them, then perhaps this suggestion will make it easier for you to get them done. One practice of great leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and John Maxwell, is to begin the day with daily intentions, which involves rejuvenation, inspiration and connection of the body, mind and spirit.
Taking time as you start your day to sit in awareness of your surroundings, perhaps by sitting in a quiet place and looking at the trees or the birds, can bring you calm and open your mind to new possibilities of what your day will bring. Setting an intention places the focus on more than just the tasks you want to accomplish – it can expand to include how you will act and ‘show up’ when you want to complete them. It takes your actions to a higher plane by eliciting more positive emotions that can inspire you to do and act.
A daily intention comes from your authentic and heart-felt self; this is less about what you should be doing and more about what you know you are capable of doing. And doing it with self-inspiration and confidence in your knowledge, skills and abilities. At the end of the day, you will find that you have not only accomplished tasks on your list but that you feel like a better person in the process.
It’s a great way to both begin and end your week so you can enjoy and rest during time off. Begin to make this a daily habit and see your productivity and results soar.
Today’s Action Plan
Today, set an intention for what you want to get done; go outside or set the stage for inspiration, like listening to music or looking at pictures. Have the intention come from a place of service and authenticity; for example, your intention might be: “Today, I will speak and be of service to others to uplift them and to make a difference.” Notice the emotions that come from this as you move about your day and celebrate the successes you have. Do this daily and see how your life changes.
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