Intentions are starting with the end in mind. They are outcome focused.
An intention is a consciously chosen goal or purpose that directs your thoughts, actions, and energy toward a specific outcome. It is a focused and mindful statement of what you aim to achieve or embody, guiding your behavior and decisions to align with the desired result. Setting intentions can be a powerful tool for personal growth, mindfulness, and creating positive changes in every aspect of your life.
There are a lot of ways to state intentions. We state them as
Present Tense- We are talking about something that we would like to happen in the future and saying it as if it has already happened.
Positive – Focus on what we would like to happen. Not on what we don’t want to happen.
Gratitude – We are grateful for receiving before we receive it. Think of Ran Swanson “Please and Thank you.”
My intention is to not be broke.
Future based, negative focus, zero emotion
I am grateful for financial abundance.
A better intention would be even more specific.
I am grateful for $5k I have received.
One more thing about intentions. We focus on the “What” we desire. Not the “How”. You can only pick one. And if you pick ‘How’ the “What” is never quite right.
Here are some Intentions to help you with the Holdiays:
Gratitude & Presence
I am thankful for today.
I am grateful for the joy and love that this day has to offer.
My heart is grateful and my mind is at peace.
I am full of positive, loving energy.
I radiate joy, gratitude, and peace.
I will be present in every moment.
I offer my best self today.
I choose my response of how I feel, and I choose joy.
I find joy in this moment.
I fully embrace this day as a beautiful opportunity to give and receive love.
As I move through this day, I resolve to spread my light with me wherever I go.
I move through this day with grace and ease.
I have the power to make this a beautiful day.
I effortlessly walk through this day in love and light.
Today is a beautiful gift, and I pledge to be present and live fully in each moment.
Family & Loved Ones
I am thankful for the time I get to spend with loved ones.
I cherish every moment I get to spend with the people I love.
I accept the love that others have to offer me.
My presence is the greatest gift I can offer my loved ones.
My presence is delightful to others.
Everybody loves having me around.
I am surrounded by love.
I am surrounded by uplifting, supportive people who truly love me.
I am loved exactly as I am, and I don’t have to be anyone or anything else.
Who I am, exactly as I am, is always enough.
I openly give and receive love today and every day.
I embrace the love and connection that this day is meant for.
I see my family through the eyes of love.
I choose to see the good in all of my loved ones.
Affirmations For Holiday Anxiety
I will be gentle with myself today.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I give myself permission to step away and breathe.
I give myself permission to do what is best for me.
I choose to be kind to myself and love myself unconditionally.
I listen to what my soul needs in each and every moment.
I honor my past experiences, but I do not allow them to take away from my current joy.
I make space for all of my feelings, but I have the power to rise above anything that doesn’t serve my highest good.
In the face of worry and anxiety, I choose gratitude and faith.
I choose peace over worry.
I am safe and supported, rooted in this present moment.
I am grounded, centered, and stable.
I will not worry about things I cannot control.
I allow myself to take things one moment at a time.
I am equipped with all the tools I need to face today with courage and compassion.
It’s okay for me to feel anxious. I respond to my anxiety with love and compassion.
I am not my thoughts.
I am not my fears.
I am not my anxiety.
I am welcome here.
My presence is delightful to others.
I bring light to those around me.
It is safe for me to be my authentic self.
I am so much stronger than I realize.
I feel calm, centered, and grounded.
I have the power to overcome my doubts, worries, and fears.
I own my power and recognize the strength inside me.
I breathe love into my worries and fears.
I have the courage to step forward, even when I’m afraid.
I am equipped with all the tools I need to walk through this experience with dignity and grace.
I am in charge of my own energy. I’m the only one who chooses how I feel.
I choose to feel calm, grounded, peaceful, and secure.
I rise above my insecurities.
I have the power to control my emotions.
I choose to think positive thoughts.
I am aligned with the energy of love.
I am so grateful for my courageous heart for stepping outside my comfort zone.
All experiences shape me to be a stronger and braver version of myself.
Every single part of me is worthy of being loved and accepted.
I choose courage over fear and peace over perfection.
I am my true self, and there’s nobody else I’d rather be.
I am capable, strong, worthy, and always enough.
I am safe. I am protected. I am loved.
I cultivate deep courage and compassion within my mind, body, and soul.
My peace is more important.
I am willing to view this experience through the eyes of love.
I’m grateful for another year to make happy memories.
Thankfulness, appreciation, and sincere gratitude are core to who I am.
I invite gratitude into my heart every day.
I am grateful I am so loved.
My entire body feels warm with gratitude and thankfulness.
I release memories of my past and stay present.
I am worthy of healing.
I am proud of the person I am and the life I have.
I give myself permission to set boundaries that bring me peace.
I do not control and am not responsible for the actions of others.
I am worthy of respect
My time and energy are valuable.
I am resilient.
Making other people happy makes me happy.
I am happy with simplicity.
The most memorable gifts I can give don’t cost a penny.
I spend and save money based on what brings me joy.
I give myself permission to accept and honor where I am in my financial state right now.
I am whole as I am.
I feel joy in where I am in my life.
My life is full of people who love me.
I am connected to all the love in the world.
I can make space for loneliness and practice being kind to myself.
Let Down by the Holidays
When things don’t go as planned, I will adjust my expectations.
I am present and in the moment.
This season is going to be filled with joy, no matter what I do.
My happiness is more important than to-do lists or schedules.
The only purpose of this season is to enjoy it.
Be patient rather than needing to react to everything, big or small.
Be more accepting and less controlling.
Let others do things in their own way, in their own time.
Be humble rather than always needing to be right.
Have the courage to take responsibility for my behavior (and not take responsibility for other people’s behavior).
Feel grounded and empowered.
Be at peace, not bogged down with regret and worry.
Remember that I have choices; I’m not a helpless victim.
Feel confident that I can cope.
Acknowledge the ways I’ve contributed to problems and to apologize to those I’ve hurt.
Listen more instead of jumping to conclusions, giving advice, or forcing my agenda.
Let go of my expectations and focus on what I can control.
Hold firm to my boundaries with the knowledge that I deserve to be treated with respect.
Be more empathetic and less judgmental.
Trust myself rather than second-guessing and overthinking.
Forgive myself and stop beating myself up for the mistakes I’ve made.
Accept myself fully.
Take good care of myself and treat myself like a dear friend.
Be present with my feelings and not censor them, to let them wash over me like a wave, knowing that feelings come and go; they don’t last forever.
Be transformed, little by little, into my best self.
I deserve to be listened to.
Boundaries are an act of self respect.
I am comfortable being assertive.
I can communicate my needs clearly.
I manage my energy
Having clear boundaries helps everyone.
I can adjust my boundaries.
I deserve to be safe.
I can speak my mind kindly.
My boundaries improve relationships.