Life With Intention
Live Life Intentionally With Amida Wealth
A life with intention is a wealthful life. It means we are aware of our values, priorities, goals, and make conscious choices that align with our soul. Conscious choices are important because when we are present with the decisions we make, we operate from a place of peace rather than fight or flight. An intentional life is filled with purpose – It means making deliberate choices about how we spend our time, and what we prioritize. At Amida our fivefold elements of wealth are: health, career, finances, relationships, and personal growth. When we live life with intention, our fivefold elements of wealth come back to harmony. In other words, we bring more abundance into our lives. Here are 4 simple strategies to help live life with intention today.
First, Witness The Present Moment With Intention
Being present simply means you’re focused and engaged in the here and now, not distracted or mentally absent. Eckhart Tolle is a German-born spiritual teacher and self-help author. In his book, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle writes that, “The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it.” In other words, the more we become aware of the present moment, the more intentional our lives become. And so, we are capable of creating the life of our dreams.
In the midst of everyday life (health, career, finances, relationships & so on…) remember to pause, and breathe into the present moment. Pause while reading this blog article, and simply take a breath. Mindful breathing anchors you into the present moment. Therefore, it reduces worrying about the past or the future. It has been shown to reduce anxiety, help with burnout, and decrease negative thinking.
First, find a comfortable seated position. Close your eyes, and take 5 deep breathes in and out through the nose. Discover the sensations you may feel on your upper lip, your finger tips, your toes. Perhaps, you may feel tension in your hips, in your neck, or spine. Gain awareness over the background noises – become an observer. Simply be present now.
Second, Set Healthy Intentions For Your Life
When we live with intention, we create wealthy lives for ourselves. This is especially true when it comes to our health. This is why Health is one of Amida’s fivefold elements of wealth. Some examples of healthy intentions include:
- Engaging in regular physical activity: daily walks, gym-time, sauna time, yoga classes, fitness classes & more.
- Eating nutritious meals: our gut is our second brain! eat nutrient rich foods to help fuel your body & mind.
- Practicing self-care: This involves taking time to rest and recharge, meditate, enjoy the ocean, & read a book.
- Cultivating healthy relationships: This means fostering positive connections with friends– take time to appreciate the beautiful people in your life.
- Pursuing personal growth: take up new hobbies, learn new skills, engage in therapy, and take care of your mental health.
Ultimately, healthy intentions are those that promote a balanced and fulfilling life, and support an individual’s overall well-being. When we live life with intention, our fivefold elements of wealth come back to harmony.
Third, Be Intentional With Your Decision Making
Intentional decision-making is the process of making choices based on a deliberate and thoughtful consideration of available options, outcomes, and personal values and goals. According to an article in Forbes, about making conscious choices, Not making a decision is in fact a decision. NYU’s Center for Neural Science discovered that the more time it takes to make a decision, the less confident we feel. In other words, in order to live an intentional life, we must continue to develop confidence in our decision-making process. Thus, resulting in more peace and clarity as we navigate through our lives.
Utilize these 7 simple tips to become more confident, and enhance your decision making skills today:
- Gather Information: The more you know, the more confident you will feel when making a decision.
- Analyze the Pros and Cons: This will help you feel more confident about your choices.
- Ask for advice: Remember that you are never alone!
- Learn from Past Mistakes: Use mistakes from the past as an opportunity to learn and improve.
- Practice Decision-Making: The more you do it, the easier it will become.
- Focus on Positive Outcomes: Visualize success and the benefits that come with it.
- Trust Yourself: Remember you are doing the best that you can.
Decision-making confidence comes with practice and experience. Don’t be afraid to make decisions, as each decision you make is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Amida Wealth Family Conversations
At your next family or friends gathering, encourage the topic of intentional living. Perhaps, share the work of Eckhart Tolle. How do your family and friends live life with intention? Be sure to share this blog – Perhaps, your friends and family have experienced moments of overwhelm as a result of no-decision-making. Ask questions like, what was the hardest decision you ever had to make? Why was it so hard, and what helped you get through it? Engage with the ones that you love, and share your wealth energy. Let us know how it goes!
Intentional living can help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, as it allows you to focus on what truly matters. You are faced with less distractions, and more things fall away that don’t align with your goals and values. An intentional life can also help you feel more in control, and increase your overall sense of peace and harmony. Remember to always reconnect back with the present moment through your breath, create healthy intentions for yourself, and practice confidence through your decision-making skills. Live life with Intention with Amida Wealth! We are always one phone call and email away.