Live an Intentional Life®: Awareness (Part 1)

Learn the foundations for living an intentional life beginning with the first key concept of awareness. For example, think about the question of “What is the intention of your life?”. Take time for reflection and ask yourself what you love, what you are passionate about and what your intentions are. Prioritize. Once you realize what your intentions are in your life, identify and prioritize what it will take for you to realize your intentions. Sit with your family so you can all work together to help each other realize and live an intentional authentic life.


What is “intentional living”?

Living intentionally means being aware of what creates passion within you, and putting your energy into that specific area. For example, everyday tasks and occurrences can sometimes distract you.  Our feelings of powerlessness stem from doing nothing. By focusing on a project, no matter how small, helps you live an intentional life. As a result, it also helps to warm your heart and make the world a slightly better place. We invite you to watch our 3 part video series on Live an Intentional Life. If you’d like to learn even more, Dr. Hall explains this concept in great detail in her book, “Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed?”.

How can I live an intentional life?

Intention is a powerful energy that creates an abundant intentional life of true happiness. Always remember that you are the governor or manager of your time, your life is your time on earth.  Here are some basic ways to live an intentional life based on your awareness of your life:

  • Create the intentions of your life: Ask yourself “what is the intention of your life?”. Take time for reflection and ask yourself what you love, what you are passionate about and what your intentions are.
  • Prioritize:  Once you have identified what your intentions are in your life, identify and prioritize what it will take for you to realize your intentions. 
  • Don’t procrastinate: It doesn’t matter how small an amount of your energy you put toward your intentional life, just focusing your thoughts everyday is enough to keep you headed in that direction.
  • Learn to say “No”: Sometimes you will have to make decisions on what you will have to delete from your life so you can focus on the purpose of your life. Time is the most valuable jewel you have, so guard it and protect it. For example, create boundaries and limits. Don’t be afraid to say “no” if something is not in your best interest.
  • Avoid distractions: Don’t be distracted by others and the world. Focus on yourself and as a result you will continually have more energy, power, and courage to move toward your intentional life.