Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Set Your Intention Each Day

Each day upon awakening, ask yourself.  “What is my intention for the day?”  This is really just another way of asking yourself “What do I want for myself and what am I willing to allow into my life?” Examples of daily intentions are “Today I intend to write at least 500 words” or “ My intention today is to extend kindness to every person that I encounter.” Most people give very little thought to their daily desires. Chaotic, overscheduled lives often cause us to live in an unconscious way.  As a result, we wind up creating lives that cause dissatisfaction and inner turmoil by default. Intention is a powerful tool that will help you manifest your heart’s desire and accomplish your writing goals, one day at a time. You may find that once you begin setting an intention each day, you feel the need to make drastic life changes related to your job, relationship status or family life. Or perhaps the only things will change is the way you view life and your new found sense of joy. Declaring a daily intention will help you clarify your values and determine what will truly bring you happiness. In addition, your awareness will shift and you will attract the people, experiences and things that you want into your life.

Aileen McCabe-Maucher is the author of the book "The Inner Peace Diet" which was published by Penguin Books and released in December 2008. Aileen is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has helped many people find inner peace and discover their unique life purpose. Aileen has worked for over fifteen years as a licensed psychotherapist and registered nurse providing individual and group counseling to a diverse client population. She is a graduate of West Chester University, Widener University, University of Delaware, and The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr College. Aileen completed her yoga teacher training at Leela Mata's Peaceful Valley Ashram. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and writing her third book.

For your free copy of Aileen's 7 day "Inner Peace Diet", please visit www.theinnerpeacediet.com today.


Heidiwriter said...

Excellent advice. We do get caught up in the rush-rush pace of life and end up with chaos and becoming paralyzed with "all I have to do."

Magdalena Ball said...

Great suggestion Aileen. I usually sent an intention for my yoga practice but setting one for a day makes great sense. Mine for today is to mantain a sense of calm through whatever happens (and lots will happen!).

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Great suggestion Aileen.

Karen Cioffi said...

Aileen, great advice. Stress is a killer and it's so important to reduce it. Setting your day's 'to do,' gives guidance and this little act helps reduce stress.

Anne Duguid Knol said...

Shall do this, starting tomorrow.

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