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How To Set Intentions To Manifest Your Desires

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How To Set Intentions To Manifest Your Desires

Do you want to stop sitting on the sidelines with your life, and in turn, actually create it? 

If you do, then you need to learn how to state your intention and let the universe do the rest.

You’ve got to be really intentional when wanting to see your manifestations come to life on a daily basis, that way you can be the creator of your life. 

Because if you currently don’t have an active routine that includes setting intentions for your desires and goals, then don’t worry, you’re so close to learning how to do it because setting intentions is an incredible method to create the life you want.

Not only that but it is also free for everyone to do!

And when you learn how to fixate on what you want for your future self, you’re not just concentrating on the things that truly matter the most to you but you’re actively centering your thoughts to move in the right direction for the things that bring you joy.

Know that when you do this, you’ll be blown away by what you can manifest! 

In fact, setting intentions is a natural process for creating the life that you desire, and spoiler alert, most successful people do this every single day, so it’s best that you follow suit.

So let’s make you an active creator of your life, shall we?!

Here are 10 easy ways to set daily intentions, so you too can master what you truly want in life!

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1. Discover what you really want.

When it comes to actively creating the life that you want, setting an intention isn’t just this abstract idea. 

You’ve got to persistently create something meaningful and then you have to work, breathe, eat, and sleep everything that you’re pursuing after. 

So to discover what is most important to you, and what you would really like to manifest, find creative ways of making what you really want to come to life.

You can do this by discovering what it is that brings you the most joy, what you need in terms of basic security, or what steps you need to take in order to have the intention be realistic.  

Remember this, you won’t follow through with your intentions if they don’t matter to you, so start listing out all of the things you want vs the things you need. Typically, if you really need it to survive and lack having it, this would be a good one to put a deliberate focus on.

When you finally do become crystal clear on what you need vs what you think you need, you’ll be on the right path towards creating what you want. 

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2. Work on your focus & create mini tangible goals to inch your way closer.

How to Set Intentions for the day - Work on your focus and your focus only

Now that you have your primary intention all picked out, or at the very least have some sort of idea on what you would like to create, it’s time to work on your focus.

After all, you want to learn how to manifest your intentions, and without focusing on them, it just won’t happen.

So focus all of your energy on what you would like the outcome to be.

Write it out, explain to yourself what you will need to do in order to get it. Have the outcome and the final result crystal clear in your mind.

When you have a clear picture or vision of what you would like to create, now you’ll want to break your intention into mini tangible goals.

For instance, if you intend to manifest a lot of energy for the week, start focusing on what you can do to feel more energized. Things like fitness, eating the right foods, and hydration all would be tangible goals to see your intention through. Or say you intend to make more money in a week, again, list out what you can do to make that extra money. 

These are just examples, but if you deliberately focus on what you want the outcome to be in your life — taking little incremental actions towards helping you follow through with bringing your intention to life — you’ll be so much closer to manifesting them. 


3. Keep your intentions brief & repeat your intention throughout the day.

How to Set Intentions for the day - Add action to your intention

When it comes to manifesting your daily intentions, another little thing to always remember, is you have to keep them at the forefront of your mind, that way a) you don’t forget it and b) it won’t be as hard for you to create.

So keep your intention no longer than a short sentence (or even a few short words), and always keep it brief.

For example, if you were to have an intention that involved self-care, then a great intention that sums it up perfectly would be “I intend to practice one act of self-care today”.

Or if you wanted to finally clean up an area in your home that you’ve been meaning to do for months, then another great intention for that would be, “I intend to clean my garage today”. You can also do this for your fitness intentions with, “I intend to do 30 squats after dinner”.

See how they are all short and to the point.

Don’t make your intentions abstract like, “I want to be a photographer” or “I want to be thin” because saying the word want implies that you have a preference and that’s not going to be very effective, because it will give you a choice.

Instead, concentrate on motivational-based intentions such as, “I intend to take three pictures today” vs “I want to be a photographer”.

Keeping things short and to the point will make it, even more possible, for your intention to likely come true.


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4. Create an easy ritual in the morning, one that States your intentions out loud.

Now that you are clear about your intentions, and you have a rough idea of what little action steps you can take to get the ball rolling, it’s best that you address your intentions out loud.

Stating your intentions out loud is a powerful way for you to hear, whether your intention feels weird or right, and it also helps you form the belief that all things are possible.

So settle down while you drink your first cup of coffee, and find some time to state your desires out loud. You can state your intentions when the coffee is boiling or when you’re pouring your first cup, it’s totally up to you!


5. Share your intention with a good friend or family member.

Social networking is a great way to fast-track an intention. Just make sure it’s with someone you wholeheartedly trust and you should be another step closer to bringing your intentions to life. 

Not only that but expressing what you want with someone else (other than yourself) and communicating what you want, will help keep you centered, make you more transparent about your objectives, and help you stay accountable to your goals no matter the timeline.


6. Keep an intention journal to make it more believable and concrete.

When it comes to manifesting what you want on a daily basis, it is strongly advised that you write down your intentions, so they have a higher chance of becoming more concrete and measurable.

Writing your intentions down, without leaving out any details, will also help you brainstorm any other great ideas that you need to bring to life and you’ll also have a good general understanding (once you see the little details written out) if your intention is something you should be aiming for.  

Sometimes we think we may need something, but when we dig a little further, we find out that we just liked the idea of having it, so writing out all the little details and keeping an intention journal might give you a broader look at what you are getting yourself into. 


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7. Meditate on your intention to give it more energy.

How to Set Intentions for the day - Meditate on your intention

If you can, spend some time with your eyes closed, breathing, and focusing for a few minutes a day on your intention. Think for a couple of minutes and let it truly sink in.

Your mind has a powerful way of finding ways to bring your intents to life, and by letting your mind absorb it and really take it in, you’ll feel if it’s the perfect solution for your life.  

Moreover, if you are focusing on all the little details, and making it feel as if it’s happening to you or that if it’s right there in front of you, all while meditating, the intention of yours has more of a chance to take form/shape later in life. 

This is vital to practice if you would like to manifest things in life because this feeling alone can give you the power to make it a concrete belief, thus making it more attainable. Because if it feels right, then it’s a no-brainer that you should go after it! 


8. Create an intention mantra.

Another great idea when it comes to manifesting a great life is not all intentions have to be goal-oriented, and you can also use them to change your thinking patterns!

For example, a great positive intention that can help bring more joy in life could be something along the lines of, “I intend to change every negative thought into a positive thought today,” or “I will be grateful for my job, my home, and my family today.”

The key to manifesting is repeating your mantra, so whether you have a positive intention or a goal-oriented intention, repeating it as a daily mantra helps ingrain it in your mind’s eye, and gets you one step closer to creating more joy in your life! 


9. Set it free and let the universe work hard for you.

Now that we know that setting a daily intention can be both, how you want to feel for the day or what you’d like to accomplish throughout the day or week, both have to involve some level of passion and desire for a specific outcome. 

Because if you lack some level of passion or desire for it, the universe won’t be able to help you out. 

So ask yourself, what would make you BELIEVE that the universe will do the rest? Are you willing to accept that your intention might take a while? Do you think that having a little faith will help you take action?!

The universe has many ways of bringing what you want to fruition, but it will be so much easier if you BELIEVE it will happen for you.

And if it doesn’t happen for you, within the timeline you hoped for, please don’t lose hope. 

The more faith you have, the better your results will be because the universe will work tirelessly on your behalf if you let it.

You just need to let it free and believe that there is something else, bigger at work, that is working tirelessly on your behalf to get it to you!


10. Celebrate your progress and repeat it every day.

Don’t forget to look at how well we’re doing along the way, what you’re actively creating and achieving on a daily basis (to meet our goals), and always celebrate your progress as you create more intentions. 

Because at the end of the day, when it comes to manifesting the life that we crave, with whatever the results or the timeline, if you continue to celebrate yourself, you’ll be so much more excited and inclined to live life with intent!


There you have it! You can live the life of your dreams, just know, that you do have to put the work in.

Follow through with your intentions as much as you can but be kind to yourself, make sure you write out what you want, and have a little passion to back them up. You’ll start getting the hang of things once you start seeing great results!


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