Set the Intention of Your Day with a Breathing Meditation
Live Your Life on Purpose in 10–15 Minutes A Day
We all live by a set of routines so ingrained into who we are that it’s easy to set ourselves on auto-pilot from the moment we roll out of bed. Instead of mindlessly hitting that snooze button and setting into motion your typical morning rituals, what if instead you took 10 to 15 minutes to set an intention for your day?
When you adopt a breathing meditation into your morning routine you are offering yourself an opportunity to set a clear intention for the day. Taking time to breathe in gratitude and think about the things you care about puts you in a state of awareness.
Distractions Are Everywhere!
There is a lot going on in the world around us and those thoughts of stress, overwhelm, and frustration can bleed into your mindset. All those outside distractions bombard you every day so much so that you can begin adopting them as your own thoughts. We are raised on a diet of fear and this can take over our emotions and affect how we show up and interact with the world IF you allow those things to come into your mind.
According to the Huffington Post, 80% of Smartphone users check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up!
Waking up to the beeping and sounds of your smartphone brings your mind from a place of rest immediately into the stresses of the day. Almost as though repeating a recording from the day before, your mind then begins to jump into the normal mind chatter that occupies your time about who you are and how you show up in your life.
You know where this path leads because it’s the endless groundhogs day you’ve been living. Now is the time to figure out a way to start your morning in a more productive way. By sitting intentionally and breathing you create space to allow in thoughts and emotions around how you want to show up and respond throughout your day.
Taking the Time to Create Your Day
You are no longer allowing your day to take you for a ride. You are setting yourself up by asking the questions that will fuel your day forward.
- What is your vision?
- What are your goals?
- What are your intentions?
- What’s the type of energy you want to show up with?
Things will happen that are uncomfortable. You will still be forced to make micro-decisions from moment to moment that determine the trajectory of the day.
- You’re going to make mistakes
- You’re going to be frustrated
- You’re going to be triggered by that person
- You’re going to get cut off in traffic
- You’re going to be sad, depressed, overwhelmed or angry.
All of these things will continue to happen. It’s called life! And when they arise they are going to impact the rest of the day. I know because I do it too. And I know how hard it is to get your mind right after a negative encounter.
That is why it is important to set yourself up.
Set an intention for your day and release it through your breath. Allow it to cleanse the body and mind of negative ego-driven thought. Create an awareness in your life of what you want to see.
- If you want a peaceful home life then focus on that and let the nit-picking go.
- If you want a healthy body then focus on that and let your inner bully go.
- If you want to go back to school and get a degree then focus on that and let the idea of how old you are go.
We get what we focus on and most of us are so distracted from moment to moment that we have no idea what we are intending for our day. Sure you might say you want a romantic partner but then spend no time intending that into your life.
Jim Rohn has a quote I love:
“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”
10 to 15 Minutes
A 10-minute breath meditation can begin to open you up to new possibilities in your life. New ways of seeing the world around you and the world within you. Helping you to define the life you want to lead. Once you start to breathe into this new way of being you will be more aware of any thought or experience that happens that does not support your vision. You will start to actively disconnect from the negative and feel more aligned to your true nature and calling.
Like all new practices and routines, change will begin to appear in unexpected ways. You may want to start writing down and exploring what comes up. Get curious about the thoughts that randomly enter your head when you are breathing with intention. You might surprise yourself at what comes up and what truly is important to you.
A breathing meditation helps you gain control of your life and the vision you put out into the world. This type of meditation helps you live with intention and get clear on your goals. You will find yourself being able to say no when things are out of alignment. Your energy around things will change and showing up to breathe each morning will become a joy.
10 to 15 minutes per day is all.
10–15 minutes of sitting and breathing intentionally.
Placing your attention in your body and continually bringing it back to each inhale and each exhale. For 10 minutes allowing nothing to take precedence over this inhale, and this exhale. You might even say to yourself…
“This is me inhaling, this is me exhaling.”
Before you check your phone, before you begin your commute, before you drink that morning beverage, sit and breathe intention into your day.
Come into your day from a place of action. Get it done first thing. Write out what you are looking for clarity on and then breathe. Create your day with intention. Feel the emotions you want to feel. Visualize the experiences you want to live. Breathe into a new you.
10–15 minutes each day to allow your life to unfold in a more positive productive manner because you, my friend, are worth it.
Originally published at http://heart-lightstudios.com on January 18, 2022.