5 steps to create an intentional plan to thrive
Are you ready to embark on your self discovery journey?
Are you just getting started? Unsure of even where to begin? Afraid to take the plunge?.
Then I have the PERFECT challenge for you.
Introducing: My FREE 14-day CHOOSE YOU challenge.
Each day you will receive a self discovery journal prompt, aimed at helping you jump start your introspective self discovery journey towards thriving. These journal prompts are designed to give you 15 minutes each day where you CHOOSE to CHOOSE YOU.
Sound like something you’d love? I thought so.
You want to thrive.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t.
You want everything that you want. You want to be your best self. You want to be able to live life on your terms.
That is what you want.
But sometimes it can be really hard to know where to start. Sometimes there are many areas in your life where you are not thriving and sometimes just one. Either way, getting started is the first obstacle that a lot of my clients face, so I wanted to devise a little step-by-step process for you to create and set your intention to thrive and begin taking action.
Intention is a loaded word.
I’m sure you hear it a lot. I know I do.
But intention is deep, inside of you. It is what drives you. It is what makes things happen. So if you want to thrive, you are going to want to set a very clear intention.
When you do that, the results are inevitable. You will thrive.
So here are 5 steps I have created for you to not only set your intention, but to live your intention in your daily life.
And I have something else you might like…
Introducing the NEW Thrive Workbook!!
My brand new Thrive workbook walks you through all 11 of the steps, including the CHOOSE module from this article, from the Thrive checklist (download here for FREE) and offers guiding questions to get you critically thinking about key areas of your life.
It’s not easy, just like self improvement, and the questions are challenging, but if you go through each step, it will bring you one step closer to thriving.
If not a giant leap.
And you want to take a giant leap towards thriving, am I right?!
I’m going to guess that I’m right on track.
Act now and you will be one step closer to being the person you desire to be.
Explore what thriving looks like to you.
Take a look at each of the areas of your life. These can be areas that you may already be thriving, that’s ok, I want you to just analyze the areas of your life: health & wellness, mental health & personal development, romance, social life, financial, work/career, spiritual, recreational, or any other category you can think of. Jot a few experiences or signs/ways down in each category that would show you that you are thriving in that category.
Create a small-step plan to achieve what thriving would look like.
Choose one category and brainstorms small steps you could take towards one of the ways you would know you are thriving. For example, when it comes to my health and wellness, I know that I would be thriving when I am working out every day and I feel strong in my body. An example of a small action-step I could take would be to decide what workout I want to do (maybe I even map out a few for the week so that when it comes time to do the workout, I don’t have to think of what to do).
Create an affirmation(s).
Devise a daily affirmation that you can say each morning before you start your day that targets your intention. This affirmation needs to include what your desire is (what thriving will look like) and the steps that you are committed to taking to achieve that desire. Add in how you will feel when you achieve the desire.
If you’d like a more step-by-step process in creating affirmations that will energize you, orient you towards action, and infuse your body and soul with positivity each day, you will love my Create your Perfect Affirmation workbook, where I walk you through the steps to creating an affirmation that you can say daily to get yourself results and move forward in your life. <
Create a routine.
Implement both your affirmation and your action-step into a daily routine. Maybe you choose a couple different action-steps if you don’t want to start with one daily step. You can weave them together into your routine, meaning you don’t have to be working out for 50 minutes every day, but if you’d like to go on a hike once a week or meal plan, you can create the plan for that in your routine. But the most important thing is to create a routine about your desire to thrive and taking daily action towards it. This is intention.
Make it known.
This is huge to set your intention because making it known makes it more real. It tells others that this is what you are working on so that they can expect you to keep to your word. You can also get an accountability partner. This is super helpful. Letting people know of what you want to do does offer a level of accountability, but having a person alongside you (maybe they are working on something of their own – this always heeds the best results) asking you how you are doing and making sure that you are keeping to your intention, is a whole different ball game and can really help you get what you want.
This is explored extensively in the second module, Choose, of my upcoming course, Deserve to Thrive. Through targeted questioning, I help you create your intention to thrive, explore what it will look like, and start your path towards an action-oriented, intentional, thriving lifestyle.
Are you ready to make SERIOUS changes in your life?
Are you motivated to stop surviving and begin thriving?
Then my course is for you.
Introducing: My DESERVE TO THRIVE 8-week course.
8 modules that will walk you through the steps that you need to thrive and move forward in your life.
I’ll send you my FREE Thrive Checklist while you’re waiting. (HINT: It’s a sneak preview to the modules)