20 Ways to Open Your Family Up to Living Your Best Life

In the coming months, I will be rolling out the 20 components that make-up a program called “My Intentional Life Journey” in my blog posts.  The program is the result of my family’s venture to create our best life.  I’m not going to list the components just yet, because I want you to experience each as I present them to you.  Just keep an open mind and everything will fall into place.  🙂

I will however, list the objectives of the program.  If you see something you wish to achieve listed, then you’ll know that this program is worth a try.  The overarching objective is to purposefully change how you think and how you behave so that it supports an intentional life.  We’ll call this overarching objective our primary objective.  Keep following this line of thinking as I introduce the secondary objectives.  Our secondary objectives are designed to be stepping stones.  Together these stepping stones, build the bridge that delivers us to our primary objective.  We need the secondary objectives in order to arrive at our destination . . . an intentional life.

Primary and Secondary Objectives of Intentional Living

Let’s cover each.

Positivity – We need to eliminate the nasty, negative thoughts that weigh us down and develop a habit of choosing to see the positive side of what happens.  As Buddha put it so well, “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.”  Feel crummy?  Examine your thoughts; I think you’ll see a correlation between the two.  🙂

Self Awareness – Plain and simple, you have to be honest with yourself before you can be honest with others.  Take ownership for your thoughts, actions, and feelings.  Once you take responsibility for them, you will have the power to shift them.

Gratitude – Each day is a gift!  Be grateful to have another day and everything that is in your life today!

Peacefulness – Let go of your ego.  Find peace with who you are and where you are in life.  Let the stress dissolve away, so that you have the clarity and presence to live well.

Open to Desires – Don’t be afraid to dream and visualize what you want in life.  Have the courage to not limit yourself or let the opinions of others limit you.  You can achieve so much more than you allow yourself to!

Unwavering Faith – Have faith that everything will align. What will be, will be.

Self Giving – Be selfless and give yourself to others.   What you give, you will receive.

After you have incorporated the stepping stones into how you think and behave, you may feel as though you have arrived and you may very well have.  But, please know and accept that this journey does not end here.  Life has a tendency to catch us by surprise, throw challenges at us, and take off at lightning speed.  Life itself can chuck you off this path.  You will need to monitor where you are at through self awareness.  If you get off the path, don’t fret, by returning to what you have learned here, you will get back on track.  Just understand that an intentional life is one that is made by you, it doesn’t just happen or sustain itself without you continually working towards it.

I have two more posts to prime you before we being the journey with our first component.  In the next post, I’ll discuss expectations.  Until then, Angie

P.S. Are you living your best life?  If you answered yes . . .  please share your best life practices.  If you answered no . . . are you ready to make changes for a better life?  Please comment below.

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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