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Setting Intentions – Helping Ourselves Recover

Setting intentions is a powerful way to connect with yourself and ground yourself in your recovery process. You might have heard the term “set an intention,” but how do we go about doing it?

Get Clear

Many of us with mental health issues, addictions and emotional challenges can find ourselves confused and overwhelmed, about everything- who we are, what we’re meant to do in life, what we want out of life, why we have the problems and issues we have. We don’t know if we can recover, and we feel like our minds and hearts are a mess. It’s so hard to know what to do for ourselves when we’re in that place.

Take time, often, to get quiet within yourself. This is a huge challenge for a lot of us. Our minds race. We feel lost and scared. We can’t get our thoughts together. Learn how to meditate, listen to meditation music, give yourself time for solitude, go for a walk in nature. The more we can get quiet within ourselves and find peace within ourselves, the more we can hear our inner voice, or intuition- what some believe is our higher power communicating with us. As we practice strengthening and listening to our intuition, we will receive guidance on how to proceed in our healing journey. We can find lessons in everything- painful experiences, difficult relationships, mistakes and regrets. Over time, as we process these lessons, we start to know more instinctively what we want for ourselves and how we can do better for ourselves.

Decide What You Want

Do you want to be free from your toxic relationship? Do you have relationship drama you really don’t want to deal with anymore? Do you want to take better care of yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually? Do you want to stop your addictive behaviors?

Set Your Intentions

Write them down, read them to yourself, repeat them out loud. Return to them often. Here are some suggestions.

I set the intention to:

-be at peace.

-respect myself and the people around me.

-allow only respect in my life.

-meditate and exercise regularly.

-practice self-care regularly.

-follow my spiritual practice.

-think, behave and act in my best interest.

-prioritize wellbeing in everything I do.

-be true to myself, my highest self.

Try including intention setting as part of your regular spiritual practice. New moons are especially powerful times to set intentions. You can use a journal specifically for your intentions, you can meditate and pray on them, you can record them and listen to them on repeat. Allow your intentions to help you move through the healing process and manifest your recovery.

Holistic healing is a huge part of the work we do at Enlightened Solutions. Your recovery is important to us. Call (833) 801-LIVE.