How to Set Monthly Intentions to Achieve Your Goals

Stepping into a new month with intentions are a great way to set the tone for how you want your month to go. Instead of having long-term goals that can be daunting, having monthly intentions help you focus on what you want to achieve, and can provide guidance for your daily routine. 

Continue reading to find out some of our tips and examples on how to create your monthly intentions.

What is Intention Setting?

To put it simply, intentions orient our lives. They are thoughts and mantras that are the backbone to how we live. Creating intentions is when you choose an action, feeling or way of being that you want to cultivate in your life.

We are constantly being flooded with messages and information. Advertising is telling us who we should be, our friends and family are impacting who we are and what we should want, our daily interactions impact us greatly. By creating intentions, you’re able to orient your day-to-day life, no matter what direction it pulls you.

How to Set Monthly Intentions

  • Define your goals
  • When it comes to setting intentions, it’s important to be clear about what you want. Be realistic and set goals achievable goals. What are your goals for the month? What do you hope to achieve? Once you have a good understanding of your goals, you can start thinking about how to make them happen.

  • Don’t just focus on your career
  • It’s very easy to fall into the trap of working 24/7 because there is so much to do, which can make it tough to figure out when you can go on a long vacation. In the meantime, you’re possibly getting more burned out every day and just need a day off to yourself because prioritizing self-care and improving your mental health is pivotal. Remember, you can never be successful if you don’t take care of your body and mind

  • Think about monthly events
  • It’s important to put yourself first to ensure that you can get through the month without overworking or feeling stressed. So alter your intentions based on what’s going on during that month and how you can serve yourself best. 

  • Don’t be too hard on yourself
  • If any intentions don’t get achieved, you still need to give yourself credit for the goals you’ve completed, and for acknowledging what you want and need for yourself. There’s always next month!

    Intentions You Can Borrow

    Here are a few intentions to inspire you:

    • Read a few pages of a book daily
    • No blue light before bed
    • Live a more sustainable lifestyle
    • 10k steps a day
    • Check in with friends and family more often
    • Try a new workout class
    • Cook a new healthy recipe