The first thing I do every morning is say my daily affirmations. I set my intent each and every day. It is almost like a prayer to the universe mixed with a reminder to myself to make each day the best day possible.
Thank you for blessing me with today.
Today I will be grateful.
Today I will choose joy.
Today I will attract wealth and abundance with every breath I take.
Today I will create something beautiful.
Today I will be balanced.
Today I will love myself.
Today I will treat others with compassion and respect.
Today I will be one step closer to changing the world.
While it may not seem like much, starting out the day with these simple words has the power to completely change my energy. Throughout the day I am constantly reminding myself of each line. For example, if I run into someone who is less than pleasant, in my mind I repeat the phrase, "Today I will treat others with compassion and respect." You never know what is going on in their life to make them act this way. And before I turn my camera on, I always tell myself, "I will create something beautiful." In fact, I told myself that right before I sat down to write this post. If you don't believe that it works, just try it for one day. Every time you catch yourself having a negative feeling or doubting yourself, just say one positive phrase to yourself and focus on each individual word as you say it. For example, lets focus on the phrase, "Today I will choose joy." Today, as in right here and right now. I, you are the one that is choosing to transform your energy. Will, you are expressing the ability. Choose, you are deciding on the action. And finally, joy, meaning delight or happiness. When you break it down, this tiny sentence is extremely powerful. In this moment, you are choosing to transform your energy and recognizing that you have the ability to take action to create happiness in your life.
"Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to Life." - Wess Stafford
When I first stumbled upon the MyIntent Project I knew I had to be apart of this. I wanted my very own. Their mission statement had me hooked, "We believe there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other. We are not a jewelry company - we are a service project." Each piece is handmade and you are able to submit your story to the designer so when they make it they can put your intent into each piece. If you choose to share your story, it is printed on the packaging and added to an anonymous compilation.
If necklaces aren't your style you can choose bracelets, keychains, or even just the token. What ever you choose, putting it on or seeing it is a great reminder of your daily goals. I personally chose the words "choose joy," as a reminder that I may not have the power to control everything around me, but I am in charge of my own happiness.
There are a few different metal options for tokens, I chose brass plated with silver. There are also a few different necklace styles, this is the dainty necklace.
I was pleasantly surprised when I also received this deck of question cards with my purchase. Each card has a different prompt to help you connect with yourself and others.