At the beginning of each month, I set three intentions and a word of the month. It brings a sense of focus, fresh energy, and purpose into the month ahead.
I carry my word of the month and intentions with me throughout September.
If you try this, I encourage you to write or type your intentions! Tape your word of the month somewhere you can see it daily.
Writing out your intentions offers more profound clarity, specificity, and commitment. When you articulate your goals in sentences, you force yourself to be more explicit about what you want to achieve, why it matters, and how you plan to get there. Seeing them visually and thinking about the month ahead and your personal goals adds an extra level of accountability.
Word of the Month
Setting a word to live by each month offers a great framework for personal development. By channeling our efforts toward embodying the chosen term, we can align our actions, decisions, and mindset with our desired growth areas. This deliberate focus encourages mindfulness, adaptability, and the formation of consistent habits, ultimately leading to heightened self-awareness, emotional well-being, and a more purposeful journey of continuous self-improvement.
My word of the month is courage.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher
Intentions of the Month
The intentions are like the themes of your month. They are things you want to focus on for the days ahead. Monthly intention-setting propels continuous development and empowers us to take proactive control of our lives.
- My stomach has been bothering me lately. I want to go back to the basics of what I know about gut health. I will be mindful about what I’m putting into my body. Additionally, I will pay closer attention to how my daily habits make me feel with a log and eliminate triggers.
- Breath-work. I will take time daily to focus on calming exercises to manage anxiety.
- Less phone time. I need balance. I will only go on my phone during specific hours of the day.
I encourage you to set a word of the month and intentions. Pay attention to how it impacts you. I hope you enjoy September! xo