Setting intentions is an easy way to create a future which you can be hopeful about and move towards – a key ingredient of mental health. This mindfulness craft activity makes setting intentions feel fun and natural – and encourages the thinking that helps us move towards a future we are interested in.
You can join me for an IG live workshop on Wednesday 24th March at 10am PST, 1pm ET and 5pm UK time.
I'll guide us through making our intention flowers, and the most important part, learning what an intention is and how we go about landing on the ones that feel right to us.
Here's our handy guide to this wonderful practical mindfulness activity:
How and Why do we set Intentions
Setting intentions is like planting a seed. Once it's set, you've put it out there and it will begin to grow.
Our intention flower has 7 petals - each petal will have an intention. These can relate to general things like 'I will be helpful' or they could be more specific like 'I will breathe slowly when I balance'.
It's very personal what your intentions are. A good way to come up with some is to sit peacefully, close your eyes and slow your breath so you feel super calm. Now think about what would help you be your best self - what if you were a better listener, kind, patient, you take time out to look around and appreciate nature.
Now you don't need to hold yourself to these intentions! In fact this is why the intention flower is so helpful! You write your intentions down, one at a time on each petal. By doing this you let them out, let them go...which is you planting the seeds. There doesn't need to be any specific practical effort on your part - just trust that by setting your intentions, you will move towards those behaviours naturally.
I hope this is helpful and I look forward to helping you find and set your intentions using our Intention Flower activity.