Have you ever had a goal you wanted to achieve, but struggled with where to start? I have been working on a project with my yoga clients to help get them out of the starting gate and moving towards that goal. It’s called the Use Your Words Project. With this project I hope to help people harness the power of intention to achieve goals and lead a more mindful life.
Words have real power, and combining your words with a few simple rules, you can reach your goals or make those changes you have thinking about but have simply lacked the catalyst to get started.
Taking inspiration from the MyIntent Project, I am making and selling custom-made intention bracelets. These pieces are an integral part of the project, serving as the touchstone of your goal.
Here’s how it works.
Choose a word that represents your goal or aspiration. For example, someone who is struggling with getting things done, might choose the word PRIORITY. So the next time they are overwhelmed with a long list of tasks and short time to do them, they will be reminded to question what has priority. It can be any word you want, it just needs to make sense to you.
Once you have the bracelet there are three simple rules to follow.
First, wear your word continuously for three weeks. Why? Because research has proven it takes at least 21 days of repetition to either make or break a habit.
Second, take a photo of your word and post it to whatever social media you like and tag it with #useyourwordsproject. If you are not on social media, then simply take a photo of your word and find a way to display it. You can save it as your phone or computer’s wallpaper, or have the photo developed and put it out where other people can see it.
You don’t have to include an explanation unless that is something you are comfortable with, just the photo alone will serve as your outward and public declaration of your intention or goal.
Third, tell three people during the 21 days about your word. It can be as simple as “look at this cool bracelet I bought, I chose the word priority to remind me not to get caught up in unimportant tasks” The reason for this step is to help you articulate your purpose. The more you talk about it, the more likely you are to do it.
That’s it. Simple right? Give it a try and see what happens.
Intention Bracelets $10.00 These bracelets are made with waxed cotton cord and your choice of a brass (gold tone) or nickel (silver) token. String is available in black, blue and purple. The bracelet has an adjustable sliding knot. Free shipping in the US.
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