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How Setting Your Intention Saves You Time

Setting Your Intention

If you feel like there is never enough time in the day it’s time to start setting your intention.  This goes beyond doing what’s on your schedule or to-do list by being more mindful about what you do. Here are just a few ways setting your intention saves you time.

It Focuses All Of Your Intention

If you walk into your kitchen and say “my intention is to cook my family a healthy and delicious meal” the feeling is far different than “this day is so crazy, I’m starving, and have a million more things to do today. But first I have to figure out what to cook for dinner!” Yes, you still have a million more things to do but setting your intention reduces distractions.

Minimize Decision Fatigue

Multitasking might be all the rage but the truth is we are only able to make a set amount of well-thought-out decisions each day. Focusing on one thing at a time helps to minimize decision fatigue. If you keep multitasking you will run out of quality decision making much earlier in the day.  

It Reduces Stress

Don’t just set your intention for what you do, but why and how this project or to-do list item has long-term and short-term value. Considering the why behind what you do helps to remind you of its vital purpose, which can take something from being stressful to gratitude-filled.

From things large and small, daily tasks and larger projects—setting an intention always helps!

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