I found myself scrolling through Instagram and came across this Wheel of Intention illustrated by @kimothyjoy. For one reason or another, the illustration really spoke to me-- especially after going through my 20 class challenge within 30 days at CorePower. Each class we focus on moving with intention and strength. And, it occurred to me that life can be viewed in the same manner.
Where do you want to be in a year?
What goals do you want to accomplish this week?
What does your ideal day look like?
Difficult but very real questions that most people tend to steer away from. Maybe we all steer away out of fear, uncertainty, or even a certain realization that leads us to think we aren't leading life in the way we had hoped? Why is it that people set intentions every New Year and most cannot stick with them?
I saw the Wheel of Intention this morning, and I thought about how it can be scary thinking that far into the future, especially when I really want to be focused on living in the present. But, I realized that it's a great mental exercise to check in with yourself -- to see if you are moving your life with intention.
I look at those different categories and I think about the type of person, friend, family member, and global citizen I want to become in the next year. And when you break it down into each piece of the wheel to set an intention, the future doesn't seem as scary. Think of goal setting on a small scale. For me, sticking to my word is one. If I write something in my Panda Planner (link here), then I am obligated to live by my own words to fulfill my intention or goal for the day. We are who we are according to our actions, right? And, the more I stick to my word, the closer I get to moving my life with intention. Moving towards that end goal of who I want to be this time next year. In five years. And so on.
I encourage you to think about all those different areas on the wheel, and think about what areas of life can you learn, reinvent, and move with intention to become the best version of yourself.