Intentional living to me means “to consciously live our life in a way that drives our dreams and goals. To consciously make choices for our lives instead of leaving it to chance. Not allowing the world’s distracts take me away from my dreams and goals.” I found a great quote from one of my favorite writers out there. He said, “Don’t just drift through life. Live intentionally and on purpose.” taken from http://www.becomingminimalist.com.
In the same article as the quote, Joshua Becker stated that living a simple life, you need to be intentional about it, in which you need the proper foundation & steps. Since I am new to all of this, his steps helped guide me in the right direction. The hardest part of my journey was figuring out how to begin. This is a great place to start. To read more about each step, please click on the link below that will bring you to his article.
Part 1- First, Lay the Foundation
~Realize that your life is made up of choices
~Evaluate the culture that you’re swimming in
Part 2- Second, Add Practical Steps
~ Decide to live your life
~ Define a purpose
~ Set goals
~ Stay focused
~ Learn from others
To read his full article, which I promise you is a great read, you can find it here http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-helpful-guide-to-living-an-intentional-life/
I strive to live intentional and by doing so I have noticed a few beneficial side effects. Living with as little distractions as possible, we are also able to save our money, save our time & energy, save our “real” relationships, and save the things that are important to us. Talk about some great benefits for being intentional, living a simple life.
Where did you begin your journey? What are some other practical steps you could add to the list above? What are some other beneficial “side effects” that you noticed? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.