Living with intentions

Living with intentions

Make your actions count.

For anyone who has ever been involved in the Jesuit sect of Catholicism, the idea of living with intention is probably ingrained in your head. I may not be much of a believer in organized religion, but I do like the idea of making each of your actions count. This is something the Jesuits do right.

The definition of intention is to have aim or an objective. This idea fits perfectly in the idea of living to do. For myself personally, I know living with intention revolves around the little things in life. It’s easy to get into a rhythm that doesn't necessarily lead to moving forward, but having intention can help you move past this.

Like many people in my generation, I can get sucked into the black hole known was the World Wide Web. It’s so easy to come home from work, school or just wake up and flip on the laptop and zone out. 15 minutes can turn into hours, and that free time you had to read, write or pursue something you love quickly disappears. This is where intention can help you grow.

Living with intention doesn’t mean having no fun, and it doesn’t mean having no down time either. What it means is being aware of your actions and making them count, even your down time. This awareness allows you to monitor your time spent and become more efficient with those precious minutes.

Make your actions count and become aware of where your time is devoted. This small act can cause small changes in schedule, which will help you to become the person who achieves their goals in life.