You may have heard a bit about intentional living lately but you’re not sure what it is all about. In this post I list 40 intentional living quotes from Brene Brown to Confucius to explain the meaning and benefits of leading an intentional life.
Intentional living is about taking the reins of your own life and creating a life that is authentically you.
How exactly do you do that?
Slow down and take stock of your life. By taking a step back you can get a better feel for what is going on within and around you. By taking life a bit slower you will allow your intuition and senses to kick in.
Clear out your life physically, mentally and emotionally. Now that you can see what is happening in your life you can start to clear out what doesn’t serve you in your
- physical space by decluttering, organising, planning and decorating.
- mental space by resting, resetting and working on your mindset.
- emotional space by avoiding toxic people and situations.
Discover your core personal values and what brings you joy. Do a deep dive into what makes you tick and brings happiness into your life. Discover your unique talents and gifts you bring to the world.
Focus on what matters most. Take everything you have learnt in the process and apply it to your daily life as a priority. As they say ‘starve your distractions, feed your focus’.
“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?, Paradigm shift.”
– Brene Brown
“Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.”
– Michael Josephson
“Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.”
“People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.”
– John C. Maxwell
“Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”
– Dalai Lama
“Instead of hustling to build a like that looks good, what if you slowed down and cultivated a life that feels good.”
– Erica Layne
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
– Japanese proverb
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
“True self care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t regularly need to escape from.”
– Brianna Weist
“Slow down. Nothing of any real value can be achieved in a state of rush. Relax your body and mind by undertaking regular meditative walking, yoga, tai chi – activities that will bring you inner calm.”
– Michael Lewin
“When your intention is clear, so is the way.”
– Alen Cohen
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
“Intentional living means making choices for your life based on your greatest values, not the habits of others.”
“Living with intentional means saying no to the things that aren’t important to us so that we can say yes to what matters most.”
“An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.”
– John C Maxwell
“The key is not to prioritize your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”
– Steven Covey
“Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your home and life around that answer.”
– Joshua Becker
“If you’re going to grow, you have to be intentional.”
– Curt Kampmeier
“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”
– Evan Esar