Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we discussed why it is important to set an intention for peace in your relationship. Here are some other thoughts about the benefits of living intentionally.

Achieve Emotional Balance Through Living with Intention “Did you know that just by changing the way you think and process the world around you, you can mitigate stress, get more out of your day, and achieve emotional balance? You become whatever you think about all day long; meaning stress is heightened when you think stressful thoughts. If your mind is always focused on feeling stress, you won’t have room for more productive thought processes. If you want to achieve emotional balance, the best place to start is with honest, non-judgemental self-reflection.”

The Intention of Peace “‘Peace’ is one of my favorite words. It has a bit of onomatopoeia to it – you know, a word that sounds likes its meaning, like ‘buzz’ or ‘hiss.’ When I say the word ‘peace’ I become more peaceful. I take a deep breath and exhale on the first sound of the word, and the sibilant at the end takes the rest of my breath. ‘Peace.’ I imagine Jesus doing this with his fearful disciples in the upper room.”

Intention Setting 101 “An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world — whether at work, in relationships, during your meditation, or in any area of your life. Ask yourself, what matters most to you? Your answer could form a powerful intention, for which you can align your thoughts and attitude for the day ahead.”

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