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Autumn term starts Saturday 28th September 2024 (Early Bird: £2,995 until 2nd of September, then £3,240 thereafter).

How to set your intentions for the day

Ever have those days where you look back and can’t pinpoint one significant thing you did or that happened?

Often this realisation comes when someone innocently asks

“so what did you do today?” or

“what have you been up to?”

It dawns that you were so on auto-pilot you can’t even remember what you had for lunch, let alone what progress you made towards your goals.

Suddenly the washing up feels like the most prominent memory of the day. Guilt and despair start to trickle in.

Setting your own pace and intention for the day is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

If you don’t, you can be pretty sure that someone else or external forces will do so for you. Life starts to drift, your sense of purpose slips away. Find yourself accusing bosses, partners, friends of being too ‘controlling’? Toxic behaviour should never be tolerated, but remember that it’s up to YOU to create your ideal life and to own it.

Find out how to set your intentions for the day and reclaim your day.


The best time to take control is straight after waking up. Your energy is high, your mind is rested and receptive and nobody else has yet had the chance to push their own agendas on to you. By taking a few minutes to meditate on, or just think about, what YOU want to achieve today and how YOU want to feel, you set your own agenda and make it a priority.


Mental and physical clutter shows up as stuck energy and stops you from being able to think and act with intention. Get crystal clear about what the most important things are in your life. This may not be immediately obvious and may require some inner work and exploration! Have fun with it, and once you’re clear be sure to nurture each area in some way, however small, every day.


Get to know your goals by writing them down and keeping them somewhere you can see them. Tell other people about them. By communicating your goals and bringing them to life, even just to yourself, you put them out there and give the universe a chance to respond. You’ll notice that you then start to modify your attitude and behaviour, and that’s when you’re in a position to start receiving the good stuff.


No matter how inspiring your goals are, you can only work on them one day at a time. Break down your goals into milestones. What three small actions are you able to take TODAY that will move you closer towards the first one? One phone call, making a list, creating a folder for research, even ten minutes thinking time on the commute all count. Make these three actions your Non-Negotiable Daily Commitment. Though the individual actions may seem tiny, they will build momentum and a sense of accomplishment that will keep you going.

Each and every morning is another chance to be the person you want to be and live the life you want to have. Embrace the process and focus on relishing the task at hand just as much as the thought of the end result.

Save yourself from needless rollercoasters and get actively involved in creating your life’s blueprint, piece by piece, little by little, day by day.

How do YOU want the rest of today to go?

By Ed Lamba

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