Which one do you think is going to get healthy and feel great? Yep—the one who intends it.
Wanting is simply wishing you can have or do a particular thing it. Intending means you’re committed to achieving something by making a plan for success—and sticking to it!
The Fuel for Desired Results
The key to intention is action – try this to build your intention muscle:
- Get clear on what you want. Create a vision board by gathering images and words that pertain to your goal, and gluing them onto a large piece of construction paper. Hang the collage in a spot where you’ll see it often. (Or, you can use an online service like Pinterest to create a digital vision board.)
- Do something to make your desire happen. Let’s say you want to eat four servings of vegetables a day. Your first action may be to go to a farmers’ market and purchase a few veggies you can cook for dinner.
- Celebrate your achievement! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for meeting your goal.
If your intentions include being your best self this spring, feeling more energy, clearing your mind and skin, ditching some fat, eating real foods, and cooking beautiful foods for yourself and your family, here's a boost to start you off right: My Spring 5-day Detox is coming the week of April 16-20.
- Grab a complimentary recipe for salmon lettuce cups from the Spring Detox, below.
- Learn more about the spring detox here.
How to Have a Great Day… Every Day!
Did you know that you can even set an intention to have a great day?
Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?
Try this “Setting An Intention to Succeed” exercise used by professional athletes, speakers, politicians, and performers:
- Upon waking, lie in bed and think about what you have planned for your day (or, find a quiet spot to sit and contemplate).
- Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding.
- Replay your success several times in your mind.
- Next, add other senses, including sounds, smells, and touch. For instance, as you replay your success, you now also hear the director offering you the gig, or you feel the physical sensation of your finger hitting the “send” button on your latest assignment.
- Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel your elation at getting the part, or your pride at finally finishing your work.
You can perform An Intention to Succeed, throughout the day as desired.
Spring 5-Day Detox Recipe:
CURRIED SALMON SALAD IN LETTUCE CUPS
1 six-oz can wild-caught salmon
¼ fennel bulb, tough root removed and diced
½ stalk celery, chopped into small pieces
1 green onion, finely chopped
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ C parsley, finely chopped
1-2 tsp curry powder
Sea salt and pepper
3-4 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried (Butter lettuce works especially well here)
6 cucumber slices
Drain salmon and place in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the salmon. Add fennel, celery, spring onion, mustard, parsley and curry powder. Mix well and season with a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Scoop 1/3 of the salmon mixture into each lettuce cup and top with cucumber slices. Roll up and eat.