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Affirmations vs Intentions

I don’t know who needs to hear this but…

 

Everyone struggles with motivation and mindset sometimes.

 

But that doesn’t mean you stop trying! Instead, you often need to get strategic. So, today I want to share some tools you can use to keep yourself on track when you’re not feeling it. It's a matter of affirmations and intentions — and they might be different than you think! Sometimes they get lumped in as strictly "woo" but they’re actually backed up with studies.

 

☑️ Affirmations boost brain activity, help you stick with healthy habits, improve self-control, and even help you feel happier and more fulfilled.

 

☑️ Intentions can help motivate you to follow through on your specific goals.

 

Together, they help you build momentum. Here’s one way to remember the differences between them:

 

girl holding an umbrella overhead
Umbrella = great metaphor for affirmations/intentions!

☔️ Affirmations are like an umbrella, protecting you from negativity and distractions by keeping them from you.


☂️ Intentions are all about the things you do UNDER the umbrella to make your goals a reality.





Affirmations vs. Intentions

 

Affirmations are:

●     focused on changing beliefs and attitudes

●     aspirational, helping you change or create positive thought patterns

●     generally have a longer-term focus

 

Here are a few examples of healthy affirmations:

●     I am strong, healthy, and full of energy

●     My body is resilient, capable, and strong

●     I respect my body with nourishing food and regular exercise

 

Intentions are:

●     focused on guiding your actions or behaviors

●     practical, focusing on how you want to live, act, or what you want to achieve

●     usually focused on your day or a specific task

 

Here are some examples of intentions:

 

●     I’m going to give it my all during my workout today

●     My food choices today will support my health and fitness goals

●     Today I will listen to my body and rest when I need it

 

When was the last time you set an intention for the day? It’s not too late to create one today! 😉

 

P.S. You know what also helps with motivation? Having a coach/community to lean on when you get stuck, especially if you’re in a pattern of starting & stopping, and beating yourself up over it. Sometimes just having someone there to nudge you when you need it, or let you know you’re NOT crazy for needing a break, can be the difference between giving up and sticking with it.


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