What is intentional living? It’s all about living a life full of purpose and joy that align your actions with your values and aspirations. 

Since we live in a world full of distractions, it’s easy to lose a sense of oneself and true purpose. Here are our top 5 tips to help guide you in finding purpose and joy in your life. 

1. Identify Your Core Values

To start, identify your core values. Reflect on what truly matters to you, what brings you joy, and what you want to prioritize in your life. Understanding your values will serve as a compass, guiding your decisions and actions towards a purpose-driven existence.

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2. Set Meaningful Goals

Once you've established your core values, set meaningful goals that resonate with them. Whether they are personal, professional, or spiritual aspirations, these goals will give direction to your life and create a sense of purpose. Break these goals into smaller, achievable steps, and create a plan to work towards them.

Remember, good things take time, consistency and patience. Go after what you want by taking little steps at a time, and don’t beat yourself if up if you hit some bumps in the road! 

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3. Cultivate Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is essential for intentional living. Take time each day to be present in the moment, fully immersing yourself in your experiences. Mindfulness offers many benefits including: reducing stress, enhancing gratitude, and helping you appreciate the simple joys in life. In return, this leads to a more fulfilling and joyous life.

Some of our favorite mindfulness apps include Calm and Headspace.

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4. Embrace Self-Compassion

Intentional living involves acknowledging that you're not perfect and embracing self-compassion. Treat yourself with kindness, especially during challenging times. Let go of self-criticism and negative thoughts, and instead, foster a mindset of growth and learning. This self-compassion will fuel your journey towards a purposeful and joyous life.

Feeling burnt out on your journey? Take a break and pick back up the next day. Remember, you're only human. Life is a marathon and not a sprint! 

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5. Prioritize Self-Care and Joyful Pursuits

Make self-care a priority in your life. Nurturing your physical, emotional, and mental well-being is crucial for intentional living. Set aside time regularly for activities that bring you joy and rejuvenate your spirit. Engage in hobbies and pursuits that ignite passion, enriching your life with happiness and content.

Some of our favorites include: getting outdoors and exercising, turning our favorite tunes on in the car and signing our hearts out and spending time with family and friends. 

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Our founder, Christina Bullock, went through this 5 step guide of living with intention and finding her purpose and joy a few years back after a sudden death in the family upturned her life. She hopes her story will inspire other women to do the same, and not hold back on going after what it is they truly want in life. To learn more about her story, visit our About Page and our other blog post on 7 Fun Facts About Our Founder.

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And for more on finding true happiness and joy, visit our other blog post here


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