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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” —Viktor E. Frankl
At its simplest, intentional living is a practice of bringing awareness to your day-to-day activities and making thoughtful choices about your actions. When you are aware of what you are doing, at the time you are doing it, that awareness creates powerful moments of possibility—depending on how you use them.
Living an intentional life is about recognizing what’s important to you and what’s not. It’s about slowing down to appreciate the little things in your life. It’s also about homing in on what you care about so that you can cultivate and enjoy the moments that matter to you more often.
Will therapy for an intentional living help me?
It is recommended for you if you are:
- Experiencing overwhelming or chronic stress
- Having difficulty making an important decision
- Stuck on autopilot
- Holding onto regrets
- Feeling constantly lonely, bored, lost, or uninspired in life
- Unhappy in a career, area of study, or stage of life
- Consumed by multitasking
- Having difficulty experiencing hope or optimism
- Prone to doing what others tell you with difficulty saying no
- Reacting based on emotions, rather than on your values
- Feeling as if you have no control over your life
“I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life, you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.”
What will I learn from therapy for intentional living?
In our work together, you will gain insight into your personal values, create space to make new choices that lead you to growth, and make a habit out of rewarding yourself when you’re making progress.
You’ll discover more about what matters to you. You’ll learn how to let go of beliefs, routines, tasks, and even relationships that keep you stuck, lead to regrets, or don’t align with your values. You’ll learn to make changes in your life that lead to empowerment and well-being.
You’ll stop living life passively, in the past, or in fear of the future—and start living more in the moment, making proactive choices that lead you in the direction you want to go.
Most of all, therapy focused on leading an intentional life helps you learn how to pause between events and your responses to them. The pause, and the space that follows, is where choice exists to transform your life trajectory in small and big ways. In that space, you may choose to look at the bigger picture or notice something you’re grateful for. You may consider a response you hadn’t previously thought was available to you.
This is the foundation of the growth mindset.
Using a growth mindset, you can learn from past mistakes and then intentionally choose a different response when a similar situation arises in the future. If you want to leave old habits behind and thoughtfully choose small actions that will take you to the life you want, intentional living may be for you.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” ―Theodore Roosevelt
Living intentionally is an ongoing commitment that permeates every facet of your life. We will put you on the path to intentional living step-by-step. And each day that you make progress toward intentional choices, you’ll be that much closer to reaching the life that you envision for yourself—a life of health, supportive relationships, success, and happiness.
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