I’ve been practicing this new technique from Abraham-Hicks in which I visualize each segment of my day and set an intention whenever I enter a new segment.
New Trick: a simple way to focus and segment your day.
We each go through various transitions from one segment of our day to another, for example when you wake up in the morning and get ready for work, that’s one segment. As you drive or commute to work, that’s another segment. When you walk to a meeting or get lunch, you’re entering another new segment.
Use your transitions to set an intention.
The transitions from one segment or category of your day to another are the perfect time to set an intention and focus clearly on what you want for the upcoming segment.
For example, when you get into your car or on the bus, you can set the intention of arriving safely at your destination with easy flowing traffic, and using the time to do something uplifting.
Before you pick up the phone or walk into a meeting, do this.
When someone calls you on the phone or you walk down the hall to a meeting, take a moment to set an intention for what you’d like to get out of that phone conversation or that meeting. For example; “I uplift those around me, I’m able to communicate my ideas clearly, and get them excited about my overarching goal of xxx.”
What is your primary intention for each segment of your day?
Focus on your intention immediately before starting the activity and you’ll get incredible results!
I just went on a run, which represented a new segment in my day. While on the run, I decided to visualize how I wanted to feel on the run itself, and also how I wanted the next couple of hours to go when I returned to work after the run.
I saw myself getting home, drinking a big glass of water and then standing in my office brainstorming ideas for upcoming blogs on a whiteboard. I visualized the ideas coming with ease, and saw myself quickly sitting down to write two entire articles without pause. I also imagined myself finally finishing a big decluttering effort in my office and putting away all my files.
When I got home from the run, I immediately drank a glass of water and started brainstorming blog ideas. Then, I sat down and wrote two articles really quickly (which doesn’t usually happen! I’m lucky if I get one article draft done in a single day). Everything I had intended happened with so much ease, it was incredible.
Segment intending plants the seeds for you to get more of what you want.
The basic concept behind segmenting is that if you chunk the different activities or segments of your day and focus on what you’d like out of each segment, you’re more likely to create it.
Chunk it down.
If you think of your whole day, it can be too overwhelming and hard to focus on what you’d like. But if you break the day into segments, it’s easier to be focused and clear.
Try it for yourself right now.
As you’re reading this, take a moment and imagine the segment you’re about to enter. Maybe you’re going to sleep for the night, and you want to set the intention of falling asleep with ease and waking up feeling rested. Or maybe you’re taking a short break at work, and you’re about to enter a segment where you want to intend extreme productivity, clear communication and motivation.
What segment are you about to enter next?
How do you want it to go? What are your intentions for this upcoming segment?
See it, feel it and imagine it any way you can. Then, after that segment’s over, check in with yourself notice if you were more effective at creating what you intended for that time period.
You’ll be astounded at how well this technique works!
Sometimes, it feels like a lot of effort for me to consciously think of what I want throughout the day.
Harness your transitions.
But when I use the transition time between segments to pause for a second and set an intention, it becomes easier.
If you don’t set intentions, your day can feel fragmented or reactive.
If you don’t take the time to get clear on what you want, you’ll end up reacting to other people’s agendas and priorities. Or your day will feel fragmented and unproductive.
The more clear you are about what you want, the more you get what you want.
It’s that simple.
Try it out for yourself and see! We’d love to hear from you – leave a comment BELOW and let us know. What’s your experience of trying out this segment intending?
May you create a life you love with ease and intention,
P.S. I have some brand new meditations we’ll be releasing in the coming weeks! Stay tuned.
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