Setting Intentions

Photo of purple misty mountains with text that says "My one-word intention, 'PEACE' has played a big part in my self-care."
May is Mental Health Month, and this week is Women’s Health Week!
Independence Now’s Administrative Coordinator, Denise Robinson, lives with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which limits her ability to participate in some forms of exercise. So she’s developed her own daily self-help routine to maintain her physical and mental well-being in a safe and healthy way.

"My one-word intention, 'PEACE' has played a big part in my self-care. Before I get out of bed every day, I quote out loud a Bible verse from Philippians 4:13, 'I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,' which keeps me centered. I then sit up and start my breathing exercise for about 10 minutes. With each breath I take, I say, 'peace in – peace out – strength in – strength out – faith in – faith out – focus in – focus out,' etc. (I say all positive things). I walk first thing in the morning with the dogs if it's not too cold, and I will do breathing excuses throughout the day. I also use a DB method exercise machine for about 20 minutes a day for cardio health."

Denise’s combination of breathing and meditation, positive intentions, and safe physical exercise is a great way to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t have a large block of time during the day, consider breaking up your health practices throughout the day in smaller intervals. It can still have a big, positive impact on your health!
What is your one-word intention?
Setting Intentions
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