When You Show Up For Life

By: April Yee

Many of us head into our days somewhat haphazardly. We might not have a morning routine established yet where we get to step into our day, but our day seems to “come at” us instead. 

One quick practice that can impact our day is setting an intention for how we want to show up that day. 

The way I talk about showing up means not just being in the room or being somewhere, but how we interact with ourselves and how we interact with others. On purpose.  

We can decide in the morning what our intention is for showing up today. We can decide how we want to show up for ourselves and we can decide how we want to show up for others.   

An intention for showing up for ourselves can sound like this: 

“I want to show up for myself today by acknowledging what’s good in my life.” 

“I want to show up for myself today by honoring my commitments.” 

“I want to show up for myself today by telling the truth to myself.” 

An intention for showing up for others can sound like this: 

“I want to show up for others today by hearing what they have to say.” 

“I want to show up for others today by being compassionate towards them.” 

“I want to show up for others today by being patient with them.” 

We can choose on purpose. And it doesn’t mean we do it 100% that day. But we can start. And we can keep practicing.  

Your turn: What intention do you want to set for showing up for yourself today? For showing up for others? What intentions might you turn into habits? What awareness do you want to bring to this practice?  

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