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5 Simple Steps to Live an Intentional Life

1. Slow down

Rushing, and filling your calendar with events, and days with busy work, is not the way to get to where you want to be.

Being intentional with your time is.

Slow down and give yourself time to think and reflect.

Pay attention to how you spend your time. What is working for you and what isn’t?

If something isn’t working for you, take steps to change it.

2. Define your values

Think about what’s important to you.

  • Where do you want to be?
  • How do you want to live?
  • What would your ideal day look like?

Remember, intentional living is about living with purpose, values, dreams and goals that are important to YOU. Below is a list of values – which ones do you feel drawn towards?

  • Simplicity
  • Meaning
  • Harmony
  • Honesty
  • Organisation
  • Focus
  • Creativity
  • Preparedness
  • Freedom
  • Playfulness
  • Optimism
  • Proactiveness
  • Loyalty
  • Positivity
  • Joy
  • Compassion
  • Authenticity
  • Ambitiousness
  • Spirituality
  • Security
  • Boldness
  • Humility
  • Adventure
  • Variety
  • Fairness
  • Service
  • Growth
  • Prosperity
  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Beauty
  • Commitment
  • Efficiency
  • Uniqueness
  • Competency
  • Resourcefulness
  • Determination
  • Sensitivity
  • Balance
  • Vision
  • Serenity
  • Self-reliance
  • Intuitiveness
  • Adaptability
  • Devotion
  • Abundance
  • Generosity
  • Equinimity
  • Process
  • Purpose
  • Courage
  • Appreciation
  • Connection
  • Support

3. Set goals

Once you are clear on your vision, craft a lifestyle that supports this by setting goals.

  • What small actions can you do to move towards your vision?
  • What habit changes can you make?
  • How can you do more of what you love and less of what you don’t?

Goals will help you take action, no matter how small, to move towards the life you want to live.

4. Take action

You won’t get to where you want to go until you start to take action.

Small but consistent actions over time will have a significant positive impact on your life. 

Those small intentional steps you take each day will compound over time, to create a fulfilling life in line with your values.

5. Learn to say no

Living intentionally requires focus.

There are so many distractions that can pull you away from what is important.

Learn to say no so that you can stay true to your values in the face of all the demands and distractions that come your way.


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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