Commit To Living With Intention

Hello Neighbor!

Imagine a world where more people take real steps toward living more sustainably. Where they make conscious decisions to reduce their consumption, take care of their health, and limit their impact on the planet. I’ve seen it. That’s what we’ve been building the foundation for with Hometown: Earth for the past few years, and I’m so thankful you’ve been a part of it.

Living With Intention

What is Intention?

I love this definition of intention by Loving Roots Project – “Living with intention means living a better-balanced life full of meaning and purpose. It means the activities that you are engaging in are worthwhile to you and focused on betterment.” Living with intention goes hand in hand with living sustainably.

I genuinely believe that by committing to living with intention and focusing on betterment, you can change habits that have been ingrained in your daily life for years (or decades). Choosing to live more sustainably will create ripple effects on your life and your community, influencing others to do the same. I know because I’ve experienced it firsthand since the first day I began my journey to living sustainably.

This is the final episode of Hometown: Earth, and having this community has been instrumental in holding me accountable for the life I want to lead.

How To Live With Intention

So here are my final steps for keeping in touch with your intentions:

1. Write down your intentions and your values.

Life can sweep us away without even knowing it. Take the time and energy to think about what you want in your life and write it down. Physically writing things down helps us ingrain those thoughts into our memory and stick to them.

2. Decide what actions you want to incorporate into your daily life.

This year we’ve gone through so many sustainable habits you could adopt. Decide what behaviors or habits would fit into your daily life and begin to incorporate them.

3. Create routines surrounding the life you want to live.

Building your habits into your routine will help you to stick to them and live the life of meaning and purpose you’ve always wanted.

Find a community of like-minded people.

Who you surround yourself with is who you become. Try to surround yourself with people who align with your values. Join a community of people who can help you to grow and can help keep things on track if needed.

Find a mentor.

Time and again, science has proven mentors as one of the most effective ways of learning new things—and committing fully to living intentionally is no exception. Mentors can help guide you through the process of setting intentions and achieving them, so make sure they’re someone who inspires you!

But above everything, just try to show up for yourself every day.

Improve your life

Once you can do these things, your personal and professional life will grow. Use your knowledge to stand as an example for the rest of the world. Live a sustainable life for yourself, your family, and your neighbors on Hometown: Earth. Fight for a better planet.

And remember that you don’t have to do it alone. The more people committed to living with intention and sustainability, the better the world will be for all of us.

I want to thank you for tuning in each week to learn more, and I hope you continue your journey. If you’d like to follow along with my sustainability journey, I will continue to post blog posts here.

I’ll end with the same Ana Monnar quote from Episode 1 that reads,

“All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet.”

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for joining me, neighbor.

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