How many times have you heard the expression, “What you think, you become”? That’s the philosophy behind intention setting in a nutshell, fam. The idea is that if you focus your mind and your heart on a specific purpose, then eventually, your reality will align with it. And in case you weren’t aware, setting the right intentions can be a game-changer if you want to find love in 2020. Experts say it can not only keep you motivated and optimistic in the dating game, but it can also help you to better acknowledge when someone is a solid match.
In case you’re a newbie, here’s a quick crash course in intention setting. Intentions are often confused with goals, but they are actually different things. There isn’t an expectation of “achievement” with an intention — it’s simply an aim, an attitude or action you’d like to align with. An intention should be framed around positive language ("I will..." rather than "I won't...") and should take all of your personal values, your unique perspective on life, and your dating priorities into account. Once you’ve come up with your intentions, you can say them aloud as well as write them down somewhere visible. The more you speak, hear, and see your intentions, the more powerful they may become.
Need some more specific guidance? Consider these expert-approved intentions for finding love this year.