We hear a lot about willpower when it comes to health and weight loss.
Personally, I think willpower is a tricky term because I’ve found willpower to be an invitation to working against ourselves.
Yes, the mind is very powerful and we can use it to achieve just about anything we want, but when the mind is out of alignment with our heart and our intentions, we end up feeling like a hamster running around the wheel. This is what creates struggle, push, and the general feeling of being out of ‘the flow’.
Willpower feels like a push while intentions feel like an invitation.
Intentions leave more room for figuring out; they allow us to be messy, there’s room for mistakes, they tend to be more forgiving, more spacious, more understanding, and simply more reasonable (which works well when it comes to change).
Willpower comes from the head, intention comes from the heart.
In the video below, I share a personal story about how willpower landed me with a herniated disc in my back and how and why I am using intentions to set my health goals moving forward.
I would love to hear you thoughts, questions, and experiences down in the comments below!