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500(+) Intention Words (to Burst the Distraction Bubble)

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♦️ Pub: Jan 22, 2019 | Updated: Jan 23, 2019 | Reading: 3 min. | Words: 2,685 ♦️
Life events, sitting like a cement bubble atop your head / heart, distract and de-energize. One mechanism offers a remedy: latching onto your day’s intention. This list of 500-plus intention words will quench your thirst for productivity when your do-it well runs dry.



OverView: the Birth of Intention Words in My Life

Just before the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, we enjoyed the usual nutfest with an immediate member of the family. He left for his beloved annual Myrtle Beach vacation. A couple of days later, the phone rang. By the end of the week, we sat in pews with vacant eyes, staring at his casket as the preacher pretended to convey a reason.

One-word intention setting
One-word intention setting

That scenario served as culmination of several WTF heart-zappers materializing in recent years. I knew only one thing for sure: I needed a head reboot, to calm the turbulent waters threatening to engulph my spirit.

Eight months later, I tap these words. I now KNOW

  • the power of a single focus-oriented word,
  • the fuel flowing from consciously cementing my mindset during preDawn hours, and
  • the bliss inherent in a weekday system geared toward keeping my head and spirit in check.

As a direct result, I determined this fairly new segment of my Morning Routine would live on “through infinity and beyond”.


Current Incorporation of Intention Words

My 2019 planner includes my intention word for the year. At those moments when negativity threatens to overwhelm my better self, I’ll hone in on this magical term.

The Monthly and yeah, Weekly Intention Words

The wise grasp tools to polish the inner self
The wise grasp tools to polish the inner self

Murphy’s Law adores tossing rocks along my path. Sometimes, the word set for the year misses its mark. For that reason, I conjure reinforcements for each time-based milestone.

Each new month gives birth to its own word of intent, as does each week. For me, it’s like layered clothing on an icy day. A bitter turn in my psychological or spiritual weather may nip at my extremities, but my core enjoys protection from Lady Life’s foul moods.

How do I know? Tried. Tested. Works Dang skippy imma keep it!

The Daily Word Of Intention

Each Monday through Friday, Nature’s first yawn gifts my word of intention for the day.

Set a morning intention word to power your day
Set a morning intention word to power your day

Briefly, my internal alarm pops my peepers during the 4a hour.

I aimed for 5a. While clocks bow to Daylight Savings Time, my system remains stubbornly ignorant.

I instruct Alexa to play a Motown-era tune, starting my day by shaking my booty to the boogie. After returning my hairbrush-microphone 😏 to the bathroom, I make my way to the front porch, coffee mug in hand.

Stillness both calms and invigorates. Nature provides her sermon for the day, unmarred by a human’s selfish agenda. Mr. Squirrel plays peekaboo, reminding me of laughter’s medicinal quality. A bird darts, stoking gratitude for my working five senses. With perspective enriched, I “receive” my daily intent word during this moment in my version of church.

Be still. Listen as your spirit guides you.
Be still. Listen as your spirit guides you.

For 2019, I opted to devise and add the security of a handy list —just in case Murphy’s Law defuels the usual power inherent in my morning church attendance. And, as frequent blog visitors know, when I learn of —or put together— something helpful, I pass it along.


The Mechanics: Free Share-It OnLine Tools for Bloggers

Think. Plan. Execute.
Think. Plan. Execute.

The iPad makes it dirt easy (and free) to copy from one app (e.g. browser) and paste into another (Drafts). Over a period of weeks, I further relied upon Google and my mind to create a healthy list of potential intention words.

Once I finalized the list, three questions harassed me. The common thread: me wanna easy, free do-this mechanism to handle the list-making chore!!

My mini-project:

  • conjure as many words as I could, to cover a full year
  • create an electronic list
  • go back & massage the list with favorite action & state-of-being words


Bookmark-‘Em Time, Folks!

Intention → priority → accomplish → satisfaction
Intention → priority → accomplish → satisfaction

Freeware tools induced my sloppy oh yeahhhh grins of über satisfaction, providing answers to the three questions in focus.

1️⃣ How do I alphabetize the list?

Alphabetized List: Copy and paste your text file into the field provided. Tap one button, and it’s done. Copy the revised results, then paste into your text file.
https://alphabetizer.flap.tv

2️⃣ How do I count the lines?

Line Counter: Rinse and repeat as regards copy → paste → tap button. Done!
https://pinetools.com/count-lines
If you have an app with a word count feature, you can use that instead.

3️⃣ How do I convert the plain text list into an HTML < li > list?

List Maker: Same procedure as above. This time, you get an HTML-ized version of your list. To ease reading, I split the list alphabetically to add visual breathing room.
http://www.limaker.com


List: 500+ Intention Words, Primed to Burst Distraction Bubbles

Intention Words beginning with A
Intention Words beginning with A

  • Abide
  • Absolve
  • Abundance
  • Acceptance
  • Accomplish
  • Accountable
  • Achieve
  • Action
  • Adapt
  • Add
  • Adjust
  • Advance
  • Adventure
  • Again
  • Ahead
  • Alert
  • Align
  • Alignment
  • Alive
  • Allow
  • Altitude
  • Ambition
  • Anchor
  • Anticipate
  • Appreciate
  • Ascend
  • Attempt
  • Attention
  • Attentive
  • Attitude
  • Attract
  • Audacious
  • Authentic
  • Avoid
  • Awaken
  • Aware
  • Awareness
  • Awe

Intention Words beginning with B
Intention Words beginning with B

  • Backbone
  • Balance
  • Be
  • Become
  • Begin
  • Behold
  • Belief
  • Believe
  • Belong
  • Bet
  • Bliss
  • Bloom
  • Bold
  • Bounce
  • Bounty
  • Brainstorm
  • Brave
  • Breathe
  • Bridge
  • Bright
  • Build

Intention Words beginning with C
Intention Words beginning with C

  • Calculate
  • Calm
  • Capable
  • Capture
  • Care
  • Celebrate
  • Centered
  • Centralize
  • Challenge
  • Change
  • Character
  • Charisma
  • Charm
  • Chase
  • Cheerful
  • Cherish
  • Choice
  • Choose
  • Claiming
  • Clarity
  • Cleanse
  • Clear
  • Climb
  • Cogitate
  • Command
  • Commit
  • Compassion
  • Complete
  • Compose
  • Compromise
  • Conceive
  • Conceptualize
  • Concoct
  • Confidence
  • Conjure
  • Connect
  • Conscious
  • Consider
  • Consistent
  • Contemplate
  • Contour
  • Countdown
  • Courage
  • Create
  • Cultivate
  • Curiosity

Intention Words beginning with D
Intention Words beginning with D
  • Dance (Grey’s Anatomy style, i.e. dance it out)
  • Dare
  • Daresay
  • Daydream
  • Decide
  • Declutter
  • Dedicate
  • Defeat
  • Defect
  • Deliberate
  • Delight
  • Depict
  • Design
  • Designate
  • Desired
  • Determined
  • Develop
  • Devise
  • Devote
  • Diligence
  • Direct
  • Discern
  • Discipline
  • Discover
  • Diverse
  • Do
  • Dominate
  • Done
  • Draft
  • Dream
  • Driven
  • Dynamic


Intention Words beginning with E
Intention Words beginning with E

  • Ease
  • Eat
  • Edit
  • Educate
  • Elevate
  • Embody
  • Embrace
  • Emerge
  • Empower
  • Enchant
  • Encourage
  • Endure
  • End
  • Endure
  • Energize
  • Engage
  • Enjoy
  • Enlighten
  • Enough
  • Enthusiastic
  • Environment
  • Escalate
  • Essence
  • Examine
  • Excite
  • Execute
  • Exonerate
  • Expand
  • Expect
  • Experience
  • Explore
  • Express
  • Extraordinary

Words of Intent beginning with F
Words of Intent beginning with F

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Fantasize
  • Fearless
  • Feast
  • Feel
  • Fierce
  • Find
  • Finish
  • Fit
  • Fitness
  • Fix
  • Flexible
  • Flourish
  • Flow
  • Fly
  • Focus
  • Force
  • Forgiveness
  • Formulate
  • Forward
  • Foster
  • Foundation
  • Framework
  • Free
  • Fruitful
  • Fulfill
  • Fun

Words of Intent beginning with G
Words of Intent beginning with G

  • Gauge
  • Gently
  • Genuine
  • Give
  • Glorious
  • Glory
  • Glow
  • Go
  • Goals
  • Grateful
  • Grounded
  • Grow
  • Guide

Words of Intent beginning with H
Words of Intent beginning with H

  • Habit
  • Happiness
  • Happy
  • Harmony
  • Hatch
  • Heal
  • Health
  • Higher
  • Hope
  • Huge
  • Humble
  • Humor
  • Hustle
  • Hypothesize

Words of Intent beginning with I
Words of Intent beginning with I

  • Illuminate
  • Imagine
  • Immerse
  • Impact
  • Impose
  • Improve
  • Increase
  • Indulge
  • Influence
  • Initiate
  • Inspired
  • Integrity
  • Intensity
  • Intent
  • Interpret
  • Intuition
  • Invent
  • Invest
  • Invincible

Words of Intent beginning with J
Words of Intent beginning with J

  • Join
  • Journey
  • Joy
  • Jubilant
  • Jump
  • Justice

An intention word: K
An intention word: K
  • K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, SherlockReena)
  • Kind
  • Knowledge


An intention word: L
An intention word: L

  • Launch
  • Laugh
  • Lead
  • Learn
  • Less
  • Let Go
  • Liberty
  • Life
  • Light
  • Listen
  • Live
  • Lock
  • Love
  • Luminosity

An intention word: M
An intention word: M

  • Magic
  • Magnify
  • Make
  • Manage
  • Manifest
  • Master
  • Meditate
  • Meet
  • Memories
  • Mercy
  • Milestone
  • Mindful
  • Mindset
  • Mission
  • Model
  • Moment
  • Motion
  • Motivate
  • Movement

An intention word: N
An intention word: N

  • Natural
  • Nature
  • Navigate
  • Network
  • New
  • No
  • Nourish
  • Now
  • Nurture

An intention word: O
An intention word: O

  • Observe
  • Oneness
  • Open
  • Opportunity
  • Optimistic
  • Organize
  • Outdoors
  • Outreach
  • Overcome

Intention Word of the year month week day starting with P
Intention Word of the year month week day starting with P
  • Pace
  • Pardon
  • Partner
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Pause
  • Peace
  • Permit
  • Persevere
  • Persist
  • Perspective
  • Picture
  • Pinpoint
  • Play
  • Plot
  • Polish
  • Ponder
  • Posit
  • Positivity
  • Possibilities
  • Potential
  • Pour
  • Powerful
  • Practice
  • Praise
  • Pray
  • Precious
  • Presence
  • Present
  • Presuppose
  • Prime
  • Priorities
  • Proclaim
  • Produce
  • Progress
  • Progression
  • Project
  • Prosper
  • Pure
  • Purge
  • Purify
  • Purpose


Intention Word of the year month week day starting with Q
Intention Word of the year month week day starting with Q

  • Qualify
  • Question
  • Quick
  • Quiet

Intention Word of the year month week day starting with R
Intention Word of the year month week day starting with R

  • Radiate
  • Radicalize
  • Re-brand
  • Read
  • Readjust
  • Ready
  • Rebuild
  • Receive
  • Reclaim
  • Recognize
  • Reconnect
  • Recover
  • Reflect
  • Refocus
  • Regroup
  • Reinvent
  • Reinvigorate
  • Rejoice
  • Relax
  • Release
  • Reliable
  • Renew
  • Research
  • Reset
  • Resilience
  • Resolve
  • Resourceful
  • Respect
  • Responsible
  • Rest
  • Restart
  • Result
  • Retreat
  • Reverence
  • Revise
  • Revive
  • Rise
  • Risk

Intention Word of the year month week day starting with S
Intention Word of the year month week day starting with S

  • Sacred
  • Satisfaction
  • Savor
  • Savvy
  • Say
  • Search
  • See
  • Seek
  • Seize
  • Self
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Love
  • Selfless
  • Serenity
  • Serve
  • Service
  • Shape
  • Share
  • Shift
  • Shine
  • Show
  • Simplify
  • Sincere
  • Sing
  • Slay
  • Small
  • Smile
  • Smother
  • Soar
  • Solve
  • Soul
  • Soulful
  • Sow
  • Space
  • Spark
  • Sparkle
  • Speak
  • Spearhead
  • Spirit
  • Spiritual
  • Squeeze
  • Stability
  • Start
  • Steadfast
  • Steady
  • Stewardship
  • Still
  • Stillness
  • Strategic
  • Strengthen
  • Stretch
  • Strive
  • Strong
  • Structure
  • Study
  • Submit
  • Success
  • Support
  • Suppose
  • Surrender
  • Surroundings
  • Survive
  • Survivor
  • Sweat
  • Sweet
  • Sweetness

Intention Word of the year month week day starting with T
Intention Word of the year month week day starting with T

  • Teach
  • Tell Your Story
  • Tenacity
  • Tend
  • Tender
  • Thankful
  • Think
  • This
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thrive
  • Today
  • Together
  • Touch
  • Tranquil
  • Transform
  • Transparency
  • Travel
  • Treasure
  • Triumph
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Try
  • Tweak

Set a Daily Word of Intention: U
Set a Daily Word of Intention: U

  • Unabashed
  • Unafraid
  • Unconditional
  • Understand
  • Unflappable
  • Unique
  • Unity
  • Unlimited
  • Unstoppable
  • Uphold
  • Uplift

Set a Daily Word of Intention: V
Set a Daily Word of Intention: V

  • Value
  • Victory
  • View
  • Vigilant
  • Virtue
  • Visible
  • Vision
  • Visualize
  • Vitality
  • Voice
  • Vulnerable

Set a Daily Word of Intention: W
Set a Daily Word of Intention: W

  • Wander
  • Want
  • Watch
  • Wellness
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Who
  • Whole
  • Why
  • Wild
  • Willing
  • Willpower
  • Win
  • Wisdom
  • Wise
  • Wish
  • Within
  • Wonder
  • Work
  • Worthy
  • Wow
  • Write

Set a Daily Word of Intention: Y
Set a Daily Word of Intention: Y

  • Yearn
  • Yes

Set a Daily Word of Intention: Z
Set a Daily Word of Intention: Z
  • Zeal
  • Zen
  • Zest
  • Zoom


Bonus: “Intention Word” Articles & Resources

Read About It

Resolve: I will create and maintain daily rituals to propel my success
Resolve: I will create and maintain daily rituals to propel my success

Watch, Listen, Learn

✦︎ The power of intention | Colleen McCulla | TEDxDayton

Colleen McCulla explores the power that daily intentional action has on transformation

✦︎ Intention setting: Melanie Richards at TEDxMontrealWomen

✦︎ The Power of Your Intentions (The Rice Experiment)

A few thoughts on the emotional impact of words and thought.

Closing Thought

Atheists and believers concur: one book survives the ravages of time. That book’s first chapter constitutes an homage to the extreme inherent power of words. Example: Let there be light. Repeat: the. very. first. chapter.

Just sayin’.


Call to Action

Convert your greatest foe into your strongest ally (i.e. your mind) with an intention word
Convert your greatest foe into your strongest ally (i.e. your mind) with an intention word

Stuff happens. Trying to juggle a series of commitments, wants, etc at the same time requires concentration. Distractions kill concentration. Do you have a dirt-easy mechanism to pull yourself back on track?

Lemme tell ya: latching onto a single word works wonders! It feels like I’m tossin’ kryptonite at Poindexter, my inner critic. Me likey — lots!

Find and do your own thing. All I ask: be prepared for the inevitable ThrillaInMeKilla events poised to pummel your booty to the canvas. Junk in the trunk helps with bouncing back. A single intention word can and will power that bounce.

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