Have you ever thought about whether you have a strong inner foundation that helps you guide your life choices? When I say foundation, I mean the inner structure that helps you live your life with less stress and overwhelm.
Having a strong inner foundation is an important part of intentional living because it helps you make decisions that shape your future for the better. If your foundation isn’t solid, you might feel like life is constantly knocking you down just when things seem to be getting back on track.
Even if you already have a sturdy inner foundation, that doesn’t mean it can’t sway from side to side sometimes. But, you may be at peace when these times come. Our strength is constantly tested by the pressures of the world, and it can take a lot of effort to stay upright.
With a strong inner foundation, you’ll be better able to handle the winds of change. You can grow more when your in a secure place and rooted.
A Strong Foundation Is What Keeps You Grounded
There’s a lot of pressure in our daily lives put on us by others and ourselves, which means we need a sense of structure to help us stay strong. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and unable to make any real changes in your life, it may be that you need to work on building your foundation stronger.
Your foundation is whatever you need it to be. Imagine your foundation at your very core of your being. Your foundation keeps you grounded and plants you where you are as you make tiny steps to nourish yourself and prioritize your needs.
Without a solid foundation to build life upon, it’s easy to bend and break under pressure. Sometimes it’s necessary to bend a little, but you don’t want to break.
Think about your foundation as two houses one build on a rock and one built on sand. In a violent storm when one will still be standing after the wind and and water constantly putting you’re house under pressure.
Is your foundation built on sand, where the water could easily wash it away. Or is it built on a rock, where the water will rolled over it. And not put as much pressure on it.
Building your house on a rock begins with these:
- Mindset: The quality of your thoughts
- Values: What’s important to you
- Habits: Daily routines you’re naturally good at
- Relationships: People who make feel secure and supported
- Trust: Someone who can trust no matter what
If you’re constantly trying to make changes in your life but nothing seems to stick, consider first whether you have the foundation to support you when times turn rough.