Intention Cards for Self-Care - May You Know Joy

Today, I want to talk to you about intention cards for self-care.  I think they are an amazing tool for self-care and I want to share with you why and how to use them.

What are Intention Cards

We create a beautiful line of intention cards on themes ranging from finding joy, to gratitude, to recovery, to self-care , to love to intention setting. I think intention cards are a simple and inspired nudge. The cards’ messages encourage a thought for the day – or, in other words, a way to be intentional.

I created them because I have found that life can get really busy and it’s easy to spend it on autopilot. I believe the card messages open our eyes to the world around us and our experience of it. This inspires us to be more mindful of how we want to show up in the world, what impact we want to have and what we want to create.

My intention is for the cards to be simple reminders to connect you to your truest sense of self and align you with your very best path.

What is Self-Care

“What is self-care?” is a question I think it’s also important for us to explore. I really believe it’s simply taking care of ourselves but, in a very mindful and intentional way. When we tap into our awareness, what is it that will really support and nourish us today. I think you’ll find that the answers can be very different from day to day.  I also want you to remember that self-care can be simple. In other words, it doesn’t need to be fancy and elaborate to be effective. In fact, simple consistent actions aligned with your own self-care will have a much more sustainable and meaningful impact than one-off efforts.

Intention Cards Are Great for Self-Care

Here are just a few of the ways that intention cards are great for self-care:

Intention setting is self care

An intention setting practice is fantastic self-care. When we create an intention, we are mindfully deciding what we want to explore in a given day or time period. This is exemplary care for ourselves and it invites us to experience the world, to learn and to grow. Creating an intention is a beautiful commitment to ourselves, our well-being and the kind of life we want to create.

It Only Takes a Minute

Pulling an intention card for the day is easy – it only takes a minute. What’s so important about this is remembering that self-care can be very simple. What is one small thing you can do today that would be caring to yourself? Begin asking yourself this regularly and taking action. The moments add up and all of these simple self-care steps become a habit and ultimately a lifestyle. Do not underestimate the power of simple, consistent steps.

Choose Your Intention Cards

You can choose your intention cards. For example, you decide to choose a card at random trusting that the right card will reveal itself to you. You can also choose a card on purpose if there’s something specific you want to be mindful of, to practice or create. Furthermore, you can also choose the card deck theme that resonates most with you. Some of our card deck themes include: finding joy, intention setting, recovery, love and gratitude. You can find all of our card decks right here.

Self-Care Intention Cards

We have also create a card deck specifically devoted to self-care. I think that self-care can feel overwhelming and we may not always know where to start. That’s why I created this deck to give you simple nudges to help you build a daily practice.

Simple and Consistent

Remember: simple and consistent for the win! Intention cards are a great self-care tool and I encourage you to give them a try. There are 2 more things I want to remind you of before you go. First, the cards are meant to be a beautiful and inspirational nudge. Each one is an opportunity and I invite you to treat them that way. Enjoy them, be inspired and step boldly into the mindful life they help you create. Secondly, your self-care actions may not always bring you instant gratification. That’s not how this works. Your simple and consistent efforts will have a long-lasting and sustainable effect. Your mindset will shift and so will the way you live. Be open a committed to the long game. It will be entirely worth it!