Ready to Realign to You?
A few years back, when I had one of my first turning points I really started questioning life. I discovered many things on the adventure, however one word kept coming up and that was realignment. Subsequently, today I wanted to share more about realigning, including –
- Meanings of Realign,
- Five Ways to Start Realigning to You!
Meanings of Realign?
- “to align again” ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- “to change or put back to a new or former place or position” ~ Dictionary.com and Cambridge Dictionary
- “If you realign your ideas, policies, or plans, you organize them in a different way in order to take account of new circumstances” ~ Collins Dictionary
- “To put back into proper order or alignment” ~ the Free Dictionary
- “to change the position of something, especially in relation to the position of something else” ~ Macmillian Dictionary
So when I am working with clients, one area I support them with is realigning to themselves or coming back in to alignment with themselves (which ever way you prefer to look at it). I like these words from Brian Tracy –
“I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all.”
5 Ways to Start Realigning to You…
There are many ways to start realigning to you. However, I am going to share these five today.
1. Know Your Values
Values are one element that drive behaviours, so not knowing your own values can put you at risk of living someone else’s life and not living your potential. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says –
“Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.”
2. Take Time Out to Reflect
Do you take time out of your life to reflect?
Yes, I realise you may be busy, however reflection is important. What I mean by reflect – is taking the time out to review a situation or activity, your week, day, month or year. It is a great tool that allows you to take notice and become more mindful of what is happening in our lives.
For example, have you ever noticed when you start a new activity, you are often enthusiastic and dedicated at first and then things change? Why does that happen? I am not sure why it happens for you as we are all different and unique, however this is one of the reasons why it is important to take time out and reflect. There is a process I use here for reflection if you would like to see it 🙂
3. Know Your Personal Boundaries
There are many reasons to have personal boundaries, however they really depend on the individual as every person is different and has had contrasting experiences in their lives. For me one of the reasons personal boundaries are important is identified in the following quote by Brené Brown –
“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”
Personal boundaries can also help you –
- define who you are,
- practice self-care and self-respect,
- communicate your needs in a relationship,
- set healthy limits in a relationship, and
- make time and space for healthy interactions.
Don’t get me wrong, I have complained, however over time, I learnt that I needed to stop. I love Eckhart Tolle’s take on this –
“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
5. Get Clear on Your Vision
Do you know what you truly want or is it based on someone else’s idea of who they think you are? I love this quote –
“Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg
Over to You…
I hope this post has give you some insight in to how you can realign to you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I also like this reminder on realignment from Eckhart Tolle –
“If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living.”
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