Boost Your Self Confidence with a 1 Minute Personal Alignment Check
By Noelyne Jones
In the busy-ness of our day-to-day lives, it is all too easy to slip into routines or get distracted in such a way that we are not tending to the really important things. This can leave us feeling empty, disconnected from our passion, and unable to accomplish what would be truly fulfilling. If left unchecked long-term your self-esteem will take a bashing and without realising you will no longer value yourself, which leads to low confidence and self-esteem.
To help my clients keep in touch with what is really important to them, and ensure that their thoughts, feelings and actions line up with the intention and impact they desire, I often share a simple "Alignment Check" tool.
It starts by getting clear on your intention. What are you attempting to accomplish in your life, career, or business at this time? If you are a leader in an organization, you might have an intention of fostering an environment of mutual respect where individuals are highly engaged in accomplishing collaborative goals. If you are a parent, you might have the intention of providing a loving, encouraging, fun home to help develop your children. If you are currently under high levels of stress, your intention might be to establish better balance in your life.
Once you have a clear intention, you are able to perform the alignment check. To do so simply pause, and take 3 breaths. (This brings you back into the present moment, and slows down your thoughts.) Then:
o Remind yourself what your intention is.
o Ask yourself if your current thoughts are in alignment with this intention?
o Ask if your current feelings or mood, are in alignment with your intention?
o Is the action you are now taking in alignment?
Are the results you are getting in alignment with your intention?
This whole process can be done in less than a minute. As simple as it is, it can be a powerful tool to keep your energies focused on the outcome you most want.
The clearer your intention, and the greater your alignment, the more powerful your results.
A quick and easy way to overcome that feeling of being overwhelmed and off track. It gets you back to calm, clear thinking and refocuses your efforts and activities on the key areas of your life.
If you are struggling with something right now then stop doing whatever it is as it means you are focusing your attention in the wrong direction. Go back to contemplating your dreams. Imagine achieving it in all it's bright and wonderful detail. Sharpen the picture in your mind. Once you are back on track with your mind you will then approach tasks with renewed vigour and determination.
Enjoy the process of life, even if what you are currently doing is not what you really want to be doing. There is only now so you may as well choose to enjoy the moment.
If you can be happy now with what you have even though it's not quite where you want to be, you will be even happier when you get what you want. On the same note if you are choosing to be unhappy now then the chances are you will still be unhappy when you get what you want.
Choose to be happy whenever possible,
Noelyne Jones the “Personal Achievement Maestro” who specialises in overcoming low confidence and improving self-esteem,
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