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  • Writer's pictureEmile Neethling

How to get yourself Aligned



In this post we are going to dive into pin pointing areas in your life that is doing great and areas that is not doing so great, affecting your overall wellness. Remember to grab your journal for this one.

My family and I have recently immigrated to New Zealand and I've learned that our lives can get out of control pretty fast. Emigrating from one country to another, from everything you know to everything you don't know, is definitely a tester, not only for relationships, but also one's mental and emotional well-being. On top of our big move, COVID-19 struck, which brought some added uncertainty to say the least. Lucky for us, our connections are strong and healthy. The hard work paid off during tough times. Yes, keeping a strong connection with family is hard work and consistently working hard, served us well during these times. That wasn't enough though. I knew that I also needed to trust God's plan for my life and do more reflection and introspection.

Again I realized that developing my self-awareness skills is both important for my overall well-being, but also where my wellness starts. I was able to see myself and my situation more clearly and objectively. We sometimes just need to be a fly on the wall in our own situation seeing things from different perspectives. Developing our self-awareness skills regularly is a powerful habit to practice. This will help you make better decisions, especially during challenging times.

Don't confuse consciousness with self-awareness. Consciousness is the awareness of your environment or the things that happen to you. Self-awareness is the recognition of that and then figuring out how to respond to it. We can't control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it. We don't want to react to situations. We want to respond thoughtfully. A formula might look like this: Pause - Think - Respond. Give yourself some time to make the right decision.

The next part of the process is by admitting that you need to develop your potential. Common knowledge is not always common practice. We want to be proactive by pin pointing areas in our lives that needs more energy and time without neglecting other major areas. I have identified 10 major areas that helped me assess my life. You can download the life assessment here. Score yourself and take some time to journal about your ratings in each area of your life. Your scores are just an indication to focus on that area a little more this month.

Below are questions based on your Life Assessment scores which will help develop your self-awareness skills and align your life's major areas towards your purpose:

  1. What are the best and worst 3 areas of your life?

  2. Where are you not providing enough time and energy in your life?

  3. What is the one thing you can do to improve each area?

Awareness and real well-being starts with the truth. Be honest when completing the assessment. Improving takes time. Enjoy the process!

For optimal results I would suggest you do the assessment every Sunday for the next 3 months. If you want a coach to help you set your goals and develop an action plan CONTACT US.

Remember to be patient and persistent in your journey. You can improve. You are stronger than you think. The future holds great things for you.

Please tell me what you think by leaving a comment or sending me an email or text message. Cheers!

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