Last week I shared an exercise you can use when you get your
buttons pushed (or to re-center yourself when you feel off track). You
can find it here. This week I want to focus on the last part of
the exercise – the final sentence stem to be completed:

The best
actions for me to take to get back in alignment with my Highest Self
are…

The ideas generated by this sentence stem are the most
of all. Think about it. When you know exactly (and
specifically) what you need to do to return to a productive and healthy
state of mind, you increase your chances of behaving in self-affirming
ways. When this happens, life gets better – quickly. You eat better; you
make nourishing rest a priority; you become truthful in your
relationships; you feel confident enough to ask directly for what you
want or need; and you create a state of balance in your life that
supports your emotional and physical wellbeing. Sounds good to me!

Here
are some examples we received from our Fan Page last week.

When
you feel out of alignment with your Highest Self, you could:

Stop,
close your eyes, and take ten deep breaths

Move your
body immediately

Write one page about how you feel in a
journal

List ten things you feel for

Help
someone in need

Pet or play with your cat or dog

Take
a nap

Listen to inspirational music

Pray

Write
down ten positive affirmations

Find something to laugh
at

Read something inspirational

Meditate

Make
a cup of tea and take a out

Get out into nature

Have
a good cry

Once you have several ideas of what you might do,
it’s time to take this exercise one step further. Think about this: If
you had to choose ONE powerful action that will always realign you with
your Highest Self, what one action would it be?

It’s a coach’s job
to challenge clients to think outside the box. The idea that you can
identify or create one specific action to turn your life around in a
matter of minutes is the kind of challenge I love to take on. I’m
working on my action today.

Now it’s your turn. Complete the Take
Action Challenge below and see what happens this week!

Take
Action Challenge

Once you’ve read through the examples above,
write down anything else that occurs to you. Then, take some time to
design one specific action that will get you back on track. Be very
specific. For example, instead of saying: "Take some quiet time for
myself," try, "Go to my bedroom, sit on the bed, close my eyes, and take
ten deep breaths." Or, instead of "Count my blessings," how about,
"I’ll take out a piece of paper and list ten things I feel grateful for
and then write five affirmations that relate to what I most want to
create in my life."

Once you’ve identified your one specific,
action step, practice using it every day this week. Pretty soon you’ll
be able to rely on this one behavior to turn any difficult situation
around. It will become a trusted support system that gets you into
alignment with your Highest Self in no time!

I just LOVE this
week’s video sent to me by Mokey. It’s so inspiring and it makes me want
to get out and hug everyone. You’ll find it here.
Thanks Mokey (call
the show
☺)!

~~~

Do
you have an important message to share with the world?

April
23, 2010 in Boston
Only a few days left to join Cheryl
Richardson and Reid Tracy (HayHouse CEO)
for the new and
exciting program called
Movers
and Shakers
. Two workshop participants from
each city
could earn a chance to either host a weekly
radio show
on Hay House Radio for one month or host a
live online event
.

Life Makeover for the Year 2009(sm) is written and produced by
Cheryl Richardson.© Copyright 1999-2009 Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box
13, Newburyport, MA 01950, www.cherylrichardson.com.
All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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