Align with Your Best Self Externally and Internally

By Alexis Mills

Starting off the new year is a time when people are looking to align with their best selves, whether that be internally, externally, or both. Aligning with your spiritual self is a lot different than aligning with your best physical self, but you might be surprised how both can come together. Alignment is about finding what we want and choosing to create those feelings with action.

One of the traditional ways to do that is by setting New Year's resolutions, whether that be getting into better shape, reading more, or just taking better overall care of yourself and your health. Ultimately, what each is trying to achieve is aligning with your true and best self.

  • Identify who your ideal self is - Sit down and focus on who it is that you see as your best self and flesh out the details. What do you do on a daily basis? What does your home look like? What do you do for work? Who do you spend time with? What are your hobbies? The more specific, the better, because you will be able to visualize exactly who/what you are striving to be.
  • Make small changes in daily life - Figure out small changes you can make to you daily life in order to become your ideal self, whether that's waking up a little earlier each day, taking a walk, or reading instead of watching TV, or eating a salad at lunch instead of a burger. Small adjustments prevent burnout, and over time, make some big results.
  • See a chiropractor - Seeing a chiropractor will help and support your body physically to be in alignment, so you are able to function at your best. Chiropractors will do adjustments and give you advice on how to adopt healthier habits specific to you. At The Joint Chiropractic locally, you are able to walk in at your own convenience and get chiropractic help when you need it.
  • Do workouts you enjoy - I started doing yoga with "Yoga With Adriene" on YouTube. She taught me to find what feels good -- and what feels good to each person is different. It's important to be in tune with your body and to not push it past its limits, so no matter what kind of physical shape you are in, incorporate whatever physical activity feels good to you.
  • Take note on how you feel - Whether the changes are big or small, note how each of them make you feel. Note if you need to make adjustments or if you feel like you are on track. We are all constantly changing beings and it is important to assess and evaluate if what we are doing is in alignment with our best self.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in North Little Rock, Ark.

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