There’s a lot of talk about alignment these days.

The goal is to find out who you are (your values, what do you stand for, what’s important to you), then you’re supposed to align all of this with your lifestyle — so you can design a life that matches YOU.

For example, if you discover that independence is a key value of yours, then you’re going to want to honour independence in the decisions you make, and have intention to be independent.

You’ll likely choose a profession that supports autonomy, a partner that encourages you to have your own life, and activities that allow you to be free and self-fulfilled — like, spin, photography or blogging for example.

Making choices that align your values with your lifestyle will ultimately help you find freedom in your life. – tweet this!

One thing you may not think about when aligning who you are with your lifestyle is your physical environment / living space.

Tonia in her Gastown loft
Tonia in her Gastown loft

It’s quite astonishing how so many of us leave our home space out of our goal setting and end up living in spaces that don’t inspire us.

Think about it, on a scale of 1 – 10 — how aligned do you feel with your current living space?

I understand, it’s easy to forget when you’re so focused on your career, relationships, health/fitness etc — however, your home is where you likely spend half your time, and it’s important that you live in a space that inspires your creativity and self expression.

Ideally you want your home to reflect YOU (and the people living there) as much as possible.

I’m not suggesting that you have to move into a new place, neighbourhood, or make a significant investment. There’s plenty of affordable changes that you can make to your home immediately, so that it’s more of a reflection of YOU.

Things like use of color, paint, music, books, photos, art, bed sheets, pillows, dishes, furniture, plants, candles etc, are all choices that you can make that are either aligned, or not aligned, with who you are.

If you’re not sure if something’s aligned with you, here’s a quick method to try:

Hold the object in your hand, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and feel whether it makes you expand or retract.

If you feel open, inspired, or imaginative — it’s aligned with you, and if you feel repulsed, withdrawn or revoked — it’s not for you. In other words, “Bye, Felicia.”

From this perspective, it’s easy to think about what needs to go and what you can slowly add to your home.

I know for me, I’ve always been pretty mindful of my living space and how it impacts my energy and level of inspiration.

Even when living at home with my parents, sharing flats with roommates, or during the “in between” stages. Having a nice smelling candle, fresh white bed sheets, and a green succulent was all I needed to make a place my own.

I’ve now taken physical environment even more seriously (also because I LOVE home design) and can say that my current home is a solid reflection of who I am. I was recently interviewed by my friends at Blu Realty and you can check out the article here.

Once you’ve decided how you’ll change your home to reflect YOU, I’d love to hear how this was for you.

What’s ONE thing you immediately want to change in your current home?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

If you know someone who could use some living space inspo, share this post.

Thank you for being here and choosing to be you, with confidence.

With love and support,

XO,

Tonia

P.S. If you want to discover your values, so you can live with clear intention, book a FREE alignment call with me. I offer no pressure, 30 minutes calls and I have a few spots left!

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