Notice When You're Out of Alignment
"One form of discomfort or pain arises when our lives are out of alignment with our goals, such as when what we do doesn't fit our values, or when we have changed but our lives have not. When we discover we are out of alignment, we can notice how we can describe the events of our lives and the stories we weave to make sense of the world.
Becoming aligned with our deepest values, our deepest sense of ourselves, often begins when we notice we are out of alignment. If you notice a sense of disconnection and discomfort in your work, your job, or your career, pay attention to it! Being out of alignment can happen in small ways - noticing that a particular activity or decision is troubling, unsatisfying, or doesn't fit. Or it can happen in more profound ways - realizing that a career or an important relationship has become a regular source of discomfort rather than of satisfaction or joy (p. 170)."
From: Lesser, M. (2019). Seven practices of a mindful leader. Novato: CA: New World Library.