Values are what are important to us. Examples of values include, honesty, trust, respect, loyalty, love, happiness, safety and health. We could say that all these things are important to us, but we have a hierarchy of values, some are more important to us than others. When we act in line with our values we feel satisfied and happy. When our behaviours don’t reflect our values we feel misaligned. It may leave us feeling stressed, lacking confidence or feeling ill at ease.
If you are feeling dissatisfied or lacking motivation, consider, how much of what you are doing day to day is important to you?
Here are some brief questions to get you thinking about your values…
Think about them in the context of your personal life to get answers based on your personal values.
- Identify the times when you were happiest:
- What were you doing?
- Were you with other people? Who?
- What other factors contributed to your happiness?
2. Identify the times when you were most proud:
- Why were you proud?
- Did other people share your pride? Who?
- What other factors contributed to your feelings of pride?
3. Identify the times when you were most fulfilled and satisfied:
- What need or desire was fulfilled
- How and why did the experience give your life meaning?
- What other factors contributed to your feelings of fulfilment?
4. What do you want more of in your life?
5. List the top values which kept coming up. Organise them in order of importance.
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