Before completing the exercise on this page, please refer to my previous blog: Values and I Am statements. Complete the exercise of selecting your values from a list and creating I Am statements. Once you have chosen the values that are most important to you, spend some time thinking about these values. What would your life look like if you were living your values?
As you focus on your values, reflect on some of the following questions:
- Looking at your values, how do they make you feel? Do you feel good about them? Would you be happy to tell others about them? How would you describe your values?
2. What would a life based on these values look like to you?
For example, if peace is one of my values and was part of my life, I would spend time everyday in my office listening to music, meditating and contemplating life. Try to visualize this and see how it feels.
3. If your life is not currently reflecting your values, why not? What hinders you or prevents you from living a life true to your values? What excuses do you come up with?
4. Who do you need to become to create a life that does reflect your values?
For example: I need to be more assertive with my family and tell them I need some ‘me’ time. I need to believe that I deserve this time for myself to gain peace.
5. What specifically can you do? Make a list of actions.
For example: Set up my office to make it a peaceful place; Schedule the time in my diary6.Write 1 or 2 affirmations and say these every day.
6. Write a few affirmations and read them daily.
For example: I deserve to have some time everyday just for me.
When I live a life based on what I most value, my life feels on purpose and I feel happy.