When you live your life congruent with your values, you are more contented, happy and have less stress and anxiety. Think of it as the wheel of your life perfectly round like a wheel on your car where every area of your daily life e.g.; work, relationship, career, health to name a few are in alignment. it would be a pretty smooth ride don’t you think?
Now think of your daily life with all the stresses it brings, all the highs and lows? Some of the areas of your life are out of alignment. It wouldn’t feel great, would it? Be like driving a car with a flat tyre pretty bumpy and not enjoyable?
That’s why it’s crucial to help my clients identify their values. Our values ( you can read more on values here ) are what matters to us; what’s important, what we focus on; they make us take action (or not take action) – they are part of our motivation. Values drive an individual’s choices and decisions. They determine the actions we take.
Take a look at how you spend your time; that will give you a good indication of your core values.