Positive Psychology,  Values,  Wellbeing

Values

As we are beginning to see and end to the restrictions that we have all been under I thought it might be a good time to put this article on values up again. Sometimes a period of reflection can bring about great changes in our mindset sometimes it can just confirm what we already knew about who we are and what is important to us.

Many of my clients are looking to the future right now and trying to decide what kind of a future they want for themselves. Do you want to go back to a long commute and working in the same place five days a week? Do you want to go back to huge gatherings of people in the short term? Are you surrounded by people that support you and give you energy? All these questions and many more are worth considering in order to structure your life going forward to give yourself the best chance of being happy and resilient.

Please take a moment to consider the following questions about your values. Be open and honest with yourself and you will be able to clearly state what is really important for you for your future. Then you have something to work towards.

What are your core values?

Our core values influence everything about our lives and how we live, even if we are not consciously aware of them.

Identifying which of our core values are of greatest importance to us, is crucial if we are to keep your anxiety levels low and our sense of self-awareness high.

In this time of change and worry it is more important than ever that you take some time to consider what your core values are and how you can live your life in line with them.  When your behaviours are not in line with your core values your life will be unnecessarily difficult.

Take some time over the next week to discover and name your core values.  Try answering these few short questions as a starting point…

  • What is most important to you in a relationship?
  • What is most important to you in/from work?
  • What do you need from social interactions?
  • What do you want most for your future?

Our values and our priorities are different in different contexts and will change over time, this is an exercise that you can do over and over again to make sure that you are living in line with your core values.

If you have questions as always message me directly. Enjoy. Diane.

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