Define Your Values
In our last post, we discussed how to take charge of our lives to do more of what we love and less of what life throws at us! Check out the post here.
Defining your values
Now that we know the four steps, let's begin defining your values by figuring out what you love. What are the things that you love to do? What are the things that make you happy? Who do you enjoying being with? What do you love to eat? What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What kind of exercise fuels your body and your mind, while also making you more calm and happy?
When we are able to define our values, we can better prioritize what we allow into our lives. In our family, we have defined our family values. And I have also defined my personal values. They definitely support each other and are so aligned.
Make a list of the top 3-5 things that you find add value to your life and purpose. These should be things that are important to you, make you feel whole, give you joy, and fill your soul. These should be your values.
Take a look at your current average day and make a list of the top five things that take up most of your time. Do these align with your values? It's okay if they don't, our goal is to now work on aligning our daily actions with our defined values.
Now that we have defined our values, we need to write them in a place, or places, where we can see them everyday! That can be your journal, on your bathroom mirror, on sticky notes on the fridge, on a dry erase board. You could even make a cute sign to hang on your wall, somewhere that you walk past everyday!
In our next post in the series, we will practice planning our days around our defined values. Be sure to join my newsletter to get the latest post summaries in your inbox! And follow me on Facebook for motivation and inspiration.
Good word: God uses you when you embrace who you are and your gifts.