How are you?
Did you enjoy some ‘down’ time during the Easter break?
Hopefully (wherever you are), Covid rules have been relaxed sufficiently that you were able to meet up with friends and/or family and make some great memories together.
I did a little bit of travelling. Not overseas as yet – but made the most of the holidays and enjoyed exploring my home country of Scotland and I must say, she is looking quite beautiful. The photo above is from my trip to Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
Now… if I were to ask you – what are your top 4 personal values? Would you be able to provide me a confident response? How long would it take you to arrive at your answer?
If more than 10 seconds, then I highly recommend that you do some work in this area in order to specifically define them.
This is a really important piece of work because our personal values form the moral compass that guides our actions and influences our behaviours. They provide key insights into what we consider important – the things that matter most to our happiness and well-being.
And whether you are able to define them right now or not, your values often reveal an unspoken truth. You may not have discussed them specifically with friends or colleagues, but often they are visible to others as they are expressed through your words, actions, and behaviours.
You see, whether you realise it or not, your values already govern your life. Consciously defining them will help bring clarity to what you want (and what you don’t) from your life, and will strengthen confidence and build greater trust in yourself.
Once you are clear on your values, important decisions will become much easier and you will become more conscious of the things that inspire or upset you.
Basically, everything you love or hate relates back to your values.
What we believe in – our personal values, are ultimately what shapes us as individuals.
If you want to make any kind of change, you must decide what to value and where your priorities lie.
Life is best when our values and lifestyle reflect each other. When they don’t, we will inevitably experience the constant nag that ‘something is missing’. The reason why is not always obvious. But the nagging feeling certainly is.
The better you understand what truly matters to you, the better you will become at making life decisions that result in happiness and fulfilment. Naturally, there will always be moments of tedious work, struggle or frustration, etc. Things happen and are sometimes unavoidable. But what IS avoidable is the feeling “Why am I doing this?”
Ultimately, you are the captain of your own ship. And the more decisions you make that are truly aligned to your core values, the happier you will be and the easier it will be to design your life around your needs & desires.
x Until next time, sending you love x
I would love to get to know you more, connect with me here.