One of the most intrinsic way that we can truly know ourselves is to become clear and live according with our own set of values. It's easy to get distracted by others' ideals and claims that are not our own because of peer pressures. However, it's vital that you have your own set of principles and morals so you can stand firm in your beliefs and live a life that is authentic.
What Are Values?
Your values are simply the things that are most important to you at the core. It's the unwavering belief in what you stand for. When you know your values and commit to living in alignment with them, you can live a happier life doing what's most important to you.
Broadening Your Mind With Visualizations
One effective way of identifying your values is to imagine your future. If you find yourself continuously battling with a sense of loss and uncertainty in life take some time out to reflect on the different areas of your life. Find somewhere quiet and free from distractions. Close your eyes for a few moments and take a deep breath and ask yourself the following questions, 'Where do you see yourself as you get older? What are the things that are most important to you? What do you hope to accomplish in life?'
Answering these questions can help you discover your values. For instance, if you picture yourself growing old close to your family and spending valuable time with your grandkids, then a strong sense of family is one of your core values.
You can have many values in life; you just need to discover which ones are your top five highest priorities. That way, at the end of each day, you can feel confident that you're nurturing the most important parts of your life.
There are certain values that most people feel are important. You might find that they're significant to you too, as part of your core beliefs.
Some examples of common values are:
These values may help guide you in determining your own personal values:
* Adventure ~ Do you find yourself feeling bored when carrying out everyday tasks or find yourself yearning for a different view, to explore new experiences or even distant shores? If so, you have adventure close to your heart and you'd be happiest with trying new experiences and new ways of doing everyday things.
* Relationship ~ Valuing relationships includes finding all relationships important, in addition to your romantic ones. If you value loving relationships, it might be those with any family member or friend. This means that you hold your interactions with your loved ones to be one of the most important things in life.
In order to foster this value, spend plenty of quality time and effort on strengthening your relationships.
* Spirituality ~ If you align with a certain religion or spiritual practice, then the beliefs of that practice are likely close to your heart. You may find greater fulfilment by spending your time connecting on a deeper level through studying and practicing your spiritual explorations. One of the best ways I have personally found to feel a deeper sense of connecting to my spiritual beliefs is by spending a few minutes each day morning and at night before going to bed is through meditation. If you are new to the practice of meditation try here.
* Creativity ~ If you enjoy discovering and creating new things, perhaps it is one of your values. Try thinking outside the box while you're doing things that you enjoy, such as poetry, photography, music, or painting.
* Making a mark on the world. ~When I was a teenager my friends and I would carve our names and date on the surface of almost every places that we visited. From school desks, park benches, and walls we would leave our mark as it was important to us to let everyone who came behind us knew that we were there. As an adult one of the greatest, grandest vision I hold for myself is to help as many women as I can possibly reach through my female empowerment and coaching brand Women Who Slay bust through limitations and live their best possible lives. Most people will say that, in the end, they just want others to warmly remember them. There are many ways that you can make your mark on the world, if that's one of your core values. You can help others through volunteer work, you can create something new to help the world at large, or you can be a positive influence on others, and much more.
All you really need to do in order to discover your values is find what makes you truly happy. Then ask yourself why those things bring you joy. The answers will lead you to your core values.
If you feel like your life has taken a wrong turn or is not one of your choosing, you can figure it all out by taking time to think about your future. Is the path you're on authentic and fulfilling? If the answer is no, then maybe it's time to think about taking a new path based on your core values. When you do, then you will find the determination and commitment to build the life that you desire and that path will likely lead you to the happiness you deserve.
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