Clariy Your Values To Help Slow Down With Your Life Reset
When you begin your life reset it really does give you the opportunity to think about slowing down, looking at your lifestyle, core values and routine from a particular perspective, and see if you need a break. It’s not about quitting things or giving up but understanding that rest and downtime are essential to growing and living a happy, balanced joyful life.
Why Must You Slow Down?
Let’s start with the reasons why you might want to slow down in the first place. Slowing down is not about stopping something entirely, but just taking it easy. You might find that you constantly have to be busy and neglect your own health or self-care since you barely have time for anything aside from your obligations.
You can improve your productivity – This was hard for me to understand because rest was not a part of my culture and I ask you to believe it or not, doing less helps you do more. If you look at your values it might be clear that by slowing down and looking at your schedule as something more flexible, suddenly you become more productive during those moments when it’s time to get work done. This will also help you to be more joyful in your work because you will now be doing the things that actually bring you joy.
It helps to reduce stress – Slowing down in your life is also going to reduce stress, as well as help with burnout and overwhelm.
You have more time for what matters – If you have noticed that you are constantly busy with work, but not much else, this is certainly the area where you need to slow down a little and begin to clarify your core values. What will happen is that you have a lot more time for what really matters, including your family, friends, and self-care.
What Will You Say Yes To in Your Life? Clarify Your Values
As we were becoming life coaches we learned the idea of what to say yes to and in saying yes to what brings you joy because you have clarified your core values there is a natural path to the things in your life that you will then say no to
A good way to think about this and to begin slowing down is to consider what in your life is not feeding your soul or bringing you joy, and what absolutely has to be done. This is how you live your values.
As you begin your life reset and practice slowing down you will want to begin to look at your values.
Have you ever felt you wanted to clarify your values to live healthily? I never did either! During our Life Coaching the learning how to clarify values was a very powerful process for me. I can tell you it was truly life-changing.
Prior to coaching, I had never heard of values. My life at that time was frustrating and not fulfilling. In this section of the course, it was that light bulb moment. I was struggling with life and by realizing my core values it was time for me to begin to live healthily! Here is a step by step plan, to learn how to clarify your values for your life reset and slowing down for a joyful inspired life.
You see, living in a way to honour your values is very powerful. Today I will share with you the way I was able to Clarify my values. If you set aside some time, an hour would be an excellent start you can do this.
Why would you want to take the time to clarify your values to live healthily?
Living your values makes your heart sing! Living your values allows you to honour you at a core level. When I learned what my core values are it changed everything when it came to my health and for that, I am very grateful.
Clarify your values For Your Life Reset
Here are the steps to Clarify your values. Now, remember your values are the intangible. They are not morals and they are not learned as a youngster. You don’t decide what your values are you discover them! There is no need to judge and feel that you must have certain values to be accepted. Your values empower you to live your true self. This is an exciting part of the life reset.
Step 1: Take a look at a time in your life when life was really great, an experience you had…remember the memories are a time when a value was being honoured.
Step 2: Take a look at a time when you were more upset or angry. What feelings were caused by this situation? Look deeper at those feelings and you will see the values that were being suppressed.
Step 3: As you go through this process you may uncover that some of your values are not being honoured in your life! When that value is honoured life is magical.
Step 4: Now that you’ve begun to create a list of your values imagine a situation where it is not possible to honour that value! The level of “craziness” will show you how important that value is in your life.
Step 5: Take a look at what you MUST have in life beyond food, clothes housing and so on here you will find the value
As you clarify your values find 10-20 values from the work you have done in steps 1-5. Prioritize the top 10.
Please remember your “values” show up in life over time. And sometimes values expand for example - you may have a core value of health and over time you might find that your core value is health/vitality/fun to truly honour your core value!
Now evaluate how fully you are honouring those top 10 values in your life today from a scale of 1-10. Now, look at what you must do to live the top 10 values at a 10?
And remember that honouring your values isn’t easy however working toward honouring your values allows you now to be more “true to self!”
As you clarify your values and see what you must do to live each of these at a 10 you begin to feel what “true to yourself” is and can now make choices and decisions that are aligned with who you are rather than living in the “should’s”.
A powerful life reset and slowing down don’t you think?
By doing this work in your life reset, you now are able to live your best life! By going through the process to clarify your values to live healthy will allow you to do things you never have for you!
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5/26/2022 01:23:42 am
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We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!