To feel fulfilled, we need to express and live our values. They are our compass to happiness.
A value is an activity, a behavior or a quality you must have in your life: love, creativity, learning, adventure, passion, beauty, respect etc…
We do not all have the same values, and they definitely do not come with the same order of priority. They can also change with time.
Example: I have a high ranking for the value of “exploration” and my life is quite full with obligations and routine. Maybe I cannot leave on a trip for a few days, but I can probably take a couple of hours occasionally and explore a new neighborhood in my city, or watch a documentary on TV about a foreign country. That will fulfill my need for exploration and will make me feel happy.
- What are your top 10 values?
- How are you expressing them in your life?
- What could you do to incorporate them more in your life?
- What are your loved ones values? Which ones do you have in common?