Core values and decision making

What are core values?

Put simply, they are the things that we believe are most important, such as family, integrity, freedom and so on.

If we live in alignment with our core values (ie the things we do and say match our values), then life is usually fairly good and we will feel reasonably content and satisfied.

If we are not living in alignment with our core values (ie the things we do and say do not match our values), then we are more likely to be unhappy and dis-satisfied with our life.

How does knowing my values help me make decisions?

Most people are working with a life coach because they would like to change something in their life. Changing something means making decisions and choices. If we know what our core values are, then we can study our life-choices to see which option is most in-line with our values.

The option most in-line with our core values is the option that will usually make us the most content and happy.

For example; if family is one of our top values, but we work 70 hours a week, then we will probably feel dis-satisfied. If Career is one of our top values, but we spend most of our time minding our children at home, then we will probably feel dis-satisfied.

Neither working 70 hours a week, nor minding our children at home, is wrong. For one person it will be the perfect life choice, but for another it will lead to unhappiness. The only difference is the values that each person holds.

If you would like to do a 40 minute ($50) workshop to find out what your core values are, and how you can use them to make good decisions, contact me at Lynda@lovelifenow.co.nz or phone me at 0274755476

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