What do you value most?

 

Values are the things in life that we most care about and consider important.

There might be values you think are important, and others that don’t matter so much to you.

Below is a little activity that I think is very interesting and can be quite insightful, to see what is most important to you and whether you are doing enough to meet your own personal values?

Values:

Below are some common values, read through them and consider what is important to you.

Then:

1.Write a few notes next to each value on the list below

 

  1. Give each value a score as to how important it is to you:

(0 = not important, 10 = very important).

 

  1. Give each area a rating according to how successfully you have lived your life in accordance with this value in the past month

(0 = not at all well, 10 = very well).

 

  1. Look at the rated scores for Number 2 compared to the rated scores for Number 3, are your values in sync?

 

When the scores for Number 2 and Number 3 match you are being true to yourself, to your personal values.

When your scores do not match up, how can you make changes in your life to even the scores out?

 

 

FAMILY:

What kind of family relationships do you want? What sort of brother / sister / mother / father / aunt / uncle / niece / nephew do you want to be? How do you want to be in those relationships?

 

PARTNER:

What kind of partner do you want to be? What kind of relationship do you want to be a part of? What sort of partnership do you want to build? What kind of person do you want to be in a relationship?

 

PARENT:

What sort of parent do you want to be? What qualities do you want your children to see in you? What kind of relationships do you want to build with them?

 

FRIENSHIP/SOCIAL LIFE:

What sort of friend do you want to be? What friendships are important to cultivate? How would you like to act towards your friends? What kind of social life matters to you?

 

EMPLOYMENT/CAREER:

What kind of work is valuable to you? What qualities do you want to bring as an employee? What kind of work relationships would you like to build? What kind of work matters to you?

 

EDUCATION/PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT:

How would you like to grow as a person? What kind of skills would you like to develop? What matters to you about education and learning? What would you like to know more about?

 

RECREATION/FUN/LEISURE:

How would you like to enjoy yourself? What relaxes you? When are you most playful?

 

SPIRITUALITY:

What kind of relationship do you want with God / nature / the Earth?

 

COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT, CITIZENSHIP:

What kind of environment do you want to be a part of? How do you want to contribute to your community? What kind of citizen would you like to be?

 

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

What kind of values do you have regarding your physical wellbeing? How important to you is your health? How do you want to look after yourself?

 

VALUE              DESCRIPTION OF YOUR VALUE     IMPORTANCE        SUCCESS

 

Family

 

Marriage / Couple / Intimacy

 

Parenting

 

Friendships / Social life

 

Career / Employment

 

Education / Personal growth & development

 

Recreation / Fun / Leisure

 

Spirituality

 

Citizenship / Environment / Community

 

Health / Physical wellbeing