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Prioritizing Your Personal Values

Prioritizing Your Personal Values

Do you struggle with prioritizing your personal values in the midst of a to-do list that never seems to end? Here, I’ll share a simple methodology for making your personal values an integral part of your routine.

If you don’t have a personal values list and you find yourself feeling unfulfilled, overwhelmed, frustrated, or disenchanted with your life or career, you may want to consider doing some inner work to determine how you can bring more joy into your life by prioritizing your personal values.

Knowing and living your values is one of the best ways to enhance your life and work experience.

One thing that often makes prioritizing your personal values challenging is having an unrealistic perspective on your limitations.

We have been taught in both subtle and overt ways that we can “do it all now.” This mindset is unrealistic. It’s a recipe for poor self-care, and it can make prioritizing your personal values challenging (or even impossible).

Why is acting as if you can do everything a stumbling block to fulfillment?

Because it is simply not true, and acting as if it is sets you up for imbalance, disappointment, overwhelm and self-criticism (to name a few).

Living as if there are no limits to what you can accomplish often prevents you from being able to utilize your most precious resources. Those resources are your gifts, your talents, and the things you have to offer that bring you a sense of satisfaction and purpose.

None of us sets out to neglect the activities that mean the most to us.

So how can you create a routine that allows you to integrate your top values into your daily/weekly schedule?

A great place to start is to take time at the end of each day and/or week to review the things about your schedule that worked for you that week and the things that did not feel right. Making a conscious effort to determine what isn’t working allows you to make more room for the things that fill your soul and allow you to stand in your truth. You have to get clear and honest with yourself about what’s actually going on before you can make the necessary adjustments.

Use the information you glean from this practice to set some standards and hone your schedule so it facilitates living from your personal values.

And if you start to feel overwhelmed, or it seems your personal values are taking a back seat in your life, remind yourself of this fact:




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