Live Healthy – Clarify Your Values

By | June 8, 2013

Live Healthy – Clarify Your Values

Have you ever felt you wanted to clarify your values to live healthy?  I never did either!  When I first took Life Coaching many years ago 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 very fulfilling. In this section of the course it was that light bulb moment. I was struggling with life andby realizing my core values  it was time for me to begin to live healthy!  Here is a step by step plan,  how to clarify your values to live healthy.

You see, living in a way to honor 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 healthy?  Living your values makes your heart sing!  Living your values allows you to honor 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.

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 Clarify your values?

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.

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 honored.

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 was being suppressed.

Step 3: As you go through this process you may uncover that some of your values are not being honored  in your life!  When that value is honored 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 honor 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 honor your core value!

Now evaluate how fully you are honoring 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 honoring your values isn’t easy however working toward honoring your values allows you now 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”.

By doing this work 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!

Please leave your comments below, and share if you find it helpful.

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8 thoughts on “Live Healthy – Clarify Your Values

  1. Amanda Thomas

    Having values is important. It helps you understand what’s important and really live your life to it’s fullest.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Very true Amanda! Thanks for connecting. Best Regards, Wendy

  2. Francene Stanley

    I found step 2 very helpful. Take a look at a time when you were more upset or angry. What feelings were caused by this situation.
    When this happens, I lose site of the person I want to be. Afterward, I remind myself to keep my sense of humor.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Glad to hear you found value in step 2! Thanks for connecting. Let me kwow if I can help

  3. Bonnie Gean

    It’s been a while since I did a soul searching episode where I cement the values in my life; though, with that being said – I do live them day by day.

    I love connecting (and helping) people. I believe it’s important in life to help the less educated and the less fortunate.

    I believe I do as much as I can and vow to do more if time permits.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Congrats on living your values day to day! So many people don’t. Because you do is why you provide such great value in the market you serve. Thanks for connecting and always providing help through your blog! Best Regards, Wendy

  4. Michelle Liew

    I just thought about the things that make me angry when I read this! Thanks for some helpful tips, Wendy!! Following your blog!

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Great this post provided value! Thanks for connecting and let me know if I can help.


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