Values Discovery

Sensational Sunday – Values Discovery


Every Sunday the Single, Happy, and Strong Blog will have an exercise for you to do.  This is a wonderful way to start a new week; to reflect, grow, and begin a shift in your life.  This week for Sensational Sunday we discuss values and complete an exercise to help you define your values.  This is a powerful tool to help you get in touch with who you are.

“All human beings should try to learn before they die

 what they are running from, and to, and why.”

-James Thurber

Values define what is important to us and they help us make decisions in life.  We may be very clear about our values in some areas of our lives and more confused about them in other parts. Below are eight life areas. When doing the exercise take note, without judgment, which areas the words flow easily and which areas are more difficult to identify.

Discovery questions:

What are some of your core values?

What, if taken away, would make your life unbearable?

What are the things in your life that you are most passionate about?


Values Tools: The Eight Categories – Part 1

 The biggest challenge with values is that getting hold of them can be daunting and confusing. One way to make the process easier to grasp is to use a framework like the Eight Life Areas:

  • Work
  • Money
  • Living Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Health and Recreation
  • Community
  • Family
  • God/Spiritual Life

 Do a values list of words and phrases that describe what you care most about in each category. The key to the list is to resist trying to organize or evaluate your thoughts-just start writing what comes to mind for five minutes or so in each area.

What did you discover about yourself?






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