“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”-Freya Stark
Good morning! I love to create tools to help women discover the delta of what makes us happy-where we want to be-versus where we actually are. In today’s society, we have become experts at being busy, but we are often busy doing things that don’t matter or don’t match what we believe in.
Your Turn: Answer quick: what are the three things you believe in most strongly? If you can’t answer within sixty seconds, consider spending some time reflecting on the values that shape your life. If you could answer within a minute, your guiding values are clear. Now, take a look at your day today, and make sure the things you are doing match what you believe in. (At least as much as humanly possible.) And don’t forget-if family is on your “important” list, doing laundry counts as something you believe in. It is part of running your family.
Today’s Affirmation: I consistently complete action items that match my beliefs.
Going further… If you are struggling to define your values, consider investigating my e-book workbook Vision and Values: A 30 Day Workbookt. The workbook takes you step by step through narrowing down a list of values from 295 to five, and provides exercises and ideas to help you live in tune with these values. You can learn more by clicking here.