Value reflection is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy technique that can help us identify the core values that drive our behavior and emotions.
- Make a list of 3-5 values that are really important to you.
- Examples can freedom, growth, health, family...
- Rank them from the most important to the least important.
- Reflect on whether your current actions are consistent with your values.
- Set daily goals that are in line with your values and act on them.
- Decision making
- Performance and productivity
Reflecting on our values can help us to make decisions that bring us closer to what is really important for us. This may increase motivation and lead us to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life .
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Keep a journal to track your progress and and correlate your goals and objectives to your values weekly.