Do you know what your core values are?
I used to have NO IDEA about mine. I was feeling so stuck and unfulfilled with my 9-to-5 job. I kept feeling frustrated in my relationship, like something was missing, and had a hard time really being alone with myself. I’d busy myself during the day with tons of work, caffeine, and mindless exercise, and then numb myself at night with alcohol and binge watching Netflix. My anxiety and depression kept getting worse and worse, even though I started seeing a therapist and taking medication to help with my mood swings.
I thought I was doing everything right. Which made me feel even worse because, at the end of the day, I was still so unhappy.
So what changed? Since things were definitely not going right in my external world, I began to look inside for answers instead. I got clear on what my core values are – freedom, authenticity, creativity, connection, service – and I could suddenly see so vividly that my current lifestyle was totally out of sync with these things.
My corporate job was stifling my freedom and creativity. It also didn’t feel in line with my personality and my introverted tendencies, so it definitely wasn’t authentic, either. My relationship was distant and stagnant, which meant I wasn’t experiencing my value of connection. My anxiety and depression felt overwhelming and consuming, which made me want to retreat and keep to myself instead of giving back to others, which meant I was rarely acting in service. None of my core values were being incorporated into my day-to-day life.
It’s no wonder I was having a hard time being alone with myself! It’s no wonder my anxiety was spiking and my depression was hanging around way longer than usual! I was so out of sync with my core values and what my soul craved on a deep level every single day.
Your core values are like a map, guiding the way towards what your soul truly wants – not what you might think you want based on the image you’re portraying to the world. Once you uncover these values, you can use them to show you the way home in every single area of your life. But if you don’t know what they are, you’ll continue to wander around feeling lost, just hoping you’ll stumble your way toward the right thing by chance.
Since I’ve identified my core values, they’ve become my backbone for decision-making, and I have now designed my life to reflect back to me these key things. I’ve never been happier.
So, what are your core values? And if you don’t know, how can you get closer?
My one-on-one coaching helps you get clear on what you really want, so that you can take action toward living a life that lights you up. You’ll learn how to uncover your core values and implement them in your daily life in order to live as your authentic self, rather than the self you’ve been pretending to be for the rest of the world. You’ll practice how to make decisions that are in line with your values and your true self, so that your external world will start to reflect back at you your inner reality. You’ll see how you can reorganize and reconstruct your life to fit in closer to your values, and how this can bring you an unbelievable sense of inner peace and clarity.
If you want to find out more, book your free discovery call with me today!