Values

Day 2 on prioritizing.

This is going to be so good for me! I don’t know when I last actually took the time to analyze my life, my values, goals, and how I spend my time. It’s been way too long. April—it’s all about spring cleaning! Out with the old time drains and in with ways to make the most of my time. If anyone is out there, try it out with me and let me know how it goes!

Okay, starting from the top: values. Hmmm…what kinds of questions should we be asking here?

  • What do I value the most in my life?
  • What’s important to me?
  • What do I strive regularly to achieve?
  • What should I use to guide my goals and the way I spend my time?

I think there are a few things going on for me mentally as I think about these questions. I’m sort of going in two directions:

(1)   I’m trying to sum up in a few words a broad value that is important to me.

(2)   I’m first thinking about different goals or activities I value and then trying to define broad categories that group sets of these goals/activities together.

I think either approach will work. Let’s see what we get….

Kids’ Health and Development

Relationships with Family

Relationships with Friends

Physical Fitness

Maintaining Sanity: Being Happy

Learning and Growing: Trying New Things

Becoming a Better Person: Learning from Mistakes

Being Thankful

Integrity: Being True to Myself

Making a Positive Difference in Others’ Lives

Keeping Life (House, Car, Office) Clean and Clutter-Free

So, for me, I came up with the above (in the order that I thought of them—I’m not sure we need to rank them—yet, at least). There’s some overlap in some of the areas, but I think that’s okay.

Is that it? For now, I think so. Good thing I can always go back. I’m learning that blogging is good like that.

Did anyone else try it? Thoughts? Next time, onto thinking about goals!

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Posted on April 8, 2011, in The Balancing Act and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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