What do you value?

As you enter 2014, ask yourself – What in this world is most important to you?

Family? Marriage? Job?

Of all the possible priorities a person can set, what are yours? Spirituality, religion, relationship with God? Is humor most important to you? What about serving others, work ethic, or health? Competition? Control? Courage?

If your spouse or children were asked what is most important to you, what would they say? Being well-liked? Winning? Having more stuff? What is it that keeps your attention the most each day? Challenge? Artistic expression?

Look over the list below and select 4-6 values you believe are absolutely most important to you. What do they mean to you? Why are they most important?

Admiration
Accomplishment
Acceptance
Adventure
Activity
Artistic Expression
Attention
Beauty
Being well-liked
Being ethical
Bravery
Challenge
Calm
Children
Control
Cleanliness
Courage
Consistency
Compromise
Communication
Creativity
Contentment
Companionship
Dependence
Discipline
Diplomacy
Dreaming
Entertainment
Energy
Enthusiasm
Faith
Faithfulness
Fairness
Family
Friends
Fitness
Fact
Free Time
Giving
Having enough money
Humor
Home
Honesty
Health
Independence
Justice
Kindness
Love
Legacy
Logic
Loyalty
Memory/Memories
Openness
Peace
Popularity
Punctuality
Patience
Prosperity
Playfulness
Praise
Presentation
Predictability
Quiet
Relationship with God
Relationship with Others
Religion
Routine
Romance
Responsibility
Respect
Resiliency Reason
Spirituality
Serving Others
Sobriety
Self-Sacrifice
Social Status
Success
Self-Care
Satisfaction
Spontaneity
Tradition
Trust
Time Alone
Understanding
Vitality
Wisdom
Winning
Work Ethic
Wealth
Youth

Now, ask yourself… what values are you living? On what do you spend your time and money? What are you teaching your children to value? Where does your spouse fall in your list of priorities?

If what you claim to be your top values isn’t matching up with what you’re living… what needs to be adjusted in your life?

 

Keri

 

 

 Keri Kitchen is a devoted wife and mother, blogger, author of Love Isn’t Selfish, licensed mental health counselor, and founder of The Carys Rainn Foundation . 

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