Living closer to your core values
There's a massive difference between our core values, goals and the in-between steps we've got to figure out on our own to somehow feel like we're living a fulfilled life.
Heavy stuff, I know!
An easy way I've found that has eliminated tons of heartache and stress for me is having a clear set of values because those determine my goals, the steps I take along the way.
Think of the value as your driving force, your power, and fuel. Think of your goals as your vehicle. Both combined can offer us a more fulfilling present moment but also, a more fulfilling (gasp!) life.
Here's a simple way to do it.
Identify a core value.
This is a fantastic list of values.
Goals that'll satisfy this value.
What are something things you can do that'll connect and bring you closer to your value?
Take action by putting a goal from above into motion. Most of the time we know what to do, but doing it isn't the same as thinking it. I know, I've been there way too many times!
With what intention will you approach each goal and your entire value?
Here's my example:
1. CORE VALUE
2. GOALS / STEPS
be around people more often
be more present with each interaction
Here's what I did to put these goals into action:
I volunteer for and am part of the TEDxAthens team.
I spend more quality, in-person time with friends and family.
When I leave the house, I don't take my phone with me. Presence, please!
I call friends that are up for it and talk on the phone instead of texting.
I joined a great gym that offers explicitly group training classes.