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Understanding your Values and Living in your Flow.

Values can vary greatly from person to person and are the deeply held beliefs and principles that guide our behaviour, decisions, and actions. They represent what is most important to us and reflect our priorities in life. Values serve as a compass, shaping our attitudes and influencing the way we interact with the world around us.

Moreover, when we discover our values, it's akin to turning on a light in a dark room. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) often emphasizes the importance of aligning with one's values to create a fulfilling life. When we find our values, they light us up from within, igniting a sense of purpose and vitality that propels us forward.

When it comes to values that "light us up" or resonate strongly with us, there are often indicators in how we allocate our time, energy, and resources. Here are some common ways that our values manifest in our lives:

Time Allocation: One of the clearest indicators of our values is how we choose to spend our time. Activities that we willingly devote our time; whether it's pursuing hobbies, spending time with loved ones, volunteering for causes we care about, or engaging in personal development; these are often aligned with our values.

Financial Allocation: Another way to identify our values is by examining how we spend our money. The things we invest in financially; whether it's education, experiences, charitable contributions, or material possession; can provide insights into what we prioritise and value in our lives.

Energy and Passion: Values that truly resonate with us often energise and inspire us. We may find ourselves feeling particularly enthusiastic, motivated, and engaged when we're involved in activities or conversations that align with our values. Pay attention to the things that ignite your passion and enthusiasm; they can offer valuable clues about what matters most to you.

Core Beliefs and Principles: Our values are rooted in our core beliefs and principles. They reflect what we consider to be morally and ethically important, shaping our decisions and guiding our behaviour in various situations. Reflecting on the principles that underpin your actions can help you identify your core values.

Alignment with Goals and Aspirations: Our values often influence the goals we set for ourselves and the aspirations we pursue. When our goals are in alignment with our values, we're more likely to feel a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction as we work towards achieving them. Consider the goals and dreams that resonate most deeply with you; they may be connected to your core values.

By paying attention to these indicators and reflecting on what brings you joy, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose, you can gain valuable insight into your values. Understanding your values is a powerful tool for personal growth, as it allows you to make choices and decisions that are aligned with what matters most to you, ultimately leading to a more authentic and fulfilling life.

At its core, living in alignment with our values or living in your flow, offers a myriad of benefits:

Authenticity and Self-Alignment: Prioritising our values cultivates authenticity and self-alignment. Our actions and decisions reflect who we truly are, fostering harmony between our inner selves and the external world.

Clarity and Direction: Our values serve as guiding stars, providing clarity amidst life's uncertainties. They offer a clear sense of direction, enabling us to navigate life's twists and turns with confidence and resilience.

Meaning and Fulfillment: Living in alignment with our values infuses our lives with meaning and purpose. It transcends material possessions or external accolades, enriching our everyday experiences with depth and significance.

Resilience and Integrity: Prioritising our values fosters resilience and integrity. It equips us to face challenges with grace and fortitude, upholding our integrity even in the face of adversity.

Authentic Relationships and Connections: Living in alignment with our values attracts like-minded individuals who share our beliefs and aspirations. It fosters authentic relationships built on trust, respect, and shared values.

Living in alignment with our values allows us to access the brain's "happy chemicals"—dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. These neurotransmitters, associated with pleasure, well-being, and connection, become catalysts for a life rich in purpose, passion, and authentic happiness.

In essence, living in alignment with our values isn't just about who we are—it's about embracing the profound joy and fulfillment that come from living a life guided by our deepest beliefs and convictions. It's about honoring what truly matters to us, even in the midst of life's chaos. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, let us never lose sight of theinvaluable treasure that lies within – our values. They are not just guiding lights; they are beacons of authenticity, purpose, and happiness in an ever-changing world.

Are you living in line with your Values? Do you truly understand what your Values are and what lights you up naturally?

If you're curious about further support, get in touch to consider exploring resources such as NLP Techniques that are designed to help you to clarify your values, understand what drives you most in your life and live in your flow!

Marnie George

0408 405 960

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