“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” George Lucas.
Research shows that writing down our values, and focusing on how much our day reflects those values, takes us through a self-affirming process.
In the short term it enables us to feel more powerful, in control and more connected and empathetic towards others. It also has the effect of increasing pain tolerance, of enhancing self-control and of reducing unhelpful deliberations after a stressful experience.
There are more long term benefits as well, merely by taking the first step to write down and reflect on those values and to operate from them in our daily lives.
Do you know what your values are, and if not what steps can you take to gain clarification?
If you would like to know more about coaching and about your values, phone Mary Parker, The Fast Track Coach, on: 07 577 1200/021 258 2145, or visit: www.thefasttrackcoach.co.nz