Description: Our values inform the decisions we make. Just because something is important to you doesn’t guarantee that you behave like it is. If we are not actively involved in strengthening our values we may find ourselves drifting away from our purpose. This directive helps you to identify your values and the barriers that keep you from taping into them.
Materials: Paper, markers, colored pencils, glue stick, diamond cut outs. To make the diamond cut outs: I found a picture of a gem stone that was big enough to write a word on the inside. I copy pasted the picture in a word document and left enough room above the image to fold the extra paper down. Cut around the diamond making sure not to cut where the paper folds. You want to be able to glue the blank side down so you can open the flap and read the value written inside.
Directive: Read a list of values and highlight the ones you are actively invested in and circle the ones you need to work on. Take 3 or more cut out diamonds and write one value inside each. Choose 2 values you are actively invested in and one value that is difficult for you. Color in the diamond. Next, create an environment for your values. And place them in this environment.
In the image above, the person who made it described her values she needs to work on as being “positivity” “confidence”. She placed these on a music stand, she said “they have to figure out how to get through the music before they can fly off the page and be free with the rest of the notes.” If you try to play a piece of music but only know how to play a few of the notes it wont sound whole. This person is striving for wholeness by investing time and energy into being more confident and positive.
Take some time to rediscover your values, confront obstacles, and come closer to wholeness.
Here is a list of values to work with:
- Hard Work