…my true love gave to me
a question: “what are the things that have to be?”
So, on this first day of Christmas (or whenever you get to read this post – there are no deadlines to meet here!), what are those things that are important to you, the values that you absolutely will not compromise, the principles that all your decisions, actions and intentions must resonate with?
Our values will, consciously or unconsciously, drive our decisions and behaviour. If our values conflict with aspects of our life (for example: duties at work, the values of our employer, the values of people close to us) this can cause stress.
If we know what our values are, then we can ensure that we enact them and this helps us to be integrated and authentic.
Working with your values will be easier and more fruitful than working against them.
Come back tomorrow for an exercise to help you do this.