The first step to living your life intentionally is figuring out what you value.
What are the things in this world that make us who we really want ourselves and others to be?
This might seem like an easy question, but when our values become blurred or mixed-up it can cause us great pain as well as confusion about where exactly we’re going with all of these decisions.
Our values and belief systems really tell us what intentions we live with. They tell us how we align ourselves, what we get up to do every day, what we align ourselves to go out in the world and do. That can range from personal relationships to career choices… to maybe you’re wanting to make a move in your career… or in your relationships… or whatever.
If we learn to live consciously, with purpose, and understanding our why, it can make all the difference.
What motivates us, what is significant to us?
What exactly do you want to do?
What is the most important thing to you?
Do you place a high importance on your health?
Working 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week would certainly be detrimental to your health. So if you think your health is important, you may see that your actions are not in alignment with your values.
You may begin to live purposefully by getting in the habit of genuinely checking in with yourself before making decisions, or by asking yourself, “Is this in alignment with what I value the most?”
At the end of the day, whatever your aim is in your life, whatever it is, it must be consistent with your actions and beliefs. Because otherwise you will not be living from your genuine purpose, you will be missing energy, mental and physical energy, and, most importantly, you will be lacking joy in your life.
Life moves at a rapid pace.
We are all here to share our unique skills and talents that we want to share with the world and that we want to be doing in the world. This is where living consciously comes into play.
Living your life intentionally, and truly getting to know yourself, is probably one of the first and most crucial stages. Writing down your values and beliefs is certainly one of the first and most significant tasks. And truly look at every decision in your life through those glasses, because those lenses include your values and essential beliefs.