Through the month of December, I am offering Affirmations and Tips in preparation for the New Year. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution on New Year’s Day that quickly falls by the wayside, consider a different approach this year.

December’s Affirmations and Tips provide an opportunity for you to reflect on the shifts and changes you’d like to make which will lead you to the experiences you would like to have in 2019, the way you would like to be in 2019, and the way you would like to feel in 2019.

 

Values 

My thoughts, words, and actions are
consistent with my values.

I am living a value-based life. Always at the forefront of my mind, my values are a guiding force for how to conduct myself and solve problems with others.

My values are not situational. They don’t change based on circumstances. I strive to be consistent and exemplify my values to others. Living from my values is a practice which requires that I consciously prioritize my time and behaviors to be congruent with the values I wish to embody. Being a value-based person allows me to be aware of myself, rather than be concerned with managing others.

  

Tip:  Identify three words that represent your top values. Below are examples of value-based words. Make a list of ways you have lived from your values in 2018. Appreciate yourself for exemplifying those values. Next, make a list of ways you might live more fully from your values in 2019.

 

Authenticity

Contribution

Influence

Peace

Achievement

Connection

Humor

Pleasure

Adventure

Creativity

Inner Harmony

Poise

Appreciation

Curiosity

Joy

Recognition

Autonomy

Determination

Justice

Reputation

Balance

Fairness

Kindness

Respect

Beauty

Faith

Knowledge

Responsibility

Boldness

Family

Leadership

Security

Compassion

Friendships

Learning

Self-Respect

Challenge

Growth

Love

Service

Citizenship

Happiness

Loyalty

Stability

Community

Helping

Openness

Trustworthiness

Competency

Honesty

Optimism

Wisdom

 

Don’t know what your values are? What were the last few things you got angry about? Was it chores not being done? Then, maybe responsibility or cleanliness is your value. Was it someone cutting you off in traffic? Then, maybe you value awareness of others. Was it someone telling you what to do? Perhaps you value self-motivation.

Identify your values, while at the same time accept that others may be living from different values. Once identified, strive to live from your values and appreciate the ways in which they guide your thoughts, words, and actions.

©2018 Laura Aube 

 

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Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
creativegrowthandhealing.com
Email: laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com

Phone:  816-359-1885
Address:  207 South Washington Street, Raymore, MO 64083

Laura Aube is a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has advanced training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, as well as a fully-credentialed Art Therapist. Laura has twenty-five years of experience as a therapist and specialized expertise in grief, trauma, couples, and family therapy.