I’ve noticed time and time again, that people tend to make choices in their lives with little or no regard to their values. In fact, I would say that most people don’t have a clear picture of what they value most! There are, luckily, some easy and sound methods to finding those values that are the top ones in your life, and you’re reading this to find out!

First, take a good look around you. Look at your home, your family, your job, your hobbies. What is the first thing you think of in the morning? What is it that you spend most of your time doing? Your ACTIONS will give you a very clear idea of what you have been stressing in your life. For example, even if you say you want a lot of money, what are you actually doing to generate money, and how much are you actually bringing in? If you say relaxing is what you most value, how are you applying that in your life right now? Take a piece of paper, and on the left hand side, write down a list of the activities in your daily life—the ones that repeat over and over again. Then, for each item on the list, write a value on the right hand side. For example, if you work long, hard hours, you might list “dedication” or “responsible” as a value. It will depend on how you view what you are doing. No matter what, the values will always be a positive attribute even if you think the action to be negative.

The second step would be to take another sheet of paper and write down your dream day. What would you do if you had all the money in the world, and all your problems were easily solved? All you have to do is dream about what your everyday life would be like. Tell the story of a single day where you wake up at home (your dream home!) and go through the day as you would like it to be. Once you’re finished with that, take another sheet of paper and list the activities from your dream day on the left hand side, and when you’re finished, list the value on the right hand side. For instance, if you said you cook a gourmet breakfast for your family in the morning, maybe the value is “family” or “love” or even “health.”

The third step is to take a look at both value lists and compare them. What are you doing right now in your life that is in alignment with your dream day? If you’re like most people, the lists might be total opposites! If you have a few things in common, fantastic! Cultivate those things and work to make the others more prominent. This third step is about being real about where you are now, and getting clearer on where you want to be. Look over all the values you’ve listed and circle the ones that have THE MOST meaning to you. Get out another sheet of paper and list those values from top to bottom, with the top being the most important. So they are now in the order of importance. The top five are the ones to really focus on. Yes, all the others are important as well, but those top five are key to living the life of your dreams!

Now that you have a working list of true values, you are in the top 1%-3%! Most people never take the time to get a clear picture of where they stand with their values and what this means in their life. This list is a work in progress—you will always be changing, so your values will shift and change as well. But now you have the tools to gage your values any time you wish! To live the life of your dreams, start making decisions and choices based on what you truly value.

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Author's Bio: 

Kim Markison is a master hypnotherapist. Her lifelong path is to teach and show everyone how powerful and extraordinary they really are. To align with that path and purpose, she is creating unique, empowering hypnosis meditations for HypnoFreedom. Each one is designed for complete relaxation and stress relief, so no matter which one you listen to, you will always arrive at the center of your being to safely enjoy who you truly are.