Knowing, prioritising and living your values is fundamental to having a simpler life.
When you are not aware of your values, you don’t know what your priorities are. When you don’t know your priorities, everything seems “important”.
When everything seems important, life is overwhelming, too busy, hard, murky, confusing, exhausting. When life is overwhelming, creating the changes you want and dealing with transition is tough going.
You stick to the daily grind.
You need that time in front of the TV to ‘shut-down’ for a while.
You need that drink to get through.
You need that food to numb the noise of the busy-ness.
You need to blame others for the way your life is going.
You need to look outside yourself for answers and direction.
When you know your values, you know what is truly important – to you. When you know what is important to you, you make it a priority.
When you know what your priorities are, all the other ‘stuff’ pales in comparison.
Life becomes less overwhelming. You are focussing on what’s important to YOU – and that’s a lot fewer balls to juggle.
If you want a simpler life, work out what’s truly important to you.