Your Family and Personal Values
Determining Your Personal Values
Before you can figure out how to best spend your time, you first need to take a few moments to assess your own heart. What do you value? What is REALLY important to you? What ranks after that? What do you feel like you need as a part of your day to make it happy/successful?
No one can answer these questions for you, so I suggest taking some time with a journal (or a friend if you’re the talk-it-out type) to think through and write down what matters most to you. Don’t stress about getting it just perfect, either- though your very most core values will likely stay pretty consistent, what you value and need in a season will evolve!
Determining Your Family’s Values
Similarly, you’ll need to take a look at your family values! This includes both what your family *does* value, and what you *want* your family to value. For example, your kids may value screen time and you want to make a change to valuing time outdoors- again, while your most core values will likely stay pretty much the same, there will be some values that grow and shift. This is a great opportunity to call at family meeting and talk through these things together!
Journal or talk out your personal and family values and write them down somewhere where you can reference them later. I’ve also created a worksheet/template for you to print out and use if you choose!