If you were to look at your bank account right now, what would your last statement say about you?
Where does the majority of your money go to? Is it on clothes? Alcohol? Fast Food? Whole Foods? the Gym? If a stranger had to make an educated assumption about your values, would they be able to get close judging only by where you spend most?
I know there are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking, where we choose to spend our disposable income is usually a good indicator about our priorities. For example, if a value of yours is to be healthy I would assume most of your money is spent on nutritious food, gym memberships or other activities/programs that align with being healthy. If you value travel, I would expect to see money spent on hotels, plane tickets, luggage, etc... If you value learning I would expect to see more money spent on books, courses, or conferences...
So, does your bank account accurately reflect your values? If not, it's ok!! Like I said, there are reasons for this that might be outside of your control. The good news is there are ways to make them more connected without costing a lot of money.
One fundamental part of my health coaching practice is having my clients get in touch with their own personal values. It might sound easy, but it takes a lot of reflection and getting very honest with yourself. Most of my clients say it's the toughest part but also the most rewarding, and I honestly don't think you can get as far with your goals without going through this process.
Getting in tune with who you are at your core is so undervalued (pun intended;). It's personal intel that will help in so many areas of our life, especially when it comes to goal setting and making decisions.
If you're curious about your own values, I'd love to help you figure them out. You can schedule a free call with me below.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a great last FULL week of January. Seriously, where has the time gone!?
I hope to talk to you soon! xo Ali