Often mothers struggle with a loss of identity after having children and central to this can be losing sight of your core values. Your values are like the foundation of a house, they are what you build your life on—your work, your family, even what you do for fun. They’re your compass for everything you do and are a critical part of your identity, But it can be easy to become disconnected from your values and to lose sight of what is important, which can lead to feeling rudderless, uncertain and dissatisfied. Your values act as a compass and without connecting to your values it can be difficult to know which direction to take.
When you are in touch with your core values, you are more likely to make decisions that are in line with who you are and what you believe in. This can help you avoid the pitfalls of making decisions based on short-term desires or what other people think. Connecting with your core values can also lead to greater satisfaction in your life, as you will be taking actions that are consistent with what matters most to you.
Another benefit of connecting with your core values is that it can help you stay focused and motivated. When you know what matters to you, it is easier to stay on track and pursue goals that are in line with your values. Additionally, when you are aware of your values, it can be easier to recognize and let go of anything in your life that is not in alignment with them.
Here are some tips for connecting with your core values.
Connecting with your core values is an important process that can help you lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Knowing your values can help you make decisions that are true to yourself and your goals. It can also help you identify and nurture relationships that are meaningful to you. Your values help to define you, they are part of your identity. By following the tips above, you can begin to connect with your core values and sense of identity and lead a life that is true to you.
Dr. Claire Vowell is a Counselling Psychologist. She is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health. Claire believes therapy can be of benefit to anyone and should be accessible to all.
Dr. Vowell an integrative practitioner, trained in a variety of modalities, including CBT, and psychodynamic and person-centred therapy.
Prior to training as a psychologist, Claire spent nine years working in Corporate Communications and Public Relations.
Connect with Dr Claire Vowell here:@emergingmums