🌸 Creative Self-Care: The Values List
Creating Your Top Five Values
🌸 Creative Self-Care
The Creative Self-Care project is a section of The Creative Moment that’s all about creativity + wellness, and features creative activities to promote mental health.
The Values List
Today’s creative self-care activity is to make our own “Top 5 Values List” sketch. This is an activity to help us identify our current core values - what means the most to us in life.
Having an understanding of what we value in life gives us the power to choose what’s important enough for us to care about. Regardless of our values, when we lose track of them, we lose track of the things that matter most.
This exercise will help you become aware of what you value most so that you can choose to focus more on activities / thoughts that reflect those specific values.
Start by looking at the list of common values above. Circle the five that are most important. Cross out some if you like. It’s natural to want to circle a bunch of values, but by limiting it to only five, we narrow our focus to the values that matter most.
As you look over the list, consider the following:
Deep in your heart, what type of energy do you want in your life?
What are the unchangeable realities of your life that influence your current top values?
What truly matters to you in your everyday life?
Write down your Top 5 Values list on the blank scroll above and draw yourself holding the list. Think about these values as you draw and color in your sketch.
How Was It?
Let me know in the comments.
This is the artwork I made from today’s activity:
Lupita sits down to write her Top 5 Values List. She reads over the examples of different values and chooses the five that speak to her most. Then she thinks of all the different aspects of her life and where she devotes her energy throughout the day. She matches up the values with her time spent to make sure it all balances out. She selects her favorite green glasses for this task because this is important business.
What I’m Reading & Watching
Brené Brown’s new book has an HBO series. She talks about identifying language and the importance of words…and so much more.
This “Creativity As A Form of Self-Care” podcast from Family Caregivers of British Columbia.
This short article from Giving Care, “Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?”.
What did you think of the links above? Share your thoughts.
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