An awareness of your values plays a huge role in keeping your life simple and purposeful. Our values are those things that keep the air in our lungs- that keep us getting out of bed- that keep us moving forward. If our values are not lined up with the way we are living our lives, we are in a seemingly constant state of turmoil and exhaustion. We wind up spinning our wheels and spending our time scattered and unfocused.
When taking stock of the role our values are playing in our lives, there some important things to consider. Our lives are in a constant state of motion, and therefore, so are our needs. Our values may shift in terms of importance, but as a general rule, they are always with us. Our needs, however, are the ever changing elements in our lives- once we think we have it figured out, it changes once again. What worked for your family and your household last month, even last week, and yes, even yesterday may no longer be working in line with your values.
Sometimes getting a handle on these things is fleeting at best, and you need some backup. Working hand in hand with families as they reassess their values and their homes is a key element to what we do at Momcierge. Taking a good hard look at the day to day lives of our clients leaves us with some valuable tips to help each family align their values with their lives, and live in a more purposeful and intentional space:
- Take a look at values, family and personal. Be sure that your household is a place where those values can evolve and flourish. For example, if family time is one of your top priorities, be sure that there is a deliberate space in your home for family activities.
- Slow down. Life gets busy, and sometimes it doesn’t seem like slowing down is even an option. However, taking time to check in with yourself and your family will make even the busiest, most hectic days, work for and not against the values of your home.
- Embrace the change. Sometimes, with the best intentions, we hold onto old ideas and old perceptions of our lives and ourselves that hinder us from progress. As human beings, we need to design our lives to embrace change and create an environment that is habitable for growth.
For help implementing systems, solutions, and sanity into your life and home- please visit our website at www.atlantamomcierge.com to request a Momcierge today.