I’ve been working on identifying my values lately because they’re important. They act as guideposts in my decisions on what to do with my time and my life. I’ve previously had difficulties making decisions about what to do, being a multipotentialite and having a rainforest mind (otherwise known as “gifted and talented”). But this exercise helps me to identify which activities to pursue and which not to pursue. This will help with my pursuit of Essentialism.
One grouping is:
- curation of cultural artifacts
The third grouping (not that these are ranked in any way) is:
- making a difference
The fourth grouping is:
- the natural world
- our part as gardeners of the world
- love for animals (especially cats)
And the final grouping is:
- delight in silliness
So now that I have these identified, when I’m considering what to do with my time, I’ll weigh the activity against my values to help me decide if I should pursue a potential activity. After all, one of my values is thinking.