Your Values Conflicts are Like Clutter Holding You Back

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Don’t let your values conflicts hijack your time…

Your values conflicts aren’t just internal disagreements that, perhaps, make you uncomfortable. In fact, they actually hold you back.

Sometimes I think of them as time traps. And wouldn’t life be so much easier, if only it weren’t for those traps?

And going deeper, here’s a question to ask yourself: Isn’t it puzzling, that you’re willing to give up on doing the things that you want and need to do by allowing yourself to slide into ruts that you’d sworn to say no to?

So, what can you do to change this for yourself?

Try a fresh approach to your values conflicts:

What if you were to turn the spotlight right onto one of your values conflicts, and use it as a clue to reveal what’s underneath?

When you are able to see and resolve the underlying issues, you will free up all that power that’s been held hostage to indecision.  How wonderful to step out of those time traps.

Doing this, you liberate your focus, your energy, and your time for moving forward.

So let’s start by examining what a time trap truly is.

You choose it, and yet, it works against you. How can this be?

Think of your time trap as a clue to your inner conflict.  Its particular contours reflect the values you hold that are out of sync with each other.

For example, let’s say you spend an extra hour online, surfing for bargains. There goes the sixty minutes that you’d set aside to start that exciting project. On the one hand, you value frugality.  On the other, it is important to you to follow through on your time commitments.  Is there something about your project that is unsettling to you?  The deeper down you dig, the more information you will discover.

And it’s your choice.

No matter how you feel about it, rest assured that you have chosen your time trap to serve a specific function in your life.

It pinpoints where you resist living the ideals you consciously choose. When opposing values wrangle for top billing, time choices get tangled up, and you lose out. It’s really impossible to remain loyal to your plans, if you shift and slide from one set of priorities to another.

But there’s good news here…

Once you recognize and name a point of conflict, you’ve taken a powerful step to free yourself. The more you explore the ins and outs of your time traps, the clearer you’ll become about where you want to go and what you’re willing to let go of, in order to get there.

No need to judge yourself when you get snared.

Just investigate what it gives you, and what it takes away, with friendly curiosity. As your self-understanding grows, you can stabilize your hierarchy of priorities and develop decisiveness. Then, you will experience more inner harmony and enjoy greater effectiveness, as well.

Remember – You have the power in your hands, whenever you are ready to take it.

When you start sorting out your values conflicts it’s like removing clutter that stands between you and your dreams.  Whether it’s in your values, your living space, or on your To-Do List, you will find that your energy is freed up in all sorts of ways as you clear out and let go.

So, how will you start today?

Here some help:

Do you ever feel like life is coming at you too fast and you’re getting lost in the shuffle?

Are you feeling at sea and rudderless? Unclear about what your priorities even are?

Well, a time tool that I want to tell you about today is my E-Guide titled “Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Journaling Prompts to Create Your Ideal Life.

This E-Guide gets right down to business as it walks you through 17 journaling prompts aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of

  • Who you are,
  • What you value,
  • What makes you tick and
  • How you relate to your time choices.

Understanding any ONE of these things more fully is a great gift to give yourself. So I invite you to follow your heart as you clarify your priorities and find your path with “Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Journaling Prompts to Create Your Ideal Life.

Click the link below to discover more about what’s possible for you.

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