catalyst challenge, day 9: lifestyle values

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Relaxing Music for the month: Awakening: Liquid Mind (12:11) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4558Ml1RuQ

Note: Please enjoy the relaxing music while completing the assessment!


Lifestyle Values

You may or may not realize this, but you are in charge of your life. You get to decide how to spend your days and nights every day. It’s YOUR choice!

If you were given the opportunity to create your most desired lifestyle, what qualities would you focus on the most? The Lifestyle Values activity will have you define your most important lifestyle values, those things that matter most in terms of your lifestyle. What lifestyle attributes matter most? How do you want to spend your time – at work and at home? What specific elements of your lifestyle will be most important for you, when you take into consideration such things as work, education, faith, health, possessions, money, and pursuits?  What kind of experiences do you want to have?  What REALLY matters to you, especially when you think about your life and your future?

Use the list below to identify those Lifestyle Values most important to you.  To start, choose as many lifestyle values as you desire.  Once you identify your list, narrow down your list to those lifestyle values you find most important/desirable; choose between FIVE (5) to SEVEN (7) Lifestyle Values that are and/or will be most important. Make sure the ones you choose are those that you believe will dictate the lifestyle you want to have every day. Your Lifestyle Values may also reflect your self-concept – how you see yourself and how you want others see you. They DO NOT have to be ranked, but feel free to rank them if you desire. (Note: If there’s a Lifestyle Value that’s important to you but not on the list, make sure to include it on your list.)

  • Live in rural area or suburban area or urban area
  • Own a home or rent an apartment
  • Have a big home or small home
  • Live near family and/or friends
  • Have time to pursue interests
  • Prefer a change in seasons
  • Prefer one climate all year round
  • Prefer warm weather/climate
  • Prefer cold weather/climate
  • Eat out/have food delivered made for you
  • Eat at home/make own food
  • Children are close to school
  • Travel frequently/on a regular basis
  • Prefer to stay at home
  • Prefer going out
  • Live close to cultural and entertainment options
  • Be active in community
  • Live close to work
  • Engage in gardening and/or landscaping
  • Live in college town
  • Have a second home
  • Live near water/beach/lake
  • Live near mountains
  • Live abroad
  • Live close to shopping
  • Be involved in sporting activities
  • Attend sporting events
  • Live with spouse/partner
  • Life alone/in solitude
  • Have time to yourself
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Work on projects around home
  • Engage in volunteer work
  • Be active in church/religion/faith
  • Be involved in social activities
  • Prefer work over play
  • Prefer play over work
  • Spend time working on arts and crafts
  • Spend time reading and/or writing
  • Engage in practices for inner peace
  • Have enough money to be comfortable
  • Have an excessive amount money
  • Have a lot of materials possessions
  • Integrate a balance between work and life
  • Live in peaceful/quiet setting
  • Live in active setting
  • Be involved in politics
  • Be involved in green/nature/environmental activities
  • Save money or spend money
  • Spend time with animals
  • Dedicate time to something bigger than yourself
  • Have freedom to choose
  • Contribute to the well-being of others
  • Contribute time and/or give money to charities
  • Be involved in outdoor activities
  • Spend time watching TV/Movies
  • Spend time on computer/using technology
  • Spend time playing video games
  • Participate in family-oriented activities

After reviewing the list, write down FIVE (5) to SEVEN (7) Lifestyle Values that are important to you, especially as you think about you want to spend your time, both at home and at work. They don’t have to be rank-ordered, nor do you need descriptions.

Have fun!


Bill’s Lifestyle Values Results

  1. Prefer warm weather/climate.
  2. Be involved in sporting activities.
  3. Spend time with close friends/community/tribe.
  4. Contribute to well-being and development of others.
  5. Engage in practices for inner peace.
  6. Spend time reading and/or writing.
  7. Live with (and spend quality time) with partner.

Catalyst Challenge Worksheet

Here’s the link to download:

If you have any questions/comments/thoughts, feel free to contact me at whjohnso@uncg.edu.


 

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