The International Foundation for the Advancement of Reflective Learning and Teaching (ARLT) promotes reflective education to facilitate human rights for a more caring & empathetic world which allows for respect and diversity and the humanity within all peoples.
Values can provide motivation. Ask yourself: is this really important to you? What really matters to you? You may well find that what really matters does not reflect your life. If you do discover what truly matters how would doing this make a positive difference in your life? If we can link our new behaviour to something personally meaningful, we’re far more likely to do it! Many people try to motivate themselves through being harsh and critical of themselves and this does not work but as you will see through your studies you need to treat yourself with compassion and kindness.
Below are some common values.
Please read through the list and add whatever ones you wish and write a letter next to each value, based on how important it is to you: V = very important, Q = quite important, and N = not important and then jot down what you really care about
Acceptance/self-acceptance: to be accepting of myself, others, life, etc.
Adventure: to be adventurous; to actively explore novel or stimulating experiences
Assertiveness: to respectfully stand up for my rights and request what I want
Authenticity: to be authentic, genuine, and real; to be true to myself
Caring/self-care: to be caring toward myself, others, the environment, etc.
Compassion/self-compassion: to act kindly toward myself and others in pain
Connection: to engage fully in whatever I’m doing and be fully present with others
Contribution and generosity: to contribute, give, help, assist, or share
Cooperation: to be cooperative and collaborative with others
Courage: to be courageous or brave; to persist in the face of fear, threat, or difficulty
Creativity: to be creative or innovative
Curiosity: to be curious, open-minded, and interested; to explore and discover
Encouragement: to encourage and reward behavior that I value in myself or others
Excitement: to seek, create, and engage in activities that are exciting or stimulating
Fairness and justice: to be fair and just to myself or others
Fitness: to maintain or improve or look after my physical and mental health
Flexibility: to adjust and adapt readily to changing circumstances
Freedom and independence: to choose how I live and help others do likewise
Friendliness: to be friendly, companionable, or agreeable toward others
Forgiveness/self-forgiveness: to be forgiving toward myself or others
Fun and humor: to be fun loving; to seek, create, and engage in fun-filled activities
Gratitude: to be grateful for and appreciative of myself, others, and life
Honesty: to be honest, truthful, and sincere with myself and others
Industry: to be industrious, hardworking, and dedicated
Intimacy: to open up, reveal, and share myself, emotionally or physically
Kindness: to be kind, considerate, nurturing, or caring toward myself or others
Love: to act lovingly or affectionately toward myself or others or to find people you can love
Learning: to enhance your knowledge and skills
Mindfulness: to be open to, engaged in and curious about the present moment
Order: to be orderly, organised and things in place
Persistence and commitment: to continue resolutely, despite problems or difficulties.
Respect/self-respect: to treat myself and others with care and consideration
Responsibility: to be responsible and accountable for my actions
Safety and protection: to secure, protect, or ensure my own safety or that of others
Sensuality and pleasure: to create or enjoy pleasurable and sensual experiences
Sexuality: to explore or express my sexuality
Skillfulness: to continually practice and improve my skills and apply myself fully
Supportiveness: to be supportive, helpful and available to myself or others
Trust: to be trustworthy; to be loyal, faithful, sincere, and reliable