10 minute exercise

  • Take a look and click through the values listed below and sort them into which you think are ‘very important’, ‘quite important’ or ‘not important’, by clicking the corresponding button on each card. A more detailed explanation of each value can be viewed by clicking on the button
  • Your selection will appear in the ‘baskets’ below. You can view or change your selection at any point by clicking on the cards in the baskets. You will need a minimum of 5 in each basket before you are able to progress
  • You may want to change the ranking of some of the values in this exercise over time as you become more in tune with what matters to you most
  • There are no right or wrong answers here and you don’t need to think about others’ feelings – sort the values by how important they are to you
  • Observe whether if this was an easy task for you, or whether you felt yourself being pulled in different directions
1 of 38 values

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My top 5 values

Great work! Now, let’s focus on the ‘very important’ basket and refine the values within this list. Select your top 5 values by using the drop-down menus, starting with ‘Value 1’ box as your most important value, and ‘Value 5’ as your least important value.

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Observe how this feels. What thoughts and feelings do you experience? Was it easier or harder than you expected?

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Time to reflect

Nearly there! Now, reflect on your top 3 choices. Do you feel that giving more focus to these 3 values in your life would help you to concentrate on what matters most to you?

Can you think of ways that you could connect more with these values in your daily life? If you can, write these down and use them when you develop your ACT Plan.

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Adapted from: Harris, R. 2010. The Confidence Gap: Complete worksheet. Available at:https://www.actmindfully.com.au/upimages/complete_worksheets_for_The_Confidence_Gap.pdf (Last accessed: July 2022).