It is hard to work out what you really want from life and what you want to do next. The attached Values questions by Anita Houghton published in 2002 as a good way to help you think about this. It is interesting to get your family, partner or friends to do this at the same time then compare and discuss what the answers mean to you.
Values sheet to download, print, scribble on and think about. Please reference the source as “Values – What values” BMJ Career focus 2002;324:S59 (23rd February) Anita Houghton Box 2: Finding values
Recall a time when:
You were most creative
You were having the most fun
You have been really committed
You were most moved
You were most absorbed by something
You felt the greatest sense of achievement
You were happiest
Write them down
And think about what was good about these situations?
What do they suggest to you about what is important in life?
What have you always wanted to do, but never thought you could?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
What would you do if you had six months to live?
What single thing would you do in life, if you knew you could not fail?
Please reference the source as “Values – What values” BMJ Career focus 2002;324:S59 (23rd February) Anita Houghton Box 2: Finding values