How do I do it?
First, identify 2 to 3 values, then write about why they are important to you.
Inspired by: Cohen, G. L., & Sherman, D. K. (2014). The psychology of change: self-affirmation and social psychological intervention. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 333-371.
How does it work?
By reflecting on your values in writing, you can affirm your identity and self-worth—creating a virtuous cycle of confidence, effort, and achievement.
“If only I can be myself, I’ll be satisfied.”—Anne Frank
Videos about My Values
Closing the Achievement Gap
Stanford professor Geoffrey Cohen on why simply affirming your values can have such profound benefits