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1: Behind Your Values

Physical Values — Health, Environment

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Physical LifeValues are about the tangible aspects of life: the material world around us, as well as our physical health and well-being. Physical values relate to the amount of space we need to feel comfortable and our desire for possessions. Physical values are about feeling comfortable in our bodies, homes and environments.

Overview

  • The tangible aspects of life, the external world, our physical health and well-being

Areas of Influence

  • Amount of space we need to feel comfortable
  • How satisfied and fulfilled we are by beauty and material possessions
  • Physical comfort of our bodies and what we do to stay healthy
  • Desire for pleasure and comfort
  • Appreciation of art, fashion, architecture and design

Effect on Money Habits

  • Strong physical values might make you spend a lot of money on material possessions, but not always. Sometimes strong physical values show a desire for quality. For example, you might be willing to spend more for craftsmanship and design.
  • Strong physical values might cause you to get more insurance to protect your valuables, or to spend money on home improvements and self-care (e.g., gym memberships, beauty treatments, dry cleaning, interior design).
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