This is a very interesting post by Ashley Peterson. Ashley discusses Valued Directions which is a concept from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (the same thing that Sleep School is based on) and they are alternative to goal setting.
It reminds me of the concept of infinite games, that I see as a good approach to deal with some of autistic traits, while goal setting would be an example of finite game.
It’s interesting to also read about ‘dead person values’ – if a dead person can do that better than me, it’s not a value. For example ‘eating less’ wouldn’t be a value. I first came accross this concept… yesterday. And now, suddenly I read about it again. Does that mean it becomes popular? Does that mean I can eat as much as I want to or even, possibly, more? That bit is slightly confusing to me, I must say.
Exercising at the gym would be a value though, as dead person would be unable to do it. It’s strange to write about it this way, isn’t it? Especially as I just had a bereavement.