Values are the principles that are important to us in life. They drive our behaviours and shape our decisions. We aren't always aware of what our core values are but we feel it when they are not being met.
The combination of values at your core are unique to you, as are what they mean to you.
Values based living
All too often we live our lives according other peoples values, doing things because we think we should rather than because we truly want to do them. Understanding our own values, the things that drive us can help us make better decisions and become the best version of our ourselves.