If your value is “being patient” you could act on this by noticing when you feel tempted to shout or to speak impatiently, and instead speaking calmly and patiently.
If your value is “being friendly”, you could greet your neighbor warmly and ask them how they are doing.
People do not understand, cannot think of an action plan or have difficulty creating an action plan demonstrating how they will act on their values:
Imagine doing one thing that is in line with your values and who you want to be as a person. Try to make a realistic plan and then imagine doing it. If you are unsure about how to do this, or would rather not do this exercise, that is okay; just listen quietly for the rest of the exercise and do as much of it as you can.
Example action plan 1:
If I value being hardworking, I could act on this value by spending time on my land every day doing my farming tasks, even if I notice that I feel upset and I have thoughts like “I don’t want to do this” or “What’s the point?” I will still go even if it is only for a few minutes. If I value being hardworking but I do not have a job, I could still act on my value by spending time each day looking for work, or taking care of my responsibilities such as looking after children, or helping others, even if I feel discouraged sometimes.
Example action plan 2:
If I value being kind and caring, I could act on this value by visiting my neighbor who is sick, spending some time talking to her, and making her some food.