All our lives can be better if the people we spend time with know us well. Do the people closest to you understand what makes you happy, or what really frustrates you?
If you have people who help you out or are paid to support you, you and they will find it very useful to have a summary of what’s important to you, and how you want to be supported.
You can give this thinking tool to anyone in your life that you’d like to know more about you. In a few minutes they can find out what matters most to you and how they can best help you.
First, think about the things that matter to you most:
Now think about how you’d like to be supported:
Finally, here’s something you may find quite hard. What do people like or admire about you? If you don’t know, here are some prompts:
If you don’t know, how about asking people who are close to you?
Write all of this down on your One-page Profile.
Now that you’ve thought about what’s important to you and how you want to be supported, you can think about how much of what matters is actually happening in your life, and whether you are being supported in ways that work well for you. You can do this on the Thinking About What I Want To Change page.