Do We Need Maslows Hierarchy of Needs?
We can often feel pulled in many directions, and not know what is most in an important in the moment to do. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a reality check. It can also show us what is motivating us in our actions.
So, the first question to ask our self would be, “Are my basic needs taken care of like food, water, sleep?”.
If that’s taken care of, then you move up to the next one, safety. “Is my body safe, Do I have employment, resources,? Is my family taken care of?, Is my house taken care of, my property safe?
If yes, then the next focus is what I really need right now is friendship or sexual intimacy, or maybe do I just really need a bigger sense of community, or more social contact? t
“The last level to check out and all the other levels are taken care of and you are feeling good about, then the next focus is self actualization. The ability to be more creative, find some more spontaneity, be more accepting. Maybe the for you that you want to focus in on is justice, truth, spirituality. There is a higher need for you to express.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can be a framework for you that can help you answer the questions : “What’s my next step right now?, “What’s really my focus or motivating me right now?”, OR “Have I taken care of the things that need to be taken care of so I can move on to the next step or the next stage of my life?”
I say Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs does help us in making some decisions in our life, especially when we feel overwhelmed by so many things in our or lives.
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To Your Highest Good,
Laura Meehan, MA
Integrative Counselor and Coach
Founder and Liberator of Allowyourlightoshine.com
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