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Discovering Your Good Life

What does "the good life" mean to you? Knowing your personal values is important for developing specific areas in your life, such as career, education, relationships, and self care. Thinking about specific life areas can help you better understand your own priorities.

How do you want to live your life? What kind of person do you want to be? These are questions many undergraduate and graduate students face. However, many things can interfere with your ideal way of living. Stress is one of the many barriers to fully living a life you value and enjoy.

Even though Level Three is about "the big picture," there are smaller changes you can make in the present to better address these larger values and by setting goals. The most effective goals are SMART:


Click here to read more about SMART goals, originally created by George T. Doran.

Complete The Good Life Worksheet

Click here to download the worksheet (PDF 1.04KB) to better understand key areas in your life and how stress affects those areas.

How to use the Worksheet:

This program was designed in 2013 by Santa Clara University Counseling & Psychological Services. To use any material from this site, you must seek permission from the Cowell Center Director.