9 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you content with your life with the ways things are, or are you seeking more insight and understanding around what is important to you?

Do you allow yourself to play with the thought that there is something deeper and more meaningful for you to express in this lifetime?

We all deal with problems, and sometimes they are all we seem to have right now. Have you left behind your ability to dream, though that ability still lives within you, even if you block them with your ‘to-do lists?

Are you open to just asking the questions and seeing what question speaks to you?

1. What do I want?

The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life, yet you feel there is so little time to add them to your day.  Create a “101 Things I Want” List.   Once a week, take out the list and read about what you want.  Don’t worry about doing everything — create the list and read it once a week.

Then take small steps towards incorporating what you want into your life.  Make it a priority to do something you want each day — no matter how small.   You will be amazed how you will attract what you want.

2. What am I good at?

Being in Human Resources, the strengths and weaknesses questions popped up often.   Yet, we rattled off our faults and struggled with coming up with the good stuff about us. You match a strength on the same line for every weakness you create. We all have strengths; we all love doing certain activities and expressing who we are in our way. What you are good at is usually a strong indication of where you should apply your efforts.

3. What motivates me?

What motivates you?   What’s your ‘why’ in life?   Why do you do the things you do?   What helps you get out of bed each day and move forward in your life?   Sit quietly, ask this question, and write down all your answers.   Write at least ten different ways you are motivated.

4. What makes me tired?

There are different types of tiredness: emotional, physical, mental, illness, and social.

I’m an introvert, and though I love being with people, laughing, sharing stories, and listening to others, I will lose my energy and need to go back into my home to recharge.

It’s good to review the various areas of your life and evaluate what makes you tired.   Is it good tiredness or possibly a chronic response to a situation that is not serving your well-being?

5.  What stresses me out?

There are many areas where stress can reside:  work, relationships, health, finances, and overall anxiety around life in your world.   Take the time to figure it out and develop ways to reduce stress in your life.

6.  Do I want to change?

Ask yourself the tricky question — do I want to change?  Change can be scary because we may have to change our beliefs around getting what we want.   Yet, when we give up our old views and replace them with our desires and abilities to create our lives, we will feel much better.   Change takes commitment — even if it is to do something small.   Keep it small and each day, commit to a small action item — tiny.

7.  Have I done enough for myself?

A powerful question!   Discontentment comes from not taking care of you.  Did you make that doctor’s appointment, take that walk on the beach, or complete something hard to do but essential for you too.   Think of small ways you can do for yourself.  Your intention can be to feel good about yourself.

8.  Am I happy at where I am today?

Yes, you want to change “stuff” in your life but are you happy where you are at this moment in time.    Find something that you are grateful for at this very moment.

9.  Am I Physically In Tune With Myself?

Do you listen to your body?  If so, what is it saying to you?    Whether you get in shape, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or your body in distress. You can stop long enough to listen to your body.  Your body tells you what you need to know about yourself.  Trust it.

Your Thoughts

Do you spend too much time thinking about what others want or need? Are you ok with taking care of yourself?

Women’s Group Topic

Questions are great ways to jumpstart a group discussion – similar to topics. What questions do you think your group would want to discuss?


Be well,

“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
(Pat Brill)


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