11 Life-Changing Questions That You Must Ask Yourself Today!
Life these days is unpredictable. Sometimes, it brings us an abundance of joy, and other times, it takes away our little moments of happiness, turning them into despair. When things don’t turn the way we expect them to, we often blame ourselves for not asking the right questions and making the right decisions.
Amid all this, we forget that good things in life take time and when faced with the toughest questions, ignoring them isn’t a solution. While the answer may not come instantly, it will eventually come, just at the right time.
When you think about an event, an instance, a change, or even a person – one with the potential to change your life for the better, you think about all the big questions, don’t you? And sometimes finding the right answer to those questions doesn’t seem easy.
However, sometimes, it’s not the big questions that hold the answers to our life’s challenges. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that matter the most, just like these 11 questions that will change your life.
Life-Questions You Must Ask Yourself!
1. Am I Truly Happy At This Moment?
One of the worst habits we have is that we measure our happiness by holding on to the next potentially happy moment. For example, you may placate yourself by saying, “I’ll be happy when I graduate/get promoted”. However, it doesn’t work like that. All you need to ask yourself is if you’re genuinely happy at this moment? Give yourself permission to be happy with the little moments and stop waiting for a potentially happy moment to arrive. Your happiness is in your hands, after all.
2. If I Had All The Time And Resources, How Would I Spend It?
I mean, we’ve all asked ourselves this question many times, haven’t we? We all dream of being debt-free, having all the free time in the world, and not worrying about the student loan or mortgage that we have to pay off. But what if you truly had all the time and money in the world, how would you spend it? It’s a good life question to ask. What holds meaning in your life? Apart from your job, debts, mortgages? How would you spend your time? The answer to this question is how you should spend your free time whenever you get some. After all, you get one life!
3. How Do I Want To Be Remembered?
It’s one of the most important and deep questions about life. One that works well when doing self-reflection. It’s common to be caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget about the big picture. Ask yourself, how would you want to be remembered? What’s the legacy you’re leaving behind? What would you want to hear people say about you during your funeral? A little grim and dark but a deep question to ask yourself. The answer to this question might just change the way you live your life.
4. Am I Holding Myself Back?
We’re defined by our actions. So what actions are you making to hold yourself back from achieving your dreams? Are you ruled by negative self-talk? A self-criticism narrative? Instead of focusing on your mistakes, choose the actions that empower you. Focus on your strengths and let go of the thoughts holding you back.
5. When Should I Say “No”?
Constantly saying “yes” even when you want to say “no” can also take a toll on your overall health and wellness. Another question that I implore you to ask yourself is “when is the time to say no?” Saying “no” can be an act of kindness (towards self). When you know when to say “no” and when to agree, you’ll realize that you’re purposefully putting yourself as a priority – which you should. Never agree to something you don’t want to, even at the cost of your mental peace.
6. How Can I Solve My Current Problem?
Getting stuck in our problems is a common occurrence – whether it be a financial problem, weight issues, or anything else. Whatever your current problem is, it can stop you from moving forward and reaching your goals. So what you need to ask yourself is how you can solve your current problem instead of just dwelling on it. Move on with the solution instead of lingering with the problem.
7. What Is My Most Cherished Memory?
As we grow up into responsible adults, we forget our carefree days. But what good losing cherished memories could bring? Another deep question about life you need to ask yourself is what your cherished memory is and how it can help you now? How can you bring back those happy days and incorporate them into your life today? Get in touch with your inner child and bring back those carefree memories.
8. What Are My Strengths?
Counting your strengths is one of those things that you must do regularly. When you ask yourself about your strengths, you reduce your anxiety that stems from a lack of confidence in your abilities. Not only this but counting your strengths can help improve your mood and relationships. So go on! List your strengths!
9. How To Look At Life With Gratitude?
How you choose to look at life is your choice so why not look at life with gratitude instead of stress? Asking yourself how to look at life with gratitude helps you acknowledge that you’re ready to be grateful and positive. Are you facing a challenge? Ask yourself, “what’s the bright side?”. Struggling with a bad mood? Ask yourself, “What am I grateful for today?” Try to look at the little moments of life with gratitude instead of anxiety and challenge.
10. Am I Being True To Myself?
One of the best things you can ever do is just be true to yourself. Now, ask yourself, “Am I being true to myself?” Are you sticking to your values and beliefs? The answer to this question will help you address the feeling of being off-kilter you’ve been feeling lately.
11. What’s An Important Lesson I’ve Learned So Far?
There are times when life pulls us into a false sense of security and when we’re suddenly faced with a complicated challenge, we flail, and ask ourselves, “Where did I go wrong?” When faced with this situation, a life-changing question you must ask yourself is what’s the important lesson you’ve learned from this experience? Knowing the answer to this question will help you increase your self-awareness and prepare you for the next challenge.
Asking the hard questions in life can be too much to bear but if you don’t learn from yourself, from your mistakes, how will you grow? It’s time you leave your comfort zone and ask yourself these 11 questions that will change your life for the better.
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