There is no such thing as a stupid question - and that applies to questions you can ask yourself. How often do you take time to check in with yourself? Checking in with yourself is incredibly important because reflection helps you evaluate your choices and take action if that is needed. Questions of reflection help you tap into your thoughts, dreams, and emotions. We are sharing 5 questions for self-reflection with you to tap into your emotions and thoughts to help you get to know yourself better or even re-evaluate your goals.
1. WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR TODAY?
You most likely saw this one coming from us, but this is such a key question. When you practice gratitude, you are grounding yourself to the present. You are not fretting about the past or worrying about the future, but living in the moment. You are getting a pulse on the gifts that you experience every single day. With a heart of gratitude, you can let go of some of your anxieties and use that energy to focus on the good instead.
This is a question we ask ourselves every single day, and invite you to take a few minutes today to create a gratitude list. You will be amazed at how powerful this small personal reflection can be and how much it changes your mindset.
2. WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE I OVERCOME IN MY LIFE?
You cannot focus on where you want to end up without taking stock of how far you have come. By looking back at hardships you have faced, you can give yourself encouragement for what lies ahead. You do not need to fear challenges because you have survived every single one life has thrown at you so far. Asking this question can fill you will courage and confidence, no matter what the future holds.
3. WHAT ARE MY TOP PRIORITIES RIGHT NOW?
This is a great question for goal-setting and taking a moment to create an action plan for yourself. You do not need to know how you are going to get somewhere right now. All you need to do is identify what you want and dream a little bit! If you have a clear vision of what you want, you can attach powerful emotions to those priorities. Whether you want to simply work hard, manifest your dreams, or create a plan, it all starts with identifying your priorities and acknowledging them. Anchor yourself to the emotions you feel around those priorities and let the emotions motivate you forward.
4. AM I USING MY TIME WISELY?
This is a tough question because it means we may be calling ourselves out. Time is our most valuable resource. There never seems to be enough of it. If we are not being intentional with our time, we can find that the days all blend together and we end up not achieving nearly as much as we would like to. It is easy to lose an hour or more a day scrolling on our phones, online shopping, or watching reality TV. None of these things are bad! They can be outlets for us or ways we decompress and relax.
However, it is important to check in with ourselves every so often and make sure we are using our time wisely. As a bonus question if you answered no to this question, ask yourself what is a better use of my time? Create a more structured plan for yourself and navigate your time with intention.
5. WHAT DOES MY DREAM LIFE LOOK LIKE?
Being intentional and mindful is so important. We are constantly evolving and growing as people. Your dream life ten years ago likely looks very different than your dream life right now. Tap into your desires and dreams often so that you are constantly working for the right dream. All of our dreams are going to require different types of work and intention, so it is very important to check in with yourself and make sure the future you are working towards is still the one you want.
With you ask yourself questions of self-reflection, you are practicing mindfulness. Being mindful is a wonderful way to navigate life and be intentional with your actions, choices, relationships, word choices, decisions, and so much more. The most important thing that can come from self-reflection is fulfillment and inner peace and we hope you feel a little more peace about what is to come for your future after checking in with yourself with these five questions today.
As always, we are so grateful you chose to spend a few minutes of your day reading this post and being intentional with yourself! Bookmark this page to use these questions of self-reflection as often as you need them.