Dr. Danielle Dowling recently published an insightful column entitled: “8 Questions To Ask If You Want To Change Your Life”
Here are eight essential questions to bring you to a new level of self-awareness. If you are honest in your answers to these queries, they will help you learn what you need to live your best life.
Question #1: Is my life fun?
Many of us try to arrange fun, but miss the point by are over-planning it. Fun is about spontaneity. It seeks us out and our only job is to be ready! We have to make room for this happen-stance to enter into our life.
Question #2: Am I waiting for my life to begin?
Appreciate “the now” and all its opportunities, with all its complexity and imperfection.
Question #3: Do I have enough money?
Enough money, like enough anything, is subjective. It is not numerical, nor gauged by a figure in a bank account. Is it a spiritual state of mind?
Question #4: Do I have enough friends?
Our friendships are a two-way street – it’s about making space to celebrate and shoulder grief with our loved ones day or night. Whatever makes you feel fulfilled is enough.
Question #5: Do I feel my feelings?
Commit to feeling your feelings and do what you need to do to help you get in touch with yourself. Be brave enough to say, “I love you,” “You hurt me,” and “I forgive you.”
Question #6: Am I overthinking things?
Thinking is necessary and useful, but when you take time to let your brain relax, you are better equipped to tackle the problems of life.
Question #7: What does the future hold?
Approach the future with an open mind, embrace all possibilities. Fill it with activities and people that light you up.
Question #8: Where am I compromised?
Peer closer at the problems you keep running into and see what they tell you.
Read more from Dr. Dowling about these eight essential life questions at this blogpost found in Mind Body Green