10 Questions To Make You Think – May

It’s always good to reflect upon ourselves so every month I post 10 questions to make you think about life and acquire some self-knowledge. Here are the questions for May:

  1. How do you want to be remembered? 
    The answer to this question says a lot about your principles and values, what is really important to you. You should cultivate the qualities that make you proud and happy to be you.
  2. What do you consider to be your biggest achievement?
    Sometimes we start focusing too much on our failures and forget about all the amazing things we have achieved. We all have our moments of success, never forget yours.
  3. If you could go back in time and change  something, what would it be?
    Obviously, we can’t go back in time but what we can do is learn from our mistakes so we become better people and better prepared for life.
  4. Who loves you today?
    No matter who you are, be sure that there’s always some out there that loves you. Don’t take them for granted.
  5. What was your favourite day this week?
    And of course, why? What makes a day pleasant for you? How can you get more of this every day?
  6. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    Creativity is a very important process. It boosts our energy and motivates us so we should always try to cultivate it.
  7. What motivated you today?
    And since we are on the topic of motivation, here’s a relevant question. We need to know what gives us the drive to live. People need something to work towards, a project that can be personal or professional.
  8. If you didn’t have any responsibilities for the day, what would you do?
    Then plan a day where you can actually forget all your responsibilities and do it.
  9. List the things that nagged you today.
    How can you get rid of them or learn to accept them?
  10. What gives you comfort right now?
    Comfort is absolutely vital in daily life. When everything is crumbling, we need something to fall back on.

Break Your Rules

Life is short and we shouldn’t waste it. The worst thing you can do is be a slave of your own rules. “I need to finish all books I start.”, “What will people think if I just stand up and go?”, “I can’t leave my house without putting make-up on.”, “If I’m different, everyone will stare at me.” Even the rules we made up for ourselves are there to be broken.

It’s normal to have guidelines to live by as long as they are part of happiness, not a cause of anxiety or stress. When we break our own rules, we sometimes find a new side of us that was there all along but we didn’t allow to come to surface.

In a previous post, I highlighted how important it is to do something different and this might be one of the best ways to do it. Break your patterns, invent new rules, let yourself be free from your own judgement.

You are your worst enemy sometimes and your judgement can be harshest than anyone else’s so just let yourself off the hook.

 

New Happy Theme

Hello happy followers!

I decided to change The Happiness Box theme because I didn’t like  how all the links were at the bottom. I think this layout will be much more practical to navigate and it’s just as happy as the last one. What do you guys think?

To make this post a little bit more interesting, here’s a happy picture:

Isn’t this the happiest fish ever? =)

Hope you guys like it!

Find Out What To Do With Your Life

Don’t know what to do with your life? Here are 3 websites that actually help. They are not self-help but actual tools to make you more aware of what you want.

    1. I came across this first one in a very simple way. About 1 year ago, I was really bored and desperate about my life so I went to google and typed “how to change my life”. The first result was this amazing article. This is the article that gave me the idea to start this blog because you have 20 minutes to write 100 things that you want to do and one of the things I wrote was to start a blog.
      http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life

    2.  The second website was a recommendation from my friend Camila (Camila in Sweden). It is a tool to find out what your values are and help you make decisions in the future. I think it’s very important to be aware of your values. If you make a decision that doesn’t prioritize them, you will feel unhappy.
      http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_85.htm#

    3. The last one is more career-related. It gives you steps to find out what you’d love to do based on your skills and interests.
      http://briankim.net/blog/2006/07/how-to-find-what-you-love-to-do/

10 Questions To Make You Think – April

It’s always good to reflect upon ourselves and our lives so every month I post 10 questions to help you do this. It all started in November last year. Here are the April questions:

    1. Did you have fun today? Because?
      Your answer to this question should be yes. We should have fun every day. If you haven’t had fun today then go do something fun right now.

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    2. If you could wish for one thing to happen today; what would it be?
      Today is just one day but your wish represents something you want and it’s always important to pay attention to what you want, even the small things.
    3. What’s a political issue that interests you?
      This might be something that really matters to you and working on it will make you feel useful.
    4. What is your secret passion?
      Your secret passion is something that is very close to your heart. It’s not related to anyone else but you.

    5. What do you think is your biggest shortcoming?
      Find ways to make it less of a problem or even use it for your benefit.
    6. What do you want to say when someone asks “What do you do”?
      This is probably what you want to do the most, what would make you proud and feeling good about yourself.
    7. How would your parents describe you? (You can call them and ask.)
      Sometimes the way your parents see you is very different from the way you see yourself. I think that can bring some really useful insights.
    8. Where do you feel most at home?
      It’s good to have a place to call home. It comforts us and makes us feel like we belong.

    9. Write down a problem you solved today.
      Sometimes we only look at the negative things and forget to pay attention to the useful and good things we’ve done. There’s no great relief than solving a problem. If not today, then think about the last one recently.
    10. What “type” of person are you?
      This question is open to interpretation. Knowing what type of person you are will help you make decisions and be more aware of what makes you happy.

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