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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10 Questions To Make You Think – January

As usual, you have 10 questions to think about this month. These are questions to help you reflect about yourself, what you want from life and what can bring you more happiness.
You can see November’s questions here and December’s questions here.

  1. You are lucky; how so or not so?
    It’s good to think of reasons why you’re lucky. Sometimes we don’t realise that there’s always a reason to consider ourselves lucky. You can read more about luck in my post Accept Your Luck.
  2. Where do you want to travel next?
    This might help you plan your next holiday or adventure and motivate you to save money towards it.
  3. Are you holding a grudge? About?
    If you are, it might be time to let go. Holding grudges causes harm only to yourself and no one else.
  4. What are you looking forward to?
    Thinking about good things that are yet to come can brighten up your day and make you feel more cheerful about life.
  5. Do you need a break? From what?
    Is it from your work? Get a day off. From your city? Go for a weekend away. From your partner? Go out with your friends or have some time alone. From life? Meditate, go for a walk around nature.
  6. Are you seeking security or adventure?
    When you decide your priority, it’s easy to make decisions. Do I spend my money travelling or saving to buy a house?
  7. If you were going to start your own company, what would it be?
    Maybe you don’t want to start your own business but answering this makes it easier to think about your passion and what you really want to work with.
  8. What makes “you” you?
    Whatever makes “you” you shouldn’t be something that needs changed. Accept who you are and be around people who accept you.
  9. How do you describe home?
    Home is where the heart is 🙂
  10. What do you want to forget?
    Write all the details about this memory, talk or write about it for as long as you need one last time. Then let go.

Taken from the book Q&A a day – a 5 year journal.

10 Questions To Make You Think – November

I’ve bought a book called Q&A a day. It’s a 5-year journal with one question a day to be answered each year. It’s good because it makes you think about your life at the moment and reflect on things.

Q&A a day

I know I’m a bit late but I decided to select 10 questions from November that might be useful to give you insights about yourself and what you could change or improve. They will make you think about what you’re happy with and what you need to do to achieve more happiness. I plan to post 10 questions at the end of each month.

So here are 10 questions to make you think:

  1. What’s your biggest expense right now?
    Since we were talking about money in the last post (10 ways money can buy happiness), this question can help you think if you’re spending your money on something that’s important and worth it. Could you spend less money on that?
  2. What should remain as-is?
    Be aware of what is good in your life right now. What if it changed? Take the time to think about how to keep it the same and how to accept and deal with it if it ends up changing.
  3. Where do you find pleasure?
    Pleasure is not happiness but it can bring good times. Can you spare some time for your own pleasure? I’m sure you deserve it.
  4. What do you always avoid?
    It’s important to think about why you avoid it and what consequences this might have in your life.
  5. Is there anything missing in your life?
    It might be something possible to achieve. Why is it missing? Do you really need it? If so, what can you do to achieve it?
  6. What do you have to get done?
    Sometimes we postpone things for silly reasons. We’re lazy or it’s hassle but there’s a huge relief in getting something done. So whatever it is, why haven’t you done it yet? Maybe you need more time, maybe you need courage, maybe you need a push.
  7. Who inspires you?
    I think a good thing to focus on here is why this person inspires you and how you can inspire others in the same way.
  8. What was the last risk you took?
    Risks usually teach us something. They might be scary and have a bad outcome or they might bring something amazing. Either way, you learn.
  9. What five words describe your mood?
    Are they good or bad words? If they’re good, appreciate it. If they’re bad, how can you improve your mood?
  10. What song could be your self-portrait?
    Songs can have special meanings. If a song is your self-portrait, it better be a positive portrait.