- More complexity.
- More burdens.
- More consumption.
- More striving.
- More “chasing.”
- More comparison.
- More of the external trappings that – no matter how seductive they may be to your ego – never leave you feeling content or in a state of joy.
- Less stress
- Less overwhelm
- Less complexity
- Less saying “yes” to things you really don’t want to do
- Less clutter (physical, mental, and emotional)
- Less burnout
- Less exhaustion
Start by asking yourself:
- Do I like the person I’m becoming?
- Where do I want to be in five years?
- Am I living in alignment with my values?
It can be easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and never look internally to ask ourselves challenging and important questions.
In order to really grow, asking those questions is essential.
So if it’s been a while since you did a check-in, schedule some time alone.
And during that time, just ask yourself these questions, then sit in silence and reflect. As you come up with answers, write them down.
Then ask yourself the final question: In light of this, what action(s) do I need to take?
Sometimes our answers to these questions are reassuring, letting us know we’re heading in the right direction. Other times they’re signals, letting us know that something needs to change.
Either way, it’s so important that we take time every so often to zoom out and get a big picture perspective on our lives. That way, we can know if we’re on the right path or if we need to course-correct so that we can get back on track.
Do you take the time to ask yourself questions like this? Do you want to start?