Six Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day
What am I grateful for today?
To be successful in life, to have a happy life we need to focus on the good. All to often we focus on the things we don't have rather than be thankful for the all the wonderful things we have in our lives. Each day you should make a note of several things that you are grateful for.
What do I praise myself for today?
We are fairly adept at beating ourselves up. We are often our own worst critic. We constant berate ourselves. Take a different approach. We generally do much more positive things than we acknowledge. Learn to praise yourself for all the good things you do. Take notice of the positive things you accomplish.
3. What are the things that drain my energy?
There are many things each day that we let drain our energy. These are generally our pet peeves - things that set us off. Often we do not realize how we let things rob us of our energy and positive attitude.
Some things that we should be aware of are: What causes me to lose my temper? Who do I associate with that drains my energy? What do I do that creates negative energy?
What am I glad I did today?
Here is just a reflection on the things you did today that you are pleased you did. You need to be aware of the positive things you do each day. At the end of each day, recall all the positive things and reflect on your feelings associated with doing those things that made you feel you were glad you did them.
What do I wish I had done today?
We all let opportunities slip by us each day. At the end of the day, if we reflect back we can think of things we wish we had done. It may have been saying something kind to a fellow worker, lending someone a helping hand or just being more positive and upbeat. Think back on the day and reflect on those things that you did not do, opportunities to make the world a little better place that you let slip away.
6. What specific goal am I committed to accomplish this week and what specific steps will I take today to move me toward that goal?
We often do not achieve what we want in life because we do not have a specific goal or target in mind. We drift aimlessly from day to day. Set specific goals to accomplish each week. And take specific steps that move you toward that goal each and every day. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Small strokes fell great oaks." And small but consistent steps toward our goals will allow us to achieve those goals.
If you ask yourself these questions each and every day, you will be bringing into your conscious awareness things that are important to you and things that you need to work on. These are simple but powerful questions. Make it a habit to ask and answer them each day. You will see great improvement in your life.