Self-reflection can also help you identify areas of your life that you can work on or areas where you lack. This can really help with self-improvement. While there are endless questions out there, here are five that are a great place to start.
What Are My Goals in Life?
This question can be super daunting. But honestly, it should be asked more often. If you don’t know what your life goals are, it can be extremely difficult to move forward and make progress.
By having life goals, you have a plan for what you want to happen. In school, there is a large push for knowing what you want after you graduate but no one talks about it after that. Once you are on your own, it can be hard to continue taking those steps and making those plans.
By self-reflecting and taking time to understand what you want to accomplish, you will be a lot better off in life as you will have a plan.
What Motivates Me to Get Things Done?
Something that people don’t think about often is their motivations. What makes you excited to do something or gets you moving the best? If you don’t know this information, it can be hard for you to self-motive or know how your mind works.
By taking time to discover the answer to this question, you can learn if you work best by being paid at the end of a project or paid by the hour. You will learn if you work better under pressure or when you have plenty of time. Knowing this information can help you out in a lot of ways throughout life.
What Affects My Feelings and Makes Me Sad, Happy, Angry, etc..?
Knowing how we feel and why is vital to making forward progress in the emotion category. If we don’t understand why we are sad, we are going to have a much harder time becoming happy once more. If something makes us angry but we aren’t sure why it can be very hard to keep a level head. Self-reflecting and learning more about ourselves in this way can be super helpful to not only understand our emotions and what triggers them but keep an eye on them and notice when something’s not quite right.
What Are Some Things That I Do Well?
When you self-reflect, you are able to really get to know yourself. This question helps us to understand what we do well. Often, we focus too much on our shortcomings and what we do poorly. It can be great to focus on the opposite and truly know our strengths. When we know what we do well, we can be more successful throughout every aspect of our life.
What Are Some Things That I Don’t Do Well?
On the opposite side, self-reflection can help us recognize what we need to do better and work harder on. Once we know what our shortcomings are, we can work to improve them and become better, more well-rounded people. Knowing what we are not good at can also help us to understand the risks we are to ourselves and others by not being good at those things.
Overall, the more questions you ask and the more you search inside yourself, the better you will be able to understand yourself as a person.