In a world of automation—auto-delivery groceries, pre-set reminders on every gadget we own, devices that record our favourite shows for us—it’s easy to overlook the importance of checking in with yourself every once in a while.
It’s vital to remember that there’s more to life than winning whatever “rat race” you find yourself in, and the key to uncovering your best, most authentic life is regularly asking yourself three important questions.
1. What did I do today to help me enjoy my workday?
This is vital because it takes us off autopilot in our career and forces us to look at the real, actionable steps we undertook to feel in control of our job. It’s really easy to sit through hours of meetings and mind-numbing work and feel like you’re just along for the ride. But owning the fact that you’re responsible for your own happiness at work? It’s life changing.
2. What did I do today that my body and health would thank me for?
Again, when it comes to self-care, going through each day like a zombie—eating the same bad foods, avoiding exercise and meditation in favour of our favourite binge-worthy shows is all too easy. But what if you made a conscious decision to go for a walk at lunch or to drink eight to 10 cups of water each day? Suddenly your health and your happiness are in your own hands.
3. What did I do today to see life from someone else’s perspective?
We tend to naturally view the people around us through our own lens—the way we think someone should look, speak, or act. But what if you made it your mission to understand where others were coming from instead? Taking people for who they are—and not who you think they should be—can open up a world of possibilities in your relationships.
Introspective questions are powerful tools for not only seeing your life for what it really is, but also for uncovering the life you really want. Start today, and be amazed by what you come up with!