Living a quality life is not always about winning or achieving success. It is about finding joy and satisfaction in small moments throughout the day, even when things are tough. It’s about discovering how to turn things around, make amends, find the silver lining, and sit with ourselves and others, even when we feel afraid. To help create turnarounds in our lives, we can start by asking ourselves these nine questions.
1. What Do You Value?
The first question we need to ask ourselves is, what do we value? What is truly important to us? Knowing our values is essential for making meaningful choices, setting priorities, and living a happy, fulfilling life. We need to challenge ourselves to reflect on our values daily in the choices we make, thoughts we think, and words we say, day in and day out. When we connect with what matters most to us personally, the better our lives become.
2. What Unique Gift Do People Receive By Just Being Around You?
We are all unique and as a result of that uniqueness, we each have something to offer others and the world that no one else can. It is hugely important to recognize our value that has absolutely nothing to do with what we have achieved. Our value is simply a result of being who we are. The more we accept and let our unique energy and essence shine, the better our lives become.
3. What Do You Stand for?
We all have something to say to the world, something to share that has the potential to help others. It is important to discover what our personal message is, something that answers most dilemmas in our life, and in our opinion, can help others the most. Spreading our unique message, wisdom, and encouragement in whatever form it comes to us is essential for moving toward a good quality of life.
4. Who Do You Love Most?
In times of crisis, who matters most to us becomes clear. It is important to recognize our loved ones and put our full energies into our relationships with these people – striving to be the best parent, partner, and friend we can be. Nurturing and cultivating these relationships, learning to listen, reaching out, telling others we care, and asking others how they’re doing, is the key to cultivating depth in our relationships.
5. What Brings You Joy?
Happiness is something we all crave. It is important to recognize what brings us true pleasure, the kind that goes deep. Focusing on what is good about our lives in each moment with gratitude and honoring those things that truly bring us joy, the more our joy expands.
6. What Makes You Laugh About Yourself?
True humility comes with a sense of humor. When we realize how funny our foibles are, we stop taking them so seriously. It is essential to recognize and embrace our humanity and not take ourselves too seriously.
7. What Do You Really Want to Create?
Having a sense of purpose makes life better. It is important to have something that gives us a sense of purpose, something worthwhile to dive into when we need a positive distraction. Pouring our whole selves into it will improve our quality of life.
8. What Isn’t Working (What Are You Doing About It)?
We all have small things that we complain about, nagging worries that can disrupt our lives. Rather than complaining, we need to make a plan and take action. If we find ourselves complaining a lot (even if it’s just in the privacy of our minds), we need to take one simple step today to improve the situation. Little steps go a long way when done consistently.
9. What Helps You Turn Things Around?
Lastly, we must discover what helps us turn things around. What is our unique strategy for managing difficult situations and challenges? What brings us from fear to calm, from blame to empathy, and from distraction to clarity? Knowing our unique turnaround strategy can be helpful in times of crisis and can be the key to living a quality life.
In conclusion, living a quality life is about discovering how to find our way back when we get off track, make amends, find the silver lining, and sit with ourselves and others, even when we feel afraid. By asking ourselves these nine questions, we can create turnarounds in our lives and start living a happier, more fulfilling life.