Previously we shared with you the importance of daily physical activity. Today, we are going to share with you the value of practicing a daily emotional activity. As you are aware, physical activity is good for your body; it is also necessary and good for your brain. Just as your body requires exercise to stay healthy, your brain equally needs exercise to stay fit. Stimulating your brain with physical and mental activities will provide long-lasting benefits as you age and can assist in age-related cognition and awareness. In addition to this thought-provoking exercise, there are other gratifying activities to ensure emotional and mental satisfaction. Such as; crossword puzzles, Sudoku, brain- teasers, quizzes, even playing board and card games.
Thought-provoking questions can positively transform your thinking, allowing you to challenge your views. This activity will enable you to be objective and open-minded. Most of all this exercise will make you think. Some of these questions you may have thought about previously, some questions will assist you in discovering areas that need clarity or at a minimum you need to address. In general, the questions will make you reflect on life, your life.
A good practice would be to journal your answers. Additions are welcome - you can add comments and thoughts along the way. There is no time limit for this exercise. Elaborate on the questions, especially the one’s posed as close-ended. Honesty will greatly benefit you. It’s meant to renew and inspire you, and allow you to release your thoughts – it can be very cathartic - remember, this is about you! “In the book of life’s questions, the answers are not in the back” ~Charles Schultz
1. What is your biggest strength?
2. What or who are you most grateful?
3. Does each person have a purpose in life?
4. Do you believe people are inherently good?
5. What causes people to be evil?
6. What would you do if you lived forever?
7. What bad habit would you like to change?
8. To what extent does fate shape your life? Do you shape your destiny?
9. Which is more important to do things right or doing the right thing?
10. Who do you most connect? Why?
11. Which is worse—failing or never trying?
12. Have you been the type of friend you would want like to see in another?
13. Is there any cause or person for which you would sacrifice your life?
14. What story would you tell a 5-year old? What advice would you give to an 18-year old?
15. Would you live a different life if you had unlimited resources?
16. When do you stop evaluating risk and rewards, and just go for it?
17. What chance would you take if you were guaranteed not to fail?
18. What are three things you treasure most in your life?
19. If eternal happiness were currency, what kind of work would make you wealthy?
20. Based on your choices. Are you choosing your story or someone else’s?
21. What event in your life shaped you the most? What change could improve your life?
22. What event in your life has been a disappointment? Do you reflect on or regret this event?
23. Would you do something wrong or illegal if you knew you would not get caught?
24. Are you afraid of making a mistake? Do you believe you learn from your mistakes?
25. Are you the same person you were five years? Ten years ago? What’s different?
26. What is your life’s passion? When do you feel most alive?
27. Do you find yourself shaping your life, or your life shaping you?
28. Do you believe your choices change the direction of your life?
29. Do you imagine your life differently based on any of your choices?
30. Is there a cause, career or activity that could make you happy for the remainder of your life? Are you doing it now?
Questions such as these can reinforce your character and integrity. They allow you the opportunity to review your values and do a crosscheck of your commitments. You are committed to something; whether it is for you or someone else. You are one of two things: committed to an opportunity that will lead to change; or committed to waiting, wondering and wishing for change. Are you doing, or are you imagining?
We encourage you to develop your list of questions in addition to those listed above. Let us know your thought-provoking question(s). Thanks for reading! Please like, share or send to others so they can learn all our healthy habits along with you!
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