7 Questions To Make You Discover What Will Make You Happy

Life is a succession of unrecoverable moments, and I simply want to remind you that sometimes all you need to be happy is to shift your attention and perspective on things.

I believe that we sometimes lose sight of what really makes us happy. When asked what makes us happy or what defines happiness, I believe we can all offer the same conventional response: family, friends, experiences, health, love, and so on. But it doesn’t actually help us decide what to do with our life, and we constantly question whether we made the proper selections.

Did I make the appropriate job choice? What is the best education? Was dropping out truly the best thing I could have done? Is it the right person for me? Should I start having children now? Should I put in additional hours? Should I limit my shopping? Should I go on more trips? Is it true that I always do the right thing? Is this contentment? Am I content? Should I be content?

We often begin our search for solutions to these concerns by comparing ourselves to others. Some argue that comparing oneself to others may be motivating, but comparing looks, money, friends, families, careers, and vacations is time consuming and counterproductive. Comparing oneself to others is a common cause of self-doubt, leaving you feeling jealous and may even lead to despair. You can also find yourself finding pleasure in the failures or misfortunes of others.

So, if you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, how can you assess your own life and figure out what makes you happy? So, if you really want to live a full life, you must devote your time and energy to your own ideals. And, although I do not have all of the answers, I did spent some time reading up on topics in order to uncover some questions that you may ask yourself:

  1. If you didn’t have a job, how would you spend your free time?

Imagine you can’t go to work and you can’t remain at home: where would you go? How would you react? Make sure to think about this for a long, so why not make a list of a few things you’d want to accomplish and then maybe go as far as doing them on your next day off?

  1. How do you think of yourself?

This is a wonderful topic to ask yourself since it is important to understand your own self-perceptions and why you have them. When you love yourself, you accept yourself. And, as true as it is, and as many times as we have heard it, we still end up devoting more time and effort into pleasing others than we do into improving our own self-esteem.

  1. What do you already have that improves your quality of life?

I don’t believe many individuals ask themselves this question often enough. Though I believe most of us recognize the importance of being thankful for what we have, I don’t believe we take the time to consider what it means for us particularly. Do this for a minute, and you’ll realize how much you already have that you seldom consider. And how will you learn to enjoy what you have now if you can’t appreciate what you’ll have later?

  1. What are your most often occurring thoughts?

Is the majority of your thinking positive or negative? A negative mindset is an indication that you are miserable. If you have a general bad attitude or a strong dislike for people, it’s a clue that something is wrong, and you should definitely start searching for the root of your negativity and hostility.

  1. How are things going in your life?

While working hard to achieve success, you should take time to focus on what is going well in your life. I don’t mean that you should just think about your most recent job advancement and say, “Ah, done.” No, instead consider your long-term history and identify areas where you believe things went very well. Perhaps you can include instances when you felt really fortunate to be you.

  1. How do you spend your free time?

Consider what you spend your time on and use a week or a month as a guideline. Are you spending time doing activities you like, or are you caught in a pattern that makes it impossible to find time for them? Check to see whether you do any of the things you mentioned in question 1.

  1. What chances would you be willing to take if you knew you couldn’t fail?

This is most likely my favorite. I’m not sure why I placed it at number seven instead of number one, but whatever. The majority of individuals regret not taking a risk and failing while doing so. We’ve all heard or read something similar to that. So, why don’t you simply ask yourself this question, truly think about your responses, and then when the time comes, you can start at the top and work your way down the list? You won’t even have to pause for a second to consider what you’d want to try your hand at 😉

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