3 Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of Every Day
Self-growth is a personal and important endeavor, but not without its challenges. It’s easier to stay the way we are and not change. Change can be uncomfortable and scary and have us questioning the very things we thought to be true in our lives.
While there are many reflective questions you can ask yourself at the end of each day, here are 3 to consider adding to your nightly routine:
1. How did I interact with others and nurture positive relationships?
We all have bad days. I’m certainly guilty of it. But did we let it affect others? Look, I’m not saying you have to keep a relationship with every person in your life. In fact, some relationships are temporary and not part of your future journey. But, how did you treat people?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
2. What am I grateful for today?
Take some time at the end of the day to write down what you are grateful for. Acknowledging the positive aspects of your day and the people for whom you are grateful has a powerful impact on our lives.
“Gratitude heals, energizes and changes lives,” Dr. Emmons said. “It is the prism through which we view life in terms of gifts, givers, goodness and grace.” — NY Times article
3. Did I take care of my physical and mental well-being today?
We often get so busy that we let life happen to us rather than fully participating in what’s around us. When you close your eyes before bed, take a deep breath and think about what you did to take care of yourself. It could be as small as drinking out of your favorite coffee mug to taking a long walk.
“I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth.” — Kerry Washington, from HuffPost