Think about all the questions that change lives in an instant: Will you marry me? Will you accept the position? Would you like fries with that?
OK, maybe not the last one so much. That said, questions are powerful tools for intentional living. They invite introspection, conversation, and connection.
Asking a few strategic questions will set you up for increased positive emotion. Acting on your honest, authentic answers can transpire into true happiness.
Try these questions on and see how happy looks on you:
1. What are you doing when you lose track of time?
DO MORE OF THIS! You’re in the zone. The zone is chock-full of contentment, happiness, purpose, and clarity.
2. What do you choose over sleep or sex?
You must seriously love whatever this is. I’d say do more of this ASAP (plus sleep and sex). This one is going to require some time management.
3. What are you doing for others?
Not giving back? It’s scientifically proven to increase your happy! Find a way to contribute today! Donating your time, money, skill-set, or helping hands will instantly boost your own morale. It’s a win-win-win!
4. How much progress have you made on your Bucket List?
You don’t have one? Now’s the time. You will have instant purpose and motivation to take action on the things that will make you excited and fill you up. In fact, without even crossing anything off your list, you will increase your happy just by making one. How simple is that?
5. How do you share your gratitude?
Most of us feel so much gratitude for the people in our lives, but we hardly ever express our thanks. Not only will sharing your thanks make you feel great, it will certainly spark joy in others. Another double-whammy!
By answering these strategic questions and taking action, you are destined to be happier today!
Featured image supplied by Tara Ashcraft.
Tara is a change expert and master coach who gets her kicks from helping women make changes in order to live big, bold, brave, beautiful lives. She believes in sharing the stories of our change journeys to inspire and encourage each other. She has over ten years of experience in learning and development in both private and public sectors. She’s equal parts psychology, pom-poms, pixie dust, and pinot. Follow Tara on Twitter via @taracashcraft