Today’s blog post is a little different. I want to know how you are doing. And the usual “I’m good” isn’t going to cut it this time! I want to know how you are really doing. Do you know how you are really doing?
The best way to find out is with a personal check-in. It is a list of simple questions that will give you a general idea of how you are doing. When done monthly, you will notice patterns, your baseline happiness level, and you will learn a lot about yourself. If you write down your answers to these questions each month, you will have some great data about yourself that you can then analyze to help you live your best life and become your best self. Just ten minutes each month can tell you so much! Let’s do this!
During the past month, (on a scale of 1-10) how often did you feel…
Interested in life
That you had something important to contribute to society
That you belong to a community
That our society is becoming a better place for people?
That people are generally good
That the way our society works makes sense to you
That you liked most parts of your personality
Good at managing the responsibilities of daily life
That you had warm and trusting relationships with others
That you have experiences that challenge you to grow and become a better person
Confident to think of or express your own ideas and opinions
That your life has a sense of direction or meaning to it?
Two More questions:
When was the last time you felt really alive, and what were you doing?
What are 5 activities, pleasures, or events that will make you feel even more alive- right now this month?
That’s it. Great job! Return to these questions monthly for the best results. You might find that it has been a while since you felt really good. If that is the case then it is time to revisit happiness! Or maybe you realize that you are happier than ever right now. That’s awesome :)! Feel free to leave your answers in the comments if you would like. Just like I said in my Big Talk post, I would love to hear how you are really doing. The more we care about others, the better this world will be.
To living your best life,
– Alex 🙂