Much of our behavior, whether we realize it or not is automatic and habitual. How many people go to college, get a standard job, get married, have kids, and move to the suburbs because that represents their life’s dream instead of because that is just what people do? I suspect very few.
One of my more popular articles is 12 Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself. Please consider reading it. Here are 12 more for your consideration. The ultimate point is that you should stop and recognize when you are acting out of habit or social norms and simply ask yourself “Why?” for anything you do.
- Am I rushing through whatever I’m doing so I can get to the next thing that I will rush through and again and again?
- Do I really want to buy this or would I rather not want it at all?
- Am I disconnecting from what is genuine and authentic in real Life?
- I’m I buying something that will provide temporary pleasure or will wear out, or am I buying experiences that I can treasure and/or learn from?
- Would I rather be right or be at peace?
- Why am I letting what someone else is doing upset me?
- Am I refraining from doing what I really want to do because I’m afraid of failure or of what others may think?
- Am I trading my life for meaningless material things?
- Do I really have to do these things I don’t want to do like commitments, chores, etc?
- What is the worst thing that can happen if I … ?
- Why am I carrying around this extra mental baggage?
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