I believe we should not only start our day with the right foot but also finish it great. Every day, before going to sleep I ask myself a few questions. These are my evening questions and they allow me to feel awesome at the end of my day, even if it wasn’t that great. Try doing this every evening for one month. I’m sure you will feel better about yourself and your life.
1. Were you at a steady positive energy today?
I like asking this and realizing what made me feel bad that day so next time the same kind of thing happens, I may be aware and hold myself to a more positive vibration. I usually give a percentage rate. That also allows me to realize how better I’m becoming in being unconditionally positive.
2. What are you grateful for today?
Remembering all the small good things that happened during the day makes me feel good about my life. Sometimes we get caught in our problems and take for granted the amazing little things, how our needs are provided, how the universe is actually supporting us all the time. Mesmerizing things I’m grateful for gives me an expanded perspective of life.
3. How can you feel good about today?
If you could feel great about today, what is the one thing you would choose from today that could make you feel that way? I love this question. Because here I can leave all the not so great things out of the subject and focus on something good. There is always at least one thing that can make me feel good about my day, and I’m sure there should be one also in yours.
4. What have you achieved today?
This question is very important. Beyond giving value for things you have, for things that happened to you, give yourself all the value you deserve. Go through every and any little thing you have accomplished for that day. This will also help boost both your self-esteem and self-confidence. If you think you haven’t accomplished anything, you’re probably looking from a limited perspective. Maybe you learned something important, useful. Maybe you were nice to someone. There is always something.
5. How can you reward yourself for today?
Once you realize you are an achiever, you should also reward yourself for your achievements. Keep the motivation. You will feel valued and satisfied. You will want to do more, achieve more. It’s interesting that some days when I ask myself this question, my answer is that I have been already rewarded for that today. When lots of good things happen or when I just manage to keep positive through the day, it already feels like I was rewarded.
6. What are the things you didn’t accomplish today? How can you fix it?
If there was something you had to do today and didn’t do for some reason, when can you accomplish that? Make a plan and commit to it. The goal is to take responsibility for your achievements, not to feel bad about not having done it. If you can’t answer this question without feeling bad, skip it.
7. How could you have been a better worker today?
Think about little improvements you could do on yourself or way of work that could make you a better worker. What could you have done differently? How could you have got better results? Doing this small improvements consistently will take you to the top in your field.
8. How could you have been a better person today?
Now, what could you have done, think or said differently that would make you feel like you’re a better person? Could you just not be mad at that person for that small thing? Could you have been more understandable to someone? We all have things we could improve in ourselves.
9. How can you turn (unpleasant) things that happened today to your advantage?
This is a strategic question. We have gone through the good things for the day, focused on those, gone through things we can control that we could have done differently. But now the question is about things you couldn’t control. What happened today that could actually be a good thing for you? If something not good happened, brainstorm ways in which that thing could actually turn out to be good at the end.
10. What do you want to achieve in life? Why not more?
In this question, I like looking at the big picture. Reminding myself what I want for my life, what are my goals, my dreams and why I want to achieve them. After I tell myself what I want, I always ask why not more. And I would like you to ask yourself the same question. Why not more? Are you wishing only for things you believe could happen or are these your real dreams? Reach for more. Dream big.
11. What do you want to achieve tomorrow?
Once you’re reminded about what you want, what could you do tomorrow that would take you closer to the realization of your dreams? Plan for the next day. Choose one to three things you could do to achieve your goals.
I usually take from 5 to 10 minutes answering these questions. You don’t have to take long. But rejoice in the good things of your day. I keep a small card close to my bed with these questions and when I lay down to go to sleep, I read them and answer in my mind. You could also try writing down the answers and keep a diary.
I’d love to hear from you! What’s your evening routine? Share with us in the comment session below.
Lots of love,