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31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge yourself and help you to be a better person. Try the following questions that may change your life.

  1. Are you doing what you truly want to do?
  2. Do you have a dream to follow?
  3. Are you proud of what you’re doing or what you’ve done?
  4. How many promises have you made and how many of them have you fulfilled?
  5. What’s the one thing you really want to do but have never done so, and why?
  6. Have you ever failed anyone who you loved or loved you?
  7. Will you take a shot if the chance of failure and success is 50-50?
  8. If you could travel to the past in a time machine, what advice would you give to the 6-year-old you?
  9. Will you break the rules because of something/someone you care about?
  10. Have you ever abandoned a creative idea that you believed because others thought you were a fool?
  11. What would you prefer? Stable but boring works or interesting works with lots of workload?
  12. Are you afraid of making mistakes even though there’s no punishments at all?
  13. If you would clone yourself, which of your characteristics you wouldn’t want to be cloned?
  14. What’s the difference between you and most of the other people?
  15. Are you making some influences on the world or constantly being influenced by the world?
  16. The thing you cried for last time, does it matter to you now or will it matter to you 5 years later?
  17. Is there anything you can’t let go of but you know you should?
  18. Do you remember anyone you hated 10 years ago? Does it matter now?
  19. Which makes you happier, to forgive someone or to hate someone forever?
  20. What are you worrying about and what’s the difference if you stop worrying about it?
  21. If you’d die now, would you have any regrets?
  22. Which one would you prefer, having a luxurious trip alone or having a picnic with people you love?
  23. Who do you admire and why?
  24. Is there anyone who inspired you and made you who you are today?
  25. What’s the thing you’re most satisfied with?
  26. When was the last time you laughed and what did you laugh at?
  27. Are you doing anything which makes you and people around you happy?
  28. Is there anyone who you love or loves you?
  29. When was the last time you really talked with your parents/family?
  30. If happiness is a currency, how rich do you think you are?
  31. If today’d be the end of the world, what’d you do?

Are there any questions which changed your life but not mentioned here? Do share with everyone of us.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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