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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 January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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