You may have heard about the movement or the latest life improving methodology. It’s all the rage. If you just continue to ask yourself the right questions, rays of light will shine upon you, enlightenment will arrive and your life will be peaches and cream.
So, we at Happy Spectacular decided to come up with our own questions to help keep you on track during the day.
Is my fly zipped up? Alternatively, is my skirt tucked into my tights?
Do I have food in my teeth?
Have I gotten my flu shot yet?
Have you kissed your boss’s butt enough today?
Don’t get me wrong. I believe in introspection as much as the next gal, but I think in addition to asking yourself some pretty tough questions, you also need to know how to act on them. What will really create change is when you have the onus to act.
These questions are all questions that you should ask yourself every day, and while they may not bring happiness or balance, they are the kinds of questions that push you to action. Plus, they are incredibly practical. Check your fly! Look at your teeth in the mirror! Go get your flu shot! Bring your boss an apple!
Alternatively, if you were looking for something that might help you search your soul a little more, take a look at these four. Just remember, if you poke at something in your thoughts that feels a little uncomfortable, don’t just sit there. Do something about it!
Am I proud to tell people about my work?
Being proud of the work you do and/or the company you work for can have an immeasurable impact on your wellbeing. It’s really tough to feel like you don’t want to talk about what you do every day because you might be a little ashamed of it. The second part of this question is, is it your company you can’t be proud of or what you do for them?
When you are 95 and looking back, will the things you are worrying about today have been worth worrying about?
Sure, it can help to live in the present, but sometimes it’s more important to get out of the present, outside of your own head, and gain a little bit of perspective on the problems that seem so insurmountable. Sometimes our problems are really that big, and you’ll just have to double down and figure out how to fix it. But most of the time when we look back at the stuff we stress about, it won’t have mattered all that much when we look back. It’s helpful to remind yourself of that.
Are you having enough fun?
Don’t underestimate the power of having some fun at work or even playing hooky from time to time! Work is important and valuable and we should love it, but sometimes you just gotta let loose and have a laugh. Any issues will seem a little easier to deal with once you’ve had a good laugh.
Nora is a co-founder of Happy Spectacular, which she still can't really believe, and she's on a lifelong quest for the world's best cheeseburger (applicants accepted).