Say Good Morning To Happiness with these Questions



· 8 min read
Questions to ask yourself to increase your level of happiness

Anger, loss, misfortune, regret, sadness and desperation sometimes present themselves in our lives at the most unexpected moments.

This year, I have been blessed with my fair share of them all. As I worked my way through it, I discovered a tool to help me immediately change my views on situations. When I say discovered, I mean, came across.

This is a tool that some of the most successful people in the world have been using. It’s also something I have been doing since I was a child. I wasn’t so aware of it, until it was blatantly pointed out.

These new ideas came to me in a book that was first published about a month before I was born. Coincidence? Maybe not. But this 30 year book really helped to pull me out of a funk. A funk that felt like everything that could go wrong was going wrong.

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

I’m sure you have all heard the name Tony Robbins. His book, “Awaken the Giant Within,” has been one of the most powerful books I have ever come across. The simple methods and ideas in it, helped me to change my emotional state IMMEDIATELY.

The Powerful Questions

In his book, he provides a listing of questions to ask yourself, daily. These questions change your focus to a more positive approach everyday.

So today, I’m gonna share one set of questions with you. Ill also share some of my 2 cents and experiences with them.

In an effort to keep it short and sweet, like me ;), we will start by focusing on this one set today.

I swear to you, my level of happiness has gone through the roof after I started asking myself these questions. So here they are….

The Morning Questions

Whether you are building your empire, family, career, caught in times of trials or facing a challenge, these questions direct your focus on the things that are most important to you.

They guide your emotions to be more positive, as you work through your life.

Question 1: What am I happy about in my life now?

This is not about gratitude, this is about finding something that makes you happy. Then allowing your mind, body and soul to be filled with the emotions that surround it.

If you have a hard time finding something, Tony suggests adding the word “could” and asking yourself, “What could I be happy about in my life now?

Make sure that you don’t move on to the next question until you have experienced the full level of happiness that comes with this one thing. Fill your entire being with this euphoric emotion.

Question 2: What am I excited about in my life now?

Being excited is different from being happy. Find something that gets your fire burning as you think about doing it. It can be a hobby, a goal, or even an upcoming date. It doesn’t matter how small or big it is.

The important thing is that you allow yourself to feel the emotion. If you really can’t find something to be excited about, then maybe it’s about time to set some goals. Try doing some soul searching about what “could” get you excited. Again ask, “What could I be excited about in my life now?”

This may be one of the more difficult questions to answer if you find yourself living a monotonous life. So it could also be a good prompt to do something different.

Question 3: What am I proud about in my life now?

When you reflect on this question, you must take some time to figure out why you are proud of it. What makes you feel proud of it? Then allow yourself to dance in the feelings that come with that. Allow your entire body to experience feeling proud.

Allow it to seep into your mind and soul, before moving on to the next question.

Question 4: What am I grateful about in my life now?

Gratitude practice huh? It’s more than writing a list. Instead focus on the feeling that comes with being grateful.

Today, I’m grateful for a lovely quiet space to work, where I can order anything from the menu without worrying about it not fitting my diet of choice. I am grateful for the German songs that have me dancing in my chair as I write this for you.

I am grateful for the rain that nourishes the ground of this place, so I can have the mangoes that are as sweet as the mangoes back home.

And I am grateful to share these ideas with you.

As I write, and think about these words, I am overcome by feelings that run from the tip of my head to the tips of my big toes. The feelings are so divine that they put the biggest smile on my face as I sway back and forth to the rhythm of these songs that I enjoy.

Allow yourself to be overcomed by these feelings of gratitude. This is not about making a generic list. This is about intentionally focusing your emotions and indulging in them.

Question 5: What am I enjoying most in my life right now?

What thing, people, or activity makes you lose track of time? What about it makes you feel this way? Is it the initial challenge of doing it? Is it the idea of pushing yourself to do it better? Is it the relaxation that comes from it?

See, it can be anything. It will not be the same for any two individuals. Yet, the feelings that we can evoke reflecting on these things can take us to the same place. A place that’s so important for you to learn to take yourself.

Question 6: What am I committed to in my life right now?

Commitment doesn’t necessarily have to be to a person. We can receive ultimate joy in life by being committed to a goal, a cause, or a lifestyle. If you can do it, you can be committed to it.

The strong point of commitment is seeing the growth that comes along with it.

A relationship starts from a tiny seed, and as you build it and get to know each other it gets better. Pushing each other to grow, challenging each other, and celebrating victories together can make any relationship the epitome of life.

It should be the same for family, friendships, or your goals. You should see growth when you are committed. Make it exciting, make it fun. Do it differently.

Too many people are too scared to get committed to one thing. They are scared because they focus on a journey that seems too long. The wait for excellence, and success is too long, it’s always easier to look for something new.

Yet, they should shift their focus to the wonderful experiences in the journey.

The idea of being committed is scary. But don’t let it scare you. When you start to see the benefits of being committed, it makes it easier and easier to get over that fear.

Question 7: Who do I love? Who loves me?

It’s often so easy to focus on what we don’t have. It’s even easier to go down a rabbit hole of loss, sadness and feeling unloved. Yet, we always have people that we love around us. I was reminded of this so much this year. It’s also important to remember that if they are alive, or dead, it doesn’t matter. Love is love.

So take some time, focus on the people that are important in your life. Try to understand what makes them love you, try to identify genuine reasons why you love them. Then again, allow yourself to feel, dance, sing and live in the love that takes over your entire body.

Love is such a beautiful emotion but sometimes we forget this and focus too much on the bad.

If you have a hard time anwering these, use the tip from the first two questions and add 'could' to them.

The Challenge

Choose a day this week, to ask yourself these questions. Live in the moment. Dance in the emotions. Then judge to see if they help you to have a better day. If you find them helpful, why not just start your morning with them.

They have pulled me out of some of the darkest moments this year, and I’m sure that they can help you too.

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