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50 Questions to Ask Yourself for Personal Growth

Wow, we made it through 2020… I have to say as horrible as it was to lose friends to covid, and know so many people died due to it, plus so many have lost their jobs, it was still a great year in so many ways. I published 2 journals, 2 ebooks, 1 international bestselling anthology, created numerous courses, and helped many women step into their most authentic lives, plus hosted a summit and a retreat and was a guest on many as well. I also have increased my listeners on my podcast and been a guest on other podcasts. I got engaged, even though the wedding has been postponed to later this year. I started creating in an art journal which was a practice I had lost long ago. I truly got over my phobia of creating video and having my picture taken. I have met some amazing people. We are eating much healthier, cooking much more at home.  All in all it was a good year.

I did not get to spend nearly enough time with family or friends, but am grateful that the majority made it though relatively unscathed.

When we focus more on the negative, it brings more negative to us. It is all we can see. When we turn it around to see the positives it allows us to see more positives. In December in my Morning Calm program we were wrapping up the year with the journal prompts I provide and one of the questions I asked was to reflect on the positives of the last year, and every woman in that program said they had more positives than negatives happen to them.

Yes, life was restrictive and we didn’t see enough of family and friends, but we also got to slow down, reconnect with many people we had lost touch with. Get to know ourselves better and examine our lives and what we really could give up (if we wanted to) and what is really important to us.

This gave us a time of self reflection, a time to expand our personal growth.

I recently found this list of 50 Questions to Ask yourself for personal growth from Maddie Blank of Michigan State University. And I thought I would answer them and share my answers.

So, this week on my podcast, I will be answering the first 25 of these 50 questions and then next week I will answer the other 25. (The Creative Soul Healing Podcast Jan 6 & 13, 2021)

I encourage you to take a look at the list, they are a great starter to explore your thoughts about things. Pull out your journal and spend some time answering the 50 questions. (Download the list here Questions Only or Worksheet)

  1. What moment changed your life forever?
  2. What does your ideal day look like?
  3. What is your favorite book/movie/show/song and why?
  4. What are you most afraid of?
  5. What are you most proud of?
  6. What is something that you cannot live without?
  7. What do you wish you did more of?
  8. What's a hobby that you wish you could do?
  9. What's your favorite part of your life right now?
  10. Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
  11. What makes you laugh?
  12. Who is the one person that you can call, no matter what happens to you?
  13. If you could go back and change one part of your life, what would it be and why?
  14. If you could make one change in the world, what would it be?
  15. What is something you feel passionate about?
  16. What is your dream career?
  17. What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
  18. When was the last time you did something that you were afraid of?
  19. What do you do to relax?
  20. What's a long shot that you have taken that has paid off?
  21. What are you tired of hearing about?
  22. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
  23. Who has completely lost your respect?
  24. What do you hope never changes?
  25. Where is your favorite place to visit?
  26. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
  27. What is something that you would make a scene in public about?
  28. What are you most afraid to lose?
  29. What are you most insecure about?
  30. What chance of fate changed your life forever?
  31. What is something you regret doing?
  32. What is the best and worst thing about getting older?
  33. What part of your life do you miss the most?
  34. If you could go back and fix a relationship with someone, who would it be and why?
  35. What's the hardest lesson you have learned?
  36. What do you do to feel "alive"?
  37. What's the most exhilarating thing you have done?
  38. What inspires you?
  39. What do you believe is a "good life"?
  40. What do you take for granted?
  41. What risks do you believe are worth taking?
  42. What was the hardest loss you have ever experienced?
  43. Was there ever a point where you felt like giving up, but didn't?
  44. What are some events in your life that made you who you are?
  45. What is your favorite season, and why?
  46. What do you spend most time thinking about?
  47. Where would you spend all your time if you could?
  48. What qualities do you admire about others?
  49. What was your closest close call?
  50. If you died today, how would you want to be remembered?

Listen to or watch the podcast and then comment with your thoughts on the questions and what you may have learned about yourself.

Have an Amazingly Creative Day,

Larissa 

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