Questions to Ask Yourself
Self-love is one of the hardest things to do. I know as a mom of 7, self-love is put on the back burner a lot of times. I am often being stretched thin and have lots of people to love, it can often become a challenge to add yourself to that list. One of the main parts of self-love is self-awareness. Self-awareness is conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires, and its presence is essential for loving who you are.
You might be thinking, HEY I know who I am! Of course, we all know ourselves to some degree, but self-awareness is something we should be thinking about. Throughout life, we must constantly be curious about who we are. With every year, we are changing, growing and learning new things about ourselves. It’s important to get to know ourselves and explore who we are especially as seasons change. Whether you are going through a medical issue like breast cancer, or are just getting married and starting your new life together, it’s extremely important for your mental health to stop and take time to love YOU!
The best ways I’ve found to gain a better understanding of thy self is the practice of asking and answering questions. It is easy to make this into an exercise and do it as often as you like. Here are some of the questions I like to ask myself to get you started:
How do you currently feel about yourself?
How do you spend the majority of your time?
What’s on your to-do list that never gets done?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
How would you define the meaning of life?
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
How would you describe yourself?
How can you show yourself more love?
What are you doing to better yourself?
What do you enjoy most in life?
What does the word “self-love” mean to you?
These are just a few of many questions that I often ask myself. This can truly give you a perspective on your life and your inner you and things that you may not have even known were inside you. I believe that it is very important to spend time with yourself and really value who you are and what you stand for. If you aren’t happy with yourself, you cannot be truly happy with others. Start by asking yourself some questions and spending time with yourself and I promise you will love and thank yourself afterward!