- Craving feedback from other people. Often canvassing opinion, especially with decisions in your life- What do you think I should do? I wish someone would just give me the answer?
- Feeling unfulfilled from past successes.
- Seeing yourself purely in terms of the roles you have had or have been given in life; Daughter, Dad, 1st child, Accountant.
- Feeling adrift, lost.
- Super sensitive to the comments of others. So and so says you’re aggressive so it must be true.
- Stumped by personality tests, they all seem like you.
- Finding decisions difficult , be it as simple as what to eat for lunch. Always going with the flow of others and never really having a preference.
- Not particularly having, or if have, not practicing, hobbies or things to do for pure fun.
- Burnt out. Cycles of burn out. Not taking care of yourself. Running until empty.
- Living through other people. The company’s success is your success, your children’s achievements tied too tight to your own sense of worth.
- Prone to exaggeration or lying to make yourself more interesting or fit in.
- Do everything quickly. What are you in a rush for? What are you running away from?
- Wanting to start over, again and again.
- Feeling a strong sense of disillusionment : Is this all there is?
I’ve said yes to all of these at some point and I’m determined to learn more about myself in the coming year. Instead of just asking the interview questions I’m choosing to prioritise this once a week by answering a question designed to open me up and explore.
Sometimes the question maybe one of my tried and tested interview assessments, another time a creative prompt or maybe a question from one of your favourite self development gurus or greatest media interviewers.
I’m extending this gift out to you. I will email you weekly the question I’m ruminating on for you to use as you wish.
If like me you’ve been journalling since you were small, you may want to use the question in your writing habits, whether it’s morning pages or the rather marvelous 750 words.com
Perhaps you could explore the question through art? Make collages, art journal, poems, painting, photography.
Maybe you could use it to meditate upon, or chew over on a weekly walk.
Now it’s not just the question, I could just as easily bundle up my favourites and give them to you in a PDF, it’s the practice of answering them that’s been the most beneficial to me. Some of the questions you will have obviously seen or asked before. Yet how many have you honestly answered? Remember that answers change. Your response last year, week or even yesterday may not be the same now, what can you draw from that?
Just sign up below. It’s all very much down to you and for you. You can’t fail at it, you can’t fall behind, you can’t win a gold star, but you can start to strengthen one relationship that can make all the difference to your life.