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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Two life-changing questions to ask yourself each day

There is a traditional practice of asking oneself the following two questions at the end of each day. It also works great with other people – my fiancée and I enjoy asking each other:.

1. What are you most grateful for today?
2. What are you least grateful for today?

There are other ways to ask them as well: What increased/drained your energy today? What brought you consolation/desolation today? What part of today did you really like/dislike?

The idea is that by reviewing your day and looking for what brought you life vs. what drained your energy, over time you will see patterns in the things that give you joy, and the things that don't. And you can make decisions that lead you to more of the former and less of the latter.

I read a recommendation for this book which talks more about it.