Do you want to mediate daily, but find it difficult to maintain the effort? Or, do you struggle to attend your weekly yoga class, even if it’s one of your weekly highlights? Perhaps the question to be asked here is how well do you actually know yourself? Bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin uses this handy framework to get to know herself better – why not try it, too?
Sometimes a single unexpected question can illuminate a hidden aspect of my life. A question like ‘Do you tend to blame other people,or do you blame yourself?’ can give me a fresh perspective on myself. So, in addition to identifying big personality distinctions, I came up with a list of short, straightforward questions to help me know myself better, so I could better tailor my habits to my nature.
At what time of day do I feel energised? When do I drag?
Do I like racing from one activity to another, or do I prefer unhurried transitions?
What activities take up my time but aren’t particularly useful or stimulating?
Would I like to spend more time with friends, or by myself?
Do I have several things on my calendar that I anticipate with pleasure?
What can I do for hours without feeling bored?
What daily or weekly activity did I do for fun when I was 10 years old?
Adapted FROM BETTER THAN BEFORE: MASTERING THE HABITS OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES, £16.99, HODDER
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