3 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday When You Wake Up

These are three life changing questions that you can ask yourself every morning when you wake up to help you align your actions during the day. It can help you figure out the most important things to focus on and live on “purpose.”

I’m taking this amazing FREE 9 week course with Natalie MacNeil called Conquer Summit. Yesterday our session was with Nisha Moodley and she shared with us these 3 questions. You can join us and some other amazing female entrepreneurs here ->> http://bit.ly/conquersummit

I started my day today taking Natalie’s advice. After waking up I took some time to be contemplative before running full force into my day and set a strong intention for the day. I can’t wait to see how this feels…

I’m excited to share with you my experience and my reflections from last night as I walked through the exercises:

1. Find Your North Star & Figure Out Your “Why”

I’ve been working on this question all year in one way or another. Especially with why I’m starting this blog.

My “Whys” for starting this blog:
– I have a desire to share the beauty I see in the world.
– I want to share my creative passion with scrapbooking, art journaling, painting and card making.
– I want to have an excuse to live in the present moment, reflect and share.
– I want to have fun with life, learn new things and share these experiences.
– I want to make mistakes, learn from them and grow as an entrepreneur.

My “Whys” for the World:
– I want to shine bright so that I can give others permission to do the same.
– I want to inspire others to pursue their artistic and/or creative passions.
– I want to bring my readers with me on my journey to live life fully everyday and try new experiences.
– I want to make new friends, build a community and make the world a brighter place.

 

2. What would make me proud?

I’m proud of myself when I’ve taken the time to listen to someone else and truly be there for them. When I’m in the present moment and I make a strong connection with someone else by engaging with them. My goal is to interact in this manner with my customers and blog readers.
Today I would be proud if I:
– Posted this reflection on my blog tonight.
– Completed my project at work this afternoon.
– Took a lunch break to work-out at the gym.
– Cooked a healthy dinner for my husband.

3. What do I really need to do today?

This was my first thought this morning when I woke up at 4AM. It is a question I often ask myself as I prioritize the day in my Franklin Covey planner. Today what I really needed to do was take some time to reflect on this exercise and create this blog post. The actions that make me proud are ultimately the things that I really need to do like work out and cook a healthy dinner.

Sometimes we think productivity is about doing more, but I think it’s about doing better. – Nisha

Being an extremely ambitious person I find myself creating a huge unrealistic“to-do” list everyday. To curb this list I’m constantly asking:

If I did nothing else today, what would make a substantial impact?

I often find it is just as important to determine what I will stop doing as it is to determine the most important actions. An example of something I decided to stop doing years ago that has changed my life is that I no longer watch T.V.

The world is moving so fast and our plates are overflowing with the things we feel we have to do. But all we really need to do is take a day and sit down and think. – Maya Angelou

Spend Your Time Wisely

How do I stop counting my moments but instead live every moment? I think the answer may be in learning how to be present to each moment. Knowing that each moment will pass and LIVING in the moment is truly unique because it will never happen again.

Spend Your Time Wisely… relax, breathe deeply and live!!!

What’s the most important thing that you could do today to make yourself proud and live on purpose?

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