No one could tell that there was any friction in her That she would ignite the first spark all on her own That she would run with it Spreading a fire in all directions No one could blame her either She was full of energy that could no longer be contained She would no longer be swept away But instead, be the one to fan the flames
I know it looks like an oasis But it’s actually A full on paradise The kind you only see in movies and in dreams And hallucinations No, it’s not your imagination It’s an actual representation Of what I have available for you And only you Man Won’t you see the truth and not the mirage You’ll love it even more Once you see what’s in store
So every once in while, you might get the feeling that you’re stuck in a rut, monotony, a cycle of doom, or whatever else you might call it. It’s important to really check in with yourself, mentally and emotionally, so that you can figure out a way to move forward in life. If you’re finding it a bit difficult to get the ball rolling, it’s helpful to have a list of questions to ask yourself, to get to know yourself, your needs, your desires, a little better.
Here are 18 questions that I often consider whenever I’m going through one of those “I’m stuck, poor me” moods!
Questions to ask yourself
Do I enjoy my daily activities?
Do I like my current job?
Do I prefer to work for a company, or do I want to run my own business?
If I had to listen to my friends speak frankly about me, would I like what they have to say about me?
What are my top 3 positive personality traits?
What are my top 3 negative personality traits?
What am I insecure about?
Do I feel energized after spending time with the people who are around me the most? Or do I usually feel drained?
Do I feel confident when talking to someone new about my work, career, accomplishments, etc.?
Do I prefer to have a structured schedule, or to just go with the flow?
Do I prefer being indoors, or being outdoors?
Do I like working on my own? Or do I prefer to work in a team?
Do I feel like I can express myself as freely as I’d like to?
Is there a certain way I typically handle conflict with other people? Does it actually help, or often make things worse?
Do I have any habits I want to quit?
Do I feel comfortable at home?
Do I tend to hold onto things for a long time “just in case”, or do I let go of things I have no need for?
When I see someone doing something I’ve wanted to do, do I feel genuinely happy for them? Or do I feel jealous?
There are so many more questions I sometimes ask myself, but we’re not going to turn this post into a whole novel. Ha ha. What are some questions you consider when you’re feeling like it’s time for a change in your life? Let me know! 💖
Unsent a message Just as soon as you sent it But I took a screen shot of the notification A mouthful about nothing if you had to unsend it A whole paragraph about things you’ve been feeling Just to take it all back To make me think that I’m seeing things If it isn’t there now, did it never exist? Typing, typing Stop. Offline. Well, just say what you have to say Or don’t bother at all What’s the difference if you’re scared and always “unsending” your feelings? Alright, let me say something, for a change: I’m not sitting around waiting, so if you want something, express it. Don’t take it back shyly. It’s not cute or appealing. I like… Determination. Expression. Confidence.
Confession: I own a few decks of tarot cards. Clarification: I don’t use them for fortune-telling.
Everyone has intuition and everyone uses it. Some people are just a lot more aware of their intuition than others. There are numerous different tools to help you tune into your intuition. The Tarot is one of those tools.
When I mention to people that I like doing tarot readings for myself and for my friends, they think it’s a joke and ask, “You believe in that stuff?”
As a matter of fact, yes! I believe in tuning into your intuition, that “gut feeling” about things. I believe in seeking clarity. I believe in relaxing and quieting your mind, and then concentrating on the situation you are wanting to improve. What is so mystical about that?
For me, it works hand-in-hand with prayer and meditation.
You have to use your intuition in order to read tarot cards for yourself or others. Each card may have a standard meaning or message, but really, each reading is up for your own interpretation. We all view the same world through different perspectives; the tarot is no different. Every sign or message we are presented with, we each interpret in our own way. Even if you don’t “believe” that there is any substance to tarot readings, trust me, you will still get the message that you were meant to hear. Just trust your intuition.