Save time for yourself.
Learn to be a loner, and love it.
It’s great to have friends, don’t get me wrong, but as you get older you don’t need to be defined and confined by them. It’s healthy to do things alone and spend time with yourself.
How else will we really get to know ourselves?
Getting to know ourselves should be really important to each of us. I feel as if we attach ourselves to possessions, titles and people and deem that our “self”. What we “have”. I don’t think half of us really take the time to know ourselves inside and out. I don’t believe people really take the time to look into every nook and cranny of our thoughts and feelings. Personally… it excites me to spend time alone. Nothing is more comfortable!
Just for fun, here are 30 questions you can ask yourself to open up your “you-ness”. Writing down and reading your answers might give you some insight to yourself that you never payed attention to.
(Questions borrowed from http://rachili.blogspot.ca/2012/03/30-questions-to-get-to-know-yourself.html)
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
Of course there’s more to know about yourself than these 30 questions can tell, but you get the gist of how fun it can be to question yourself. This process can be very helpful emotionally too! Knowing yourself in and out can make the actions and words of others effect you less… doesn’t that sound dreamy!!?
Make time for yourself in your busy life. Think things out.
Be involved in your evolution of self!
May your hearts define you! xox