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Twenty Questions You Should Ask Yourself Each Sunday

 
 
Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 04:28 pm
1. What did I learn last week? – If you have trouble answering this question, it’s time for a change. It doesn't matter how old you are, you should learn something new every week.
2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – Reflecting on your accomplishments is a healthy way to raise self confidence and contentment. It’s also an effective way to track your progress.
3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – It may open up your mind to new passions and goals, or simple pastimes worth revisiting.
4. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Everything else is secondary, and should be treated as such. Nevertheless, this question will also shine light on other noteworthy tasks.
5. What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Set reminders in your calendar, get your laundry done, fill the car with gas… organize yourself.
6. What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – The idea here is to learn from your struggles and better equip yourself for future encounters.
7. What was last week’s biggest time sink? – Steer clear of this in the future. Setup physical barriers against distractions if you have to.
8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Physical clutter, mental clutter… eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may shine bright.
9. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Pencil in a time to get these things done. For any 2-minute or less tasks, consider scheduling them first thing Monday morning.
10. What opportunities are still on the table? – If it’s still available and you want it, make a concrete plan to go after it this week.
11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to? – Regular communication can solve problems before they fester. Always keep an open line of communication to those around you.
12. Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’? – Take time each week to thank the people who have helped you. Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.
13. How can I help someone else this coming week? – The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. If you help them, they will remember you when you need help.
14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? – You’ll never make any progress in life if you don’t setup realistic goals for yourself.
15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – If the answer is no, something needs to change.
16. What’s the next step for each goal? – Knowing the next step is the key to accomplishing the whole.
17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – The answer can act as a great source of motivation. If nothing exists, schedule something to look forward to.
18. What are my fears? – Consciously address your fears each week and slowly work on resolving them. It’s all about taking baby steps.
19. What am I most grateful for? – It’s a smart way to keep things in perspective, and something you should never lose sight of.
20. If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – Another helpful reminder… Life is short. Spend more time with the people you care about.

Take 30 minutes every Sunday and give yourself the gift of self reflection. It has worked wonders for me, and I am confident it will do the same for you.

What OTHER questions would you ask.

Joe(I stole these questions)Nation
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 04:30 pm
Original Website : http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/07/24/20-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-every-sunday/

They used to be really helpful to me. ... ...and then I stopped asking them.

Joe(duh)Nation
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 04:31 pm
I would spend a whole week just coming up with answers.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 05:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
I guess that would satisfy item #2.
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 06:36 pm
Pressing questions that would really help me towards self-improvement if I reviewed them every week and acted on them...

I would print this list and use it, if I didn't know it would be buried under eight other lists after just a day or so. Laughing
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 06:53 pm
The idea of anyone telling me what I "should" be asking myself on any day of the week, and as many as 20 things I should be asking invokes feelings of mind your own ******* business.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 07:08 pm
@chai2,
So, chai2, what do you ask yourself?

Said the Joe who is back on his 2455th journey into knowing who he is.

Joe(Question: Can running be meditation? I ran five today but spent no time in contemplation. )Nation
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 07:18 pm
@Joe Nation,
Things like "Which cat should I bathe first?" That's tomorrows project. It's May and time for the annual "How the hell do indoor cats get fleas?" debacle.

That's 2 questions for the price of one joe.

Seriously, I wonder about a lot of stuff, and ponder both the ridiculous and the sublime.
That's not the same as asking myself questions about that stuff.

I can honestly say I know who I am for the most part, & make adjustments as necessary and/or deisred. Not afraid of change, but don't make change just for changes sake.
Foofie
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 07:36 pm
@Joe Nation,
If I read your list correctly, Sunday is the first day of the new week; however, all the Christians that are going to church that day might not have the time, nor inclination, to cogitate on the deep questions raised.

Perhaps, the question could be divided up during the month, with the usual extra ten or eleven days at the end of the month to review "harder" questions. They might be good for thoughtful rumination prior to sleep. One might even have a dream with a good "solution"?

I'll be candid. I do not care for the questions, since they seem to all have the focus of what should "I" do. I would think "transcending" the "I" should be quite simple for those that are spiritually developed, without all the codified schtick. Just a little constructive criticism.

Enjoy!
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 07:57 pm
@Joe Nation,
Have you joined some 12-step program, Joe? That all sounds like just a more elaborate version of the principles espoused by Alcoholics Anonymous and similar organizations. All it is is daily self-examination and ready and honest admission of any shortcomings one might have.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 07:58 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
And pondering questions like that -- 20 of 'em!!! -- is a waste of a perfectly good Sunday, too.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 09:52 pm
@chai2,
That's a good answer. I like you, Chai. I liked you before your answer and I like you now.

Joe(Not that that matters)Nation
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 09:57 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
It doesn't take all that long....unless you don't know the answers.

When my kids were little bitty boys, I used to read to them at night before bed and, at the end, we'd talk. I'd tell them to think about the day that had just passed and to imagine what the day coming next would be like.
"How would you like tomorrow to be?"

They both have become excellent men in their own way.

So, maybe it only takes one question, once a day?

Joe(I know it's presently taking me longer to focus than before in my life)Nation
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 10:03 pm
@Joe Nation,
Running meditation is a pretty standard one.....I only know about walking ones, though.

Just google it.....many hits.
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neologist
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 11:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
I would spend a whole week just coming up with answers.
You and I could sit in the shade and poop a few whilst we consider the list. By the time we got to #10, we wouldn't care what the answers were. But we could agree to do it every Sunday.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 12:43 am
@neologist,
EEK, I meant pop a few!
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 12:51 am
@neologist,
I thought about mentioning that, and decided maybe nobody would notice.
saab
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 02:27 am
Every Sunday morning - sounds more like a lifetime work.
I stick with question 18 - What are my fears? – Consciously address your fears each week and slowly work on resolving them. It’s all about taking baby steps.
I`ll solve my fear by taking out a DVD and watch "What about Bob" and baby steps
Get out a DVD and watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lafu642uq8Q
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 02:48 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I thought about mentioning that, and decided maybe nobody would notice.
shoulda kept my mouth shut Embarrassed
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 06:10 am
@neologist,
you made me spill my coffee!!! Laughing
 

 
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