Asking yourself good motivating questions and then answering them can boost your productivity and increase your happiness according to studies conducted by psychologists in recent years.
That’s why I always ask and answer…
My Two Morning Motivating Questions
I got the idea for asking morning questions from an audio tape I checked out of the library back when I lived on Kaua’i in the late 1990s. (Author lost to the mists of time.)
I answer them as I’m taking the first sips of my morning coffee, often while I’m outside looking at the stars or the sunrise, and it only takes a minute or two to do. The answers really motivate me in all areas of my life and they help me focus on what I really need to do that day.
Here they are:
1. “What is Good About My Life?”
This question helps me focus on why I’m glad to be alive and it puts me in a good frame of mind.
Another version of this question I frequently use: “What am I grateful for?”
2. “What Are the Most Important Things I Need to Do Today?”
This question helps me focus on my main priorities for the day. My improved mental state from answering the first question motivates me to get going on what I really need to do.
Important Points about Motivating Morning Questions
I ask “What is good about my life?” first because it improves my mood. Then, when I ask myself “What are the most important things I need to do today?” I’m in a better frame of mind to both determine what needs to be done and to actually get those things done.
Do you ask yourself motivating questions? What are they? When do you ask them? How do they help you? Share with us!