1. Where are you in your relationship(s)?
Which of your deepest needs are being met and which aren’t?
What forbidden thoughts and feelings are you not expressing? What are your fears?
What are you pretending to not see about your relationship(s).
2. Where are you in your work life?
If tough times have befallen you, try to go beyond your worry and despair and connect with a part of yourself that will help you make it through—a supportive inner parental or other figure, an inner warrior, or just faith in knowing that change can always happen.
3. Where are you in your inner life?
How are you doing with your demons and inner critics?
How can you improve your relationship to these problematic parts of yourself?
Don’t just let them beat you up; talk back to them—process them!
4. Where are you in your spirituality?
You don’t have to be religious or even explicitly spiritual—just have awareness of the meaning of your life.
Explore your relationship to your existence, life, death, etc.
5. Where are you in terms of giving to others?
No matter how tough life gets it’s never only about you.
Take stock of where you are in terms of giving to people and the world.
Take some time to explore and write your answers to these questions!