Asking yourself the right questions is the beginning of making positive change in your life.

by | April 27, 2021

Asking yourself the right questions is the beginning of making positive change in your life
Asking yourself the right questions is the beginning of making positive change in your life.

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!

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist, musician, podcaster, author, and educator. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Your Problem Is Your Teacher, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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