This thought kind of follows on from this one, where I question the reliability of asking yourself to think back to when you were at your happiest. While I still think it’s near impossible to answer this question – and indeed find your purpose in life – I do think there are some questions you can ask that will help you on your way. This … Continue reading Finding your purpose in life
I had an interesting conversation with a client recently. She was advocating the practice of sitting quietly and asking yourself to think back to when you were at your happiest. The idea is that when you find that moment, you should plan your life to go forward in that direction. While this is a nice idea in principle, I think it’s fundamentally flawed because we can’t reliably … Continue reading Why you don’t really know when you were at your happiest
Let’s just say it’s multi-purpose. Keeping a journal over a period of time is useful for reflection on how we behave. Reviewing a series of entries looking for recurring themes, common feelings, consistently helpful or problematic thoughts, ideas, and action-tendencies can reveal a lot about us, and provide input to a roadmap for modifying our behaviour. That’s one of the reasons for starting this blog. … Continue reading What’s this blog about?