Why You Should Evaluate Your Life Today

Why You Should Evaluate Your Life Today

Here at SuperheroYou, we believe that everybody has the potential to be a real-life superhero. That involves transforming yourself physically, mentally and spiritually – and using your newfound knowledge to make the world a better place. Our website is all about providing inspiration and training to help you do that.

The problem? Most of us are content with mediocrity. We continue to not exercise, eat junk and watch way too much TV instead of reading. We know we should go after our dreams and that we could be amazing…but because we’re lazy or overwhelmed or maybe intimidated, we don’t do what we know we should.

Sure, we get bursts of good intention, most notably in January and September. Lured by the promise of newness, we resolve to be better. To do better. But that momentum soon dies and we don’t care that much because, hey, there’s always next year.

But what if there isn’t? For obvious reasons, nobody likes to think about their own death. But doing so is an incredibly useful tool (if perhaps one that brings about momentary panic). Imagine for a second that you die tomorrow. What would people say about you? What would be the legacy you left in this world?

If you don’t like the answer, we urge you to participate in today’s holiday: Evaluate Your Life Day.

Why? Because in order to start superhero training, you need to get motivated. And nothing will do that by taking a long, hard look at where you are today.

This can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be; the only rule is that you must be honest with yourself. We recommend assessing yourself in the following areas by asking some of the sample questions. You can answer these in your head or write them down somewhere.

  • Career. Do you feel fulfilled by your job? Why or why not, and what steps are you taking to make it better? If you want a new job, what steps have you taken to find that? How are you improving your professional skills? Are you on the career path that you want to be on? Is there some secret project you want to undertake but haven’t yet?
  • Relationships. How are your relationships with your family, friends and romantic partner? What bothers you about them? Where do you see room for improvement – both by you and by others? Are you investing as much time as you like into each relationship? Do all of your relationships add positivity to your life?
  • Brain. How often do you use your brain? How are you improving your mental capacities? Are you doing crosswords, reading books, taking classes? Is your memory as sharp as you’d like it to be? What about your mental health? Are you happy? Do you know how to deal with stress? Have you ever thought about seeing a therapist?
  • Body. When was the last time you went to the gym? What do you normally eat? Do you have an exercise routine? How often do you stand up throughout the day? How’s your posture? Do you feel energized and alert each day, or are you struggling to get by?
  • Spirit. How are you taking care of yourself spiritually? Do you go to church? Do you meditate? When was the last time you volunteered? How much time do you spend in nature? Do you ever wrestle with the “big questions” – and do you have someone you can turn to when you do?
  • Other. What’s something you think you should do but haven’t done for whatever reason? Do you read the news? Are you following the presidential election? Do you feel creatively fulfilled – and if not, what do you miss? What causes are passionate to you and what are you doing about them?

Evaluating your life is scary because we don’t like the often-dramatic differences between how we are and the people we know we can be. That’s why we urge you to stop with the answers to these questions today. Chances are, as you go through the above list you’ll start thinking of all the ways you could be doing better. And that’s great! But trying to set out a completely new life plan will only intimidate you. So for now, just evaluate. Be honest. Sleep on the answers and let them sink in so you have a better chance of upholding this newfound momentum.

Tomorrow, you can start to change. But first things first: evaluate your life today.

Enjoyed this? Check out 50 Empowering Words You Should Be Using!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Here at SuperheroYou, we believe that everybody has the potential to be a real-life superhero. That involves transforming yourself physically, mentally and spiritually – and using your newfound knowledge to make the world a better place. Our website is all about providing inspiration and training to help you do that.

The problem? Most of us are content with mediocrity. We continue to not exercise, eat junk and watch way too much TV instead of reading. We know we should go after our dreams and that we could be amazing…but because we’re lazy or overwhelmed or maybe intimidated, we don’t do what we know we should.

Sure, we get bursts of good intention, most notably in January and September. Lured by the promise of newness, we resolve to be better. To do better. But that momentum soon dies and we don’t care that much because, hey, there’s always next year.

But what if there isn’t? For obvious reasons, nobody likes to think about their own death. But doing so is an incredibly useful tool (if perhaps one that brings about momentary panic). Imagine for a second that you die tomorrow. What would people say about you? What would be the legacy you left in this world?

If you don’t like the answer, we urge you to participate in today’s holiday: Evaluate Your Life Day.

Why? Because in order to start superhero training, you need to get motivated. And nothing will do that by taking a long, hard look at where you are today.

This can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be; the only rule is that you must be honest with yourself. We recommend assessing yourself in the following areas by asking some of the sample questions. You can answer these in your head or write them down somewhere.

  • Career. Do you feel fulfilled by your job? Why or why not, and what steps are you taking to make it better? If you want a new job, what steps have you taken to find that? How are you improving your professional skills? Are you on the career path that you want to be on? Is there some secret project you want to undertake but haven’t yet?
  • Relationships. How are your relationships with your family, friends and romantic partner? What bothers you about them? Where do you see room for improvement – both by you and by others? Are you investing as much time as you like into each relationship? Do all of your relationships add positivity to your life?
  • Brain. How often do you use your brain? How are you improving your mental capacities? Are you doing crosswords, reading books, taking classes? Is your memory as sharp as you’d like it to be? What about your mental health? Are you happy? Do you know how to deal with stress? Have you ever thought about seeing a therapist?
  • Body. When was the last time you went to the gym? What do you normally eat? Do you have an exercise routine? How often do you stand up throughout the day? How’s your posture? Do you feel energized and alert each day, or are you struggling to get by?
  • Spirit. How are you taking care of yourself spiritually? Do you go to church? Do you meditate? When was the last time you volunteered? How much time do you spend in nature? Do you ever wrestle with the “big questions” – and do you have someone you can turn to when you do?
  • Other. What’s something you think you should do but haven’t done for whatever reason? Do you read the news? Are you following the presidential election? Do you feel creatively fulfilled – and if not, what do you miss? What causes are passionate to you and what are you doing about them?

Evaluating your life is scary because we don’t like the often-dramatic differences between how we are and the people we know we can be. That’s why we urge you to stop with the answers to these questions today. Chances are, as you go through the above list you’ll start thinking of all the ways you could be doing better. And that’s great! But trying to set out a completely new life plan will only intimidate you. So for now, just evaluate. Be honest. Sleep on the answers and let them sink in so you have a better chance of upholding this newfound momentum.

Tomorrow, you can start to change. But first things first: evaluate your life today.

Enjoyed this? Check out 50 Empowering Words You Should Be Using!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

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