I try to ask myself important questions. It is in the act of asking, and exploring through inquiry, that I can identify and self-correct in areas that need improvement.
What I mean by important are:
- Relating to pressing, repeated themes in my life that continue to be the source of anxiety, stress, or disorder.
- Value-centric inquiries, like: Is this important to me? What is the cost to spending my time this way? What else could I be doing instead, to live up to my values?
If I don't ask myself important questions, then I often find that the direction I am headed is not intentional nor deliberate. It's a sure way to get lost.