The Importance Of Taking Stock Of Yourself

In the infamous words of Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Sometimes we’re too busy just living life to take stock of ourselves. We sometimes forget to think about whether we’re moving in the direction we want to go, and whether we’re taking the right steps to get there.

I’ve started thinking about this lately. About how this year I turn twenty-eight(!), and what twenty-eight(!) year old me is going to be like. Will I be the same as I am now, or will I have developed into a different version of myself that wants and needs different things to present me?

What does present me want, anyway? I need to take stock of that so that I know that when twenty-seven year old me becomes twenty-eight(!) year old me, I’ll know I’m in a good place – even if what I want from life changes.

So, how do you take stock of yourself exactly? I’m going to tackle it by thinking about these questions…

Where am I?

Not literally, of course. But mentally. Where’s my head at? If it’s not in the right place, then how do I get it there?

I like to think I’m taking active steps on this by going to my private therapy sessions. Like I said before, I didn’t start going for one particular reason, but just to empty my head of all the things that swirl around it. I can already tell this is going to help answer the question of where I am at.

Who am I?

What are my good (and bad) traits? Do I need to work on them? If so, how do I go about it?

I never gave it much thought before, but I’m starting to see some of my more “sensitive” traits as assets. I care, and I’d much rather care and be partial to the occasional cry than not care at all.

What do I want?

Are all the key things in my life how I want them to be? If not, what can I do to change this?

This is a tough one because sometimes I’m happy with what I have, other times my head is filled with other ambitions. I need to pin these down.

Why do I want it?

What are the reasons for wanting what I don’t have already? Are they the right reasons, or do I just think they are?

I’m not prone to thinking about the reasons I want something to change, or adapt in my life. I usually just think that it’s the right thing to want.

How do I get what I want?

What steps do I need to take to get me where I want to be? Most importantly, how do I start?

I think typing up and hitting publish on this post is a pretty good way to start, because it makes me accountable. Watch this space!

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