Questions for Self-Reflection.

How to Get Through the Tough Times in Life?

Like it or not, difficult times, tough situations, stressful circumstances and scary obstacles are part of life.

In those tough times, we often start asking, “why me?”, “how will I ever get through this?”, or “what is wrong with me?”

While these are not necessarily bad questions, they usually disempower, paralyse and demotivate - which only make the situation even more difficult.

This is why it is important to ask yourself the right questions when you are going through tough times.

So... we've created a powerful tool to help you deal with any difficult situation, by actually asking you an empowering question designed for your situation, so you could reflect, learn, and take action to make the best of the situation.

How to Use this Self Reflection Tool:

  1. Phrase the difficult situation in a few words (e.g. loneliness, financial worries, bad health, broken marriage, lost faith...)
  2. Type these words into the text box below, and click the red button.
  3. Get an empowering question tailored to your situation.
  4. Reflect on the question.
  5. Share this tool with your network - you might help someone in need.

Type in Your Situation (e.g. losing my job, getting depressed, no purpose...):

Is the Story in My Head Right Now Absolutely True?

In a very real sense, the stories you tell yourself change what you see in front of you.
When you enter a challenging situation telling yourself a story about how life is, that tends to be what you see, even when there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.

While this approach works sometimes, other times your old stories and past experiences are completely irrelevant to the present moment, so they end up hurting you and those you love far more than they help.

So… Whenever you feel tension and drama building up inside you, try to bring more awareness to the story you’re telling yourself, and then consciously detach yourself from it.
Go deeper into reality.
Don’t just look at the surface.
Investigate. Observe without assuming.

Can you be absolutely certain the story is accurate?
Think about how you feel and behave when you tell yourself the story.
Then consider what else you might see (or experience) in the present moment if you removed the story from your mind.