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...):

Why Do I Feel Triggered by this Situation?

Start by asking yourself a broad question to assess the current situation.

Why do you feel the way you do about this situation?

This question allows you to take a short pause to examine why you feel the way you do about this difficult situation.

Asking “why” is powerful because it forces you to consider your own feelings and emotions more closely. S

ometimes, you may not even be fully aware that you are feeling stressed, angry, or threatened by a particular situation.

Take the time to recognise those feelings and ask yourself why you are feeling them.