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Self-Reflection Questions to Focus and Center Yourself

February 23, 2024 by PathForward

Positive Intentions Week 5

Where intention goes, energy flows! Positive Intentions is your 8-week plan to boost self-love, spiritual Zen, and energetic output. Check in each week for an uplifting task, act, or exercise (no sweating required) to clear your mind-space, sharpen your inner-focus, and create new rituals for self-betterment.

Focus On What You Can Control

Like traffic and weather, there are things we just can’t control in life. Human nature, the past, other people’s happiness, the list goes on and on. Getting caught up in the things you cannot control is turmoil to your inner-peace and, frankly, a complete waste of energy. The classic mantra “it is what it is” rolls off the tongue so nicely but is easier said than done, right? Let’s change that TODAYHere’s how to self-reflect. 

What’s bugging you? Grab a pen and some paper and make a list of what you can and cannot control. Self-reflection exercises provide a visual to help you prioritize and focus on what you can control and what you need to let go of. By answering these questions, you’ll create a list of self-reflection journal prompts to get your mind moving.  

6 Self-Reflection Questions


What unfinished business is hanging over your head? Write a brief outline of why this situation feels unresolved.


What aspects of this situation are you in control of? Make a list.


What aspects are out of your control? Make a list.


Be truthful with yourself. Which of the above things are taking over your thoughts and energy? Circle them.


Which of the things in your control could you spend more time focusing on? Circle them.


How can you start acting on the things you can control rather than the things you can't? Jot down your next steps.

After completion of this mindful exercise, take time to reflect on your answers. What can you let go of? And what will you move forward with? Remember, you can control self-reflection. 

Did you feel that?

Oh, that was just us, sending you good vibes. Next week, is all about being unapologetically you! Did you miss week 4 of Positive Intentions? Click here to go back.

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