Challenge Your Mind

Hi, friends!

Something I forgot to mention in my past blog post, The Girl Behind the Blog,” was that I like answering and asking thought-provoking questions. It helps to refresh my mind and exercise my critical thinking skills.

I sometimes use thought-provoking questions that I found online or have been asked in the past as journal prompts. Some are silly and funny and others are deep and heart-wrenching, but what I love about all of them is that they really make me think. As I’ve answered some of the questions in my journal, it makes me realize things I’ve never said out loud or even thought about before.

We get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget to take a break and reflect. I want to start sharing some of my answers to thought-provoking questions with all of you (and possibly turn this into a new series…) in hopes to get your minds to think about things other than what you think about everyday.

If your life was a movie, what would the title be?
“The Beauty of Finding the Light”
This was a tough one. When seeing movie titles, I like to pick out the ones that make me want to see the movie and know more about why they chose that specific title. My journey has been filled with my experiences of trying to find the light, regardless of the darkness. In doing so, I’ve learned so many things about myself and others.

What if the only way to add to your life was to subtract from it? What would be the first 1-2 things that you would remove?
The first thing I would remove from my life would be toxic people. Toxic people and toxic relationships give me unnecessary stress that affect other aspects of my life. Next, I would remove my negative thoughts. Not all of them, because I believe having some negative thoughts here and there helps to keep myself in check, but sometimes mind is bombarded with so many negative thoughts. I want to be able to remove them and replace them with more positivity.

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
I am my own worst enemy. I say and think things to myself that I would never say to anyone else, especially those I love and care for. I constantly put myself down, tell myself that I’m not worth it, and that I can’t do anything right. If I had a friend who spoke to me the way I do to myself, I wouldn’t keep them in my life after I realize how they’re treating me.
This question made me realize so much. I don’t take this type of negativity from anyone… but myself. I need to start treating myself how I treat others.

What are some thought-provoking questions that you’ve been asked?
Did your answers change your perspective, or even change the way you live your life?
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I really liked writing and sharing this post with you. If you have any thought-provoking questions that you want me to answer in future blog posts, please submit them here.

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