30 Questions to Improve Your Self-Awareness

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Often times we find ourselves going through the motions without thinking about our actions or our purpose. We lose sight of who we are and we owe it to ourselves to refocus. Self-awareness often occurs at the start of a new year, but it’s also important to take the time to realign throughout the year. We need to remember to slow down and live authentically. When we have a strong sense of self, we can navigate through life with intentionality and meaning.

  1. What is your greatest accomplishment?

  2. What are your short-term goals?

  3. What are your long-term goals?

  4. What is your action plan to achieve your goals?

  5. What do you want your life to look like three years from now? Five years? Ten years?

  6. What are your strengths?

  7. What can you do really well?

  8. What are your weaknesses?

  9. How can you improve?

  10. What aspects of your job do you like?

  11. What aspects of your job do you dislike?

  12. What can you do for a long period of time without getting bored?

  13. If you had no financial obligations, what job would you most desire?

  14. Are you a morning person or a night person?

  15. What time of day do you do your best work?

  16. How can you align your routine to better suit you?

  17. Once you have children, which of your existing habits would you like to see your children adopt? Which would you not like them to adopt?

  18. What does your ideal day look like?

  19. What activities make you happy?

  20. What daily or weekly tasks do you most look forward to?

  21. What do you value? What are your beliefs?

  22. What would you do if you knew you would not fail?

  23. What are you grateful for?

  24. What fuels your fire?

  25. How would you describe yourself?

  26. How would others describe you?

  27. What scares you?

  28. If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your biggest regret?

  29. What can you do right now to make sure that doesn’t happen?

  30. What advice would you give yourself three years ago? Five years ago?


This post was originally written for and published by Elana Lyn. Elana Lyn is a professional and personal development resource that provides millennial women with actionable job search, career, lifestyle, and wellness advice. To learn more about Elana Lyn, visit www.elanalyn.com.