Questions for the New Year!

Questions For The New Year:
By: Diane Lang
Questions For The New Year:

To change your life whether it’s New Years or just a day in the summer, you need to be fully aware of who you are, what’s working and not working? You need to be aware of what parts of your life you like and don’t like. What limitations have you set up? What beliefs you’re holding onto that are not serving you?

Take some time this January to evaluate your life and become aware of what you feel as you do this evaluation.

Look at your life in 2016 and ask yourself: “What worked?” “What didn’t?” “What emotional obstacles came up?” “What wall do you keep hitting?” “What belief system isn’t working for you?” “What people in your life are holding you back?”

What character traits do you need to work on to have the life you want? Such as strength, courage, confidence, vulnerability, risk taking, patience, persistence, etc.

What character traits do you have currently that hold you back? Example: perfection, control, fear, lack of communication, multi-tasker, etc.

The question to ask with every person, every situation: Is this person or situation making me want to be a better person?

Are you stuck living In you past? Holding on to your baggage?

Are you antipacting your future and causing more worry and fear? Are you afraid of the future so you live in avoidance or denial?

Do you ask for a miracle everyday? Are you looking for small miracles everyday? There is always a miracle happening. Are your eyes open to see them and your heart to feel them?

Are you addicted to fear? Social media? Food? Caffeine? Alcohol? Sugar? Shopping? Gambling? etc. What addictions are holding you back from being your personal best?

With every situation, do you ask yourself: “Am I doing the best I can? Am I being the best person I can be?”

Am I answering every question, making every choice/decision based on love or fear?

Am I taking daily risks? Am I feeling the mix of nervousness and excitement all in one by challenging myself, taking a risk, stepping outside of my comfort zone?

Am I in a state of complaining? Unhappiness? Victim mode? If so, it’s time to walk away from those states of minds? Time to shift your thinking.

Am I open to new possibilities and opportunities?

Am I open to others? Being vulnerable? Authentic?

Am I judgmental towards myself? If I am towards myself, I am towards others. Being judgmental only brings fear. It stops us from seeing the big picture.
It stops us from learning lessons which we need to stop patterns and beliefs that don’t work for us.

Take some time to answer these questions. Be honest.
Happy New Year!

About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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