5 Questions to Ask Yourself During the Month of Introspection
With all the spirituality that’s in the air, it’s important to take some time for yourself this Ramadan for introspection.
That rings especially true for students, who are going through a stage in their lives that can define their whole careers.
So this Ramadan, ask yourself these 5 questions:
1-Am I productive or just keeping myself busy?
Nowadays, it seems like there’s a competition for how many titles a person has in his/her Instagram bio.
While it’s encouraged to diversify your interests, make sure you’re not overwhelming yourself with too many projects, gigs, or hobbies. Only commit when you can truly add value, stay productive, and grow professionally.
2-What are my measures of success?
You think you have your eyes on the prize, but what is the prize for you?
Is it academic success, personal satisfaction, or a hybrid? There’s no wrong answer; you just have to set your own measures of success in order to achieve more.
And remember, as your career evolves, so must your measures of success.
3-Am I overthinking what’s beyond my control?
Overthinking is a natural human instinct. But, true growth lies in accepting that there are things in life that you can’t control, including your genes, traffic, and well, your past.
That’s not an invitation to just sit there and complain, though. Rather, it’s to focus more on what’s within your sphere of influence to leverage it for the best of your career.
4-Who can I trust to fall back on?
Your best day can’t be every day. So, take the chance to identify the people in your social circle that can uplift you when it’s not your best day.
5-Do I enjoy my own company?
Yet, no matter how social you are, the person you spend most of your time with is yourself.
So, normalize spending quality me-time from time to time. It takes effort, but learning how to enjoy your own company is a life-changing skill.