There is another, deeper, morphogenic level to the question. A kind of soul / wisdom enquiry that asks, is this still the right course, what would I rather instead. Am I the same person as I was when I set off on this course?
In Day Crafting, we’re emphasising the cadence of a day as a good rhythm for reviewing our work, energy and objectives. It can help to use different techniques as review questions that force us to think more objectively or creatively about the answers and bypass some of our too familiar, habitual responses.
A straight forward approach might be a simple review question you might ask yourself, how am I? We’re used to asking and answering that question fairly often and commonly resort to a short-hand, template answer, I’m fine. But our answer to the question changes if we play with emphasis, time or perspective.
If I ask myself: how I am honestly, I might pause and give myself permission to think more deeply.
If I ask myself: imagine a month has passed, how would I answer how I was looking back to today. Whatever my answer, it might wisely remind me that moods, emotions and even situations shift and change.
If I ask myself: how would my best friend (partner, favourite grandparent, wisest counsellor, supreme being etc) say I was, it would force a shift in perspective which would give me yet another answer.
Emphasis, time and perspective shifts in frame are all useful lateral thinking prompts.