Self Evaluation - An Important Key to Your Happiness | The Happiness Bucket

Self Evaluation – A Key to Happiness

Take about 20 minutes to conduct a self evaluation by listing out what you see as being the good and the bad things about yourself. These are your own thoughts and beliefs, you don’t have to take anyone else’s opinions into account. This is a time to be honest with yourself and just free flow your thoughts. The purpose of this list is to be honest with yourself and to really find out how you feel about yourself.  We often want others to treat us a certain way, yet we don’t do that ourselves.  In fact, we are often our own worst and hardest critic.

The Review Process

Now that you have your list, I want you to review it.  Identify how many good things you have an how many “bad” things you have.  Then place them in priority order.  Determine of those things how you can improve, change, or resolve them.  The important thing for you to realize during this exercise is that you can only fix or change yourself…no one else can.

This will help you see if you are truly happy.  Are you reaching your fullest potential? Are you stuck on things that are superficial or in the grand scheme of things don’t really matter?

Your Next Steps

Self Evaluation - An Important Key to Your Happiness | The Happiness Bucket

You may come away from this exercise with some very defined goals that you can act upon. Some of you may come away with more questions than answers…that’s ok, that’s a part of self discovery. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.  If you need help, you know I’m here for you.  If you have your list and are ready to cook with grease, lets make something spectacular!  I have a number of resources that can help you get started here on the site.  I encourage you to explore and see what sticks out to you.  Whether you are focused on Space, Life, Soul or Business, I can help you find yourself and your purpose.

On the about page I mentioned how the concept of the happiness bucket came to be…the ladies in that story have all reached a different place in their lives that has made them happier more fulfilled individuals, but they first had to do a self evaluation. Now it’s your turn…don’t be scared, you can do it! Squeeze my virtual hand and take a leap of faith.

About Dana LaRieal Morales

Dana LaRieal Morales is the Founder of The Happiness Bucket where she coaches individuals and teams on having a better work-life balance. She is a Certified Project Manager, an Alum of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she earned her degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and she is also an Alum of Tennessee State University where she earned her Masters in Public Administration, She uses her vast organization, project management and process improvement experiences to help those around her be their best selves.

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