Sure, there are some situations in life that require extensive deliberation and reflection. Are you making a life-changing decision, or are you simply plagued with doubt, and overthinking yet again? There you go, rehashing that conversation with him and reliving that event with her that did not go too well.

Did that one mistake remind you of all the blunders and bad ideas that you generated in the past? Did you call your entire existence into question? Perhaps this time you can choose a fresh route away from self-loathing and self-flagellation.

Do you feel in control of your own emotions? When was the last time you said or did something without even giving it a second thought? Are you one more minor inconvenience away from losing your sanity? Are you keenly aware of how you treat yourself and your loved ones?

Would you like to deepen your connection with him? What do you think she fundamentally needs or wants? Indeed, we all have profound uncertainties and oftentimes do not feel solid at all. Most especially after that attempt to work out at the gym, eh? I decided to take a cardio class. I bent, lifted, twisted, and jumped up and down, and perspired for half an hour. But by the time I got my leggings on… the class was over.

Do you often feel like you should be more like everyone else? Do you suspect that you are “different” from most? Has it become a cause for shame or self-consciousness? Some of us spend our lives trying to make sense of ourselves. We often look inward and reflect upon our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

Are you up till all hours studying for an exam? Hey, I will not sleep until I find a cure for my insomnia. Are you working incessantly or trying to build your own brand? You hardly have a moment to breathe. Do you find this satisfying or enriching in any way? Do you even ask yourself that?