How Happy Are You? – Questions to Ask Yourself

A desire to be happy is something that almost everyone has in common. But it is not always easy to create happiness, nor to decide whether you are happy once you feel you should be in this particular state of mind. Every life will have ups and downs, and so it is helpful if we have a gauge by which to judge whether we have achieved happiness or not.

Do I Wake Up Excited about the Day?

This is a tell-tale sign about your inner happiness. Do you wake up each morning ready to face the day, or do you feel anxious and fearful? It is difficult to be happy if you are starting off each morning in a negative way.

Do I Look Forward to My Main Occupation?

Whether you are working, attending school, or doing something else… you should feel a sense of anticipation when you think about being there. There are certain things we must do, like pay the rent, so your decision to work may not be an option. You do, however, have an option as to where you work. If you don’t like it, change it.

Do I Enjoy the People I Spend Most of My Time With?

The people you spend the majority of your time with are the people who will have the greatest influence on you. If they are bitter, discouraging and lack motivation, chances are that you eventually will become the same type of person. If your friends are not uplifting, find new ones. Spend your extra time with those who will cause your life to be more joyful, and will help you create positive memories that will bring long-term happiness.

Do I Like Who I Am?

A key component of happiness is liking and loving yourself for who you are. If you don’t, then you need to figure out why. Make necessary changes, and then choose to love yourself despite your flaws.

Do I Dread or Look Forward to My Future?

Happiness includes feeling confident and secure about your future. We live in uncertain times, but that doesn’t mean that we have to live every day in fear. Grow your confidence in small ways, and consider counselling if you feel more than occasional stress when you think about the future ahead.

Do I Know My Life Purpose?

Everyone has a life purpose. There is something about you that makes you a unique gift to the world. If you have not discovered this about yourself yet, your self-esteem will suffer, as will your happiness. There are many questionnaires and books dedicated to discovering your life purpose. Consider investing your time to learn more and find what makes you feel most fulfilled in life.

Being happy is not a frivolous desire. It is important to know how you are wired and what it takes to be happy with yourself and your life. By asking yourself these questions and then taking a moment to think about your answers, you will be well on your way to a life of true happiness.


  1. June 9, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    Certainly a thought provoking post, it has made me think. On the whole yes I am very happy it is just a few little niggles that need to be sorted and I can stop worrying about those and be happy

  2. June 9, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    These are brilliant! What a great way to establish how we really feel. I am a huge advocate of happiness and how we can achieve it so I love this idea. I will be taking some time to reflect on my own answers.

    Thank you for sharing x

  3. Jennifer
    June 9, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    For a lot of these questions, I’m neither dreading nor particularly looking forward to things. Makes me feel like an emotionless robot

  4. June 9, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    This is very thought-provoking and is definitely something I need to get better at when I get time 🙂

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    June 10, 2020 / 10:57 am

    This post made me stop and think about life and about myself. To be honest, there are days that I dread waking up – seeing the pile of laundry, the errands I have to do, the depressing news on TV… Ugh. I will have to ask myself these questions you have listed. I know I am happy with my life, but really, there are some days that I don’t feel that way.

  6. June 10, 2020 / 1:09 pm

    This has made me think a lot. I must admit I need to ask myself these questions more often as I know that the answers aren’t always what I would want them to be.

  7. June 10, 2020 / 8:53 pm

    Such a reassuring read, even in hard times like now, even if I feel down some days, answering these questions tells me it’s temporary and I’m ok.

  8. June 10, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    These are some great questions to ask yourself, sometimes it can be so hard to reach your full happiness, but hopefully we might find we are happier in some areas than we realise.

  9. Niraj Shah
    June 10, 2020 / 10:03 pm

    Wonderful post. I really liked the question on what your life purpose is, as this is a question that is very important but certainly requires thought! Furthermore the question on whether you enjoy waking up every day is relatable as well, I start a graduate job this September and i hope ill enjoy getting out of bed to start work!

  10. Melanie williams
    June 11, 2020 / 10:35 am

    What a question and one that needs some real reflection. Happiness is changeable and peoples feelings and mood can change depending on what is happening within their life x

  11. June 11, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    These are some great questions to ask yourself to understand where you are with your own internal happiness. By knowing the answers it can help you navigate any blips and days where you feel down.

  12. June 12, 2020 / 9:55 am

    This is brilliant, it’s super important to ask yourself these questions and work daily on making yourself more happy 🙂

  13. June 14, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    A very interesting post with lots of questions that we need to think about . I have never thought to think this through but I need to assess this and do something about it .

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