Since I write a lot of self-development PLR, I thought it might be fun to look at these conversation starters. I will go through
the list and add some of my answers. When you read this over, think about your life and how you can improve it. For fun and
to get it out there, pick a couple of these and answer them in the comments. You never know, you might get some great feedback.
Being Proactive in Life & Self-Care Habits Conversation Starters
- Do you tend to do more preparing or repairing during your day? In what way?
- What past, negative experiences tend to hold you back? Explain.
- Do you feel confident and in control of your future? Why or why not? (Much more than I did when I was young. I’ve spent the last 20 years constantly working on myself. I’m 63.)
- Do you have as much or more difficulty changing than peers do? How so & why?
- When you worry, what is it usually about? What helps you to stop worrying? (My projects failing. I try to stay STOP in my mind and switch to a positive gear.)
- What is your biggest obstacle to time-management? What have you tried and what will you try next?
- The last time you saw a need; did you just take care of it? Why or why not?
- Describe the last time you felt productive and ahead of the game. What actions or decisions enabled this level of productivity?
- Rate your level of proactivity from 1-5 with five being the best score. What 2 things can you do to be more proactive? (3.5. I still tend to put stuff off and I should have learned by now, that it always costs me more in the long run.)
- Do you tend to be more of a short-term thinker or a long-term thinker? Give examples and estimated frequency of each type.
- If you were a “busy” bee, which one of the 10 bee roles would you identify with most and why? How does this relate to your proactivity level?
- What motivates you to take immediate action on something rather than putting it off until “later”?
- In what particular area of your life do you want to be more proactive? How will you begin to initiate this change?
- Which of your strengths can you use to build up your proactive skills and how will you accomplish this?
- What five tips can you give to others to help them become more proactive rather than reactive?
- Which two of your needs have gone unfulfilled for a month or more? Why? What small step can you take in the next 6 hours to begin meeting each need?
- What were the last 5 compliments or comments you received that made you feel good? Why did each make you feel proud?
- What 3 hobbies/activities interest you most? What fascinates you about each one and why? (Bird watching, hiking and metal detecting. I always discover something new.)
- Do you usually have the same things “left” on your to-do list each day/week because you never “get around to them?” Why? What can you do to change this?
- What is your biggest challenge when trying to take better care of yourself? (I have fibromyalgia and arthritis. I still workout 5 times a week but the pain stops me from doing martial arts.)
- At what point do you “begrudgingly” make time to meet your needs? What usually has to happen for you to see and act on your need?
- How is your current self-value affecting your self-care? What one thing can you do to boost your self-value (self-love) today?
- What images and sounds seem to soothe, calm, and help you focus most? Why? (Music has always done that. I came from a troubled home and music was an escape for me, the same as reading.)
- What funny movies, comic strips, comedian audios, etc. always make you laugh? What do you recommend to others? Why? (Comedy clips of Robin Williams. His take on how golf was invented always makes me laugh.)
- In your life, which 2-4 people do you trust the most? Which of these influences your final decisions most often? Why?
- When procrastinating, who or what motivates you to act? How & why?
- What single, self-care practice seems to affect the most areas of your life? Which areas does it affect and how?
- Which self-care routines have worked best for you? How so?
- What 3-5 things have been the key to your self-care successes?
- What is your favorite way to document your “experiments” and successes? Why does this work best for you?
Okay it is your turn. Hope to see a few comments.
James W. Brown