SCQ: A self-contemplative New Year's questionnaire for 2022
Looking forward and looking back. A self-contemplative questionnaire (SCQ) for the year 2022
Happy New Year! A New Year 2022; a symbolic calendar event that allows a pause for reflection. Where were we at this time last year? Have I grown? Can I improve?
The New year provides a perfect time to look inward and take inventory using actionable questions:· Am I laughing enough?
· Am I appreciating my health?
· Do I value the roof over my head?
· Am I valuing time with friends?
· Have I prized my moments with my family?
· Have I prevailed over any obstacles and difficulties this year?
· Have I been kind this year?
· Have I treated people with dignity?
The New calendar year provides the opportunity to take a pause, for taking the moment to being present in my life. Reflecting on open ended questions such as those I set for my year 2022 Self Contemplative Questionnaire, (SCQ) can serve as a catalyst for change, promote positive adjustments, and a good direction in one’s life.
A self-contemplative questionnaire should offer encouragement to uncover what ways you have grown. It should challenge you with new areas for development and keeps one on track as a responsible and evolved human being.
Try using some, or adopt all of the 8-point self- inventory questions I created for 2022.
HOW TO UNPACK THE SCQ
How To Approach the SCQ (Self-Contemplative Questionnaire/questions)
- Analyze (why)
SCQ THE SELF-CONTEMPLATIVE Example: first question, AM I LAUGHING ENOUGH?
- Reflect on if you are laughing at all…maybe it’s “yes”.
- Identify the moments that bring laughter and bring humor into your life
- Acknowledge this. Why? Because laughter is positive and you have positive moments in your life
- Assess: Can you do more of what it is that is making you laugh?
Why is it important to laugh? At very least, laughter reduces stress, uplifts one’s mood, can bring a sense of connectivity,…or any number positive things
Creating a set of SCQ (self-contemplative questionnaire) and going through the “contemplative process” of responding to your questioning approach, will lend itself to understanding yourself.
The SCQ process lends itself to a more evolved self, a more aware self, a conscious self.
The SCQ is a formidable tool for THE TRAINING TABLE: the introspection/self-contemplation pause is always is worth one’s while. I love creating my SCQ questions as much as I do answering them; both parts of the process are beneficial.
I coined the term a while back. Looking inward as a regular habit keeps one on a positive course and is an integral part of staying true to the Training Table principles.