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Discovering the (Sometimes Difficult) Truth Within You

This weekend I shared a variety of not-so-simple questions we can ask ourselves. Because sometimes in order to delve deeper, in order to build beautiful, meaningful lives, we need to explore potentially difficult topics. We need to ask ourselves some tough questions, and we need to tell ourselves the truth.

As such, below, you’ll find other questions you can consider to discover the truth within you.

  • What are you anxious about?
  • How are you feeling?
  • What have you been afraid to admit to yourself?
  • What do you still need to grieve?
  • What’s making you uncomfortable but you know you need to do?
  • What do you think is slipping away from you?
  • What would happen if you put down your phone, or put away the wine?
  • What would happen if you stopped dieting?
  • What are you afraid of?
  • What words are you afraid to say out loud?
  • What is a dream you’re not pursuing because you think it’s impossible?
  • What emotion do you need to process because you’ve been pretending it doesn’t exist?
  • When you look through your Instagram or Facebook, are there pictures where you’re faking? Faking happiness, or joy, or calm, or presence? Why?
  • When have you struggled to breathe? Are you struggling right now?
  • What do you need to forgive yourself for?
  • What stubborn belief are you clinging to that’s not serving or supporting you, and needs to be revised?
  • What do you feel alone about? (Thankfully, you’re not.)
  • What is written on your heart?

Maybe you can even make a routine of responding to these questions. Pick a question or two to explore in your journal every night or every week. Maybe even talk it over with a loved one. For instance, maybe you make it a ritual to share something vulnerable with your spouse.

After all, this is how we reconnect with others. This is how we reconnect with ourselves.

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Discovering the (Sometimes Difficult) Truth Within You

Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.

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Tartakovsky, M. (2019). Discovering the (Sometimes Difficult) Truth Within You. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 10, 2020, from


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