How to Find Life Answers

How to Find Life Answers sounded a bit arrogant to me – but I’ve read some questions that can give ourselves some answers… or, at least, I hope so :)

Lemon earring - just one :) by Manoa. Silver bracelet, don't remember :)

Lemon earring – just one :) by Manoa. Silver bracelet, don’t remember :)

This is the 54th hairstyle (more here) :) Ponytail with a braid around it :) Retro series I Dream of Jeanie style :)

What’s your vision of life, of the future? Should we care about the past and future, or just live “now”, only enjoying the present? Simple questions, not everything we can ask ourselves, but a few questions, because sometimes we don’t know which path to follow and we may be unsure about our personal mission – or Ikigai, here :) Through some questions, we can access what we think of life in general, values, principles and beliefs. But wait – not everybody feels like it’s a demand to ask questions – some people achieved what they wanted for their lives and it’s great! But sometimes a life audit is cool!

If you want to find the answers, you have to ask some questions. Inside yourself, you know the answers. Remember, it’s never too late to change what we don’t consider right to ourselves! We can ask these question many times during our lives. Although there are questions below, to help pondering, always remember to be grateful to who you are and what you have achieved up to now! Questions:

1 – How are you managing your time? What gets most of your attention? Family, house, kids, yourself, personal relationships – husband, partner, friends, work… it tells what is being more important to you right now. And maybe, how to balance how you share your time from now on, if you feel you need to.
2 – Do I enjoy sharing time that way? (According to the above questions’ answers.) And if not, how can I change it? What are my goals right now?
3 – Am I doing anything to achieve my goals? How can I do it? Could I do anything in a different way? Would it be more pleasant? Would moving towards my goals make me happy, or am I just waiting for them to “come from heaven”?
4 – If I don’t like something, what would the consequences be, if I remove that from my life? (It can be work, friendship, moving to another city.)
5 – Would I start doing that “thing” now, if I knew it would be this way? (Again, a course, career, relationship, attitude… anything that is bothering or is important to you.)
6 – What am I most satisfied with, in my life, up to now? And what would I do, whom would I like to talk to or spend time with, if I had one day to live?
7 – Who is or was my major inspiration?
8 – What makes me happy doing, in general and professionally speaking?
9 – Did you have any life altering experiences till now? How did it change you?
10 – How can I feel happier and more fulfilled?


Weekend trips are really great, and I am seeing so many nice things! I love old buildings and museums, so I’m pretty glad I’ve been visiting new cities and their museums! I don’t want to show simply a casual outfit, but maybe I can show some pictures at places I liked lately :)

Embroidered shirt

Embroidered shirt that many people have now :) DMS Boutique. Vest/waistcoat, Amaro

Jeans, a DIY project

Jeans, Marfino, a DIY project – dyed, metallic fabric added.  Infinite ring, Zoppini Firenze

Blue nail art

Blue nail art with a flower and a butterfly. Glass ring, from a flea market

Mirror pendant detail

Mirror pendant necklace detail. Tank top underneath, Reiss

A beautiful place :)

A beautiful place :)

Patio view

Palace patio view

Striped bag, Reiss

Striped bag, Reiss

Velvet burgundy booties - many people have the same now

Velvet burgundy booties, Truffle – many people have the same now

It was so windy!

It was so windy!

I love pictures of old lamps!

I love pictures of old lamps!

Beautiful façade

Beautiful façade


Finishing Touch and Mood of the Week


Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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60 thoughts on “How to Find Life Answers

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Actually I read about it some weeks ago and put the thought aside. Then last week thought of re-assessing the topic… so, no, I never asked myself all these questions, maybe some of them once in a while, but I intend to do so now! Hope you have a great week!

  1. Liebste Denise, auch Dein 54. Haarstyle ist super schön. So wie Du und Dein cooler Look <3 Die Fragen sind sehr gut und beim Durchlesen ist mir aufgefallen, dass ich mir diese selber oft stelle. Und je nach dem, was ich darauf antworte, denke ich über mein Leben und die aktuelle Situation nach. Danke für diesen wichtigen Post, hoffentlich hattest Du ein wunderbares Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße, Rena

  2. Your title doesn’t sound arrogant at all Denise. You always share such great knowledge I really love visiting Denise’s Planet; I always learn something new. Loving the retro hairstyle, very very cute. I tend to check in with myself weekly with questions like these. I have a few different businesses I’m working on. So my attention gets pulled in 1001 different directions, and at the end of the day, I was left feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed. I’ve taken the time overt the last few weeks to clam myself down, create clear goals and tackle hem head on. There is still room for improvement, but I don’t feel so defeated at the end of the day. Another great post Denise. Have a great week.

  3. First of all, I love Jeannie and her ponytail!
    You are my inspiration! Your questions are very useful for me right now.
    I like your outfit and I think you are thinner.
    Your shoes always steal the show!
    Have a great week!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I will be travelling from today on, and next week I will get to your blog! In the meantime, again, thank you very much for the sweet comment!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I will be travelling from today on, and next week I will get to your blog! In the meantime, again, thank you very much for the sweet comment! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  4. Davvero interessante questo post, cara Denise!
    In realtà io credo che ormai, dopo le esperienze che ho fatto e le cose che ho imparato, ho una visione più o meno abbastanza definita della mia vita (non che escluda che possa cambiare in futuro comunque): io vivo nel presente ma non senza un’occhio al futuro e tenendo a mente gli insegnamenti del passato, possibilmente senza che questi mi condizionino troppo.
    Ho letto tutte le domande del test, e devo dire che mi sono meravigliata un pò che ci sia bisogno di un test del genere: insomma, io a quelle domande ho risposto nel momento stesso in cui mi sono trovata nella condizione che le fa nascere spontaneamente, e di conseguenza ho cambiato le cose, per quanto possibile, man mano che capitavano, cercando così di creare un’ambiente che mi sia sempre il più congeniale possibile.
    Però è anche vero che io sono una persona che agisce e reagisce subito, non ho molta pazienza e non amo stare troppo alungo in situazioni scomode senza avere uno scopo…magari una persona più tranquilla si adatta meglio e queste domande non se le pone; probabilmente dipende dal carattere, chissà!^^
    Quanto al tuo look, adoro la tua camicia ed i tuoi stivaletti!!!! Sei supercarina e sempre dolce, vivace e colorata!
    Ti auguro una bellissima settimana, baci!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I will be travelling from today on, and next week I will get to your blog! In the meantime, again, thank you very much for the sweet comment! And I wish you a nice weekend!

  5. What a brilliant quote.

    That was also an interesting idea of a life audit. I do think we often don’t make the time to ponder such questions and then only realize when it is too late what we should have spent more time doing.

    That is the reason I chose to focus this year on visiting friends and family. It is challenging financially and time wise, but the rewards are so great.

    Love your embroidered top with the vest. Super cute look! You look very happy.


  6. This is such a lovely post, Denise and I think one that all of us could benefit reading from. I feel one of the biggest problem with us is the fact that we usually know the answer to our life, problems, dilemma but we always live in some sort of denials and that’s what cause most of our problems.

  7. You found some really wise questions to share and I thank you for sharing them with us. I think that by asking the correct question, we can already get half of the work done. It is so important to know how to ask the right questions.

    Fabulous styling…I don’t see you in pants often…and as much as I’m a fan of dresses and skirts, I have to say that I really like this outfit…it is very elegant…and the vest is a great touch.

  8. Cara Denise,
    mi sono divertita molto con il test, anche se non ti nascondo che spesso mi sono fermata a riflettere. Io penso che il passato serva ad insegnarti e che le esperienze vissute vanno sempre tenute presenti.
    Tu sei bellissima con questo outfit e ti confesso che sono innamorata di questo gilet.
    Un bacione e buon inizio settimana
    Maggie Dallospedale

  9. I think it’s so important to take a step back and look at how you are spending your time! It’s a great question for happiness. I’ve been careful to spend more time relaxing recently and it’s really good for my mental health :)

  10. Me parece una muy buena idea hacerse ese tipo de preguntas a uno mismo, de pronto nos encontramos con respuestas que nos sorprendan o nos ayudan a encaminarnos mejor o mas acorde a lo que queremos en el futuro. Mientras las leia las iba contestando mentalmente yme fue muy util!
    Tu OOTD es perfecto para un dia en la ciudad. Me enamore de ese delicado collar con un espejo, y me rei un poco con las descripciones de la camisa y botas “Embroidered shirt that many people have now :) ” jaja eso fue gracioso! En el buen sentido, obvio! Es decir que senti que lo decias como con humor :)
    Que tengas una buena semana, amiga!

    • Hola, querida Deborah, muchas gracias por tus siempre dulces palabras! Sabes como son los blogs, muchas veces una competencia… asi que muchisimas veces se me paso asi, pongo una cierta ropa y algunas dicen “tengo igual” – a veces es simpatico, para decir “tuvimos el mismo gusto!” y me encanta saber eso. Pero una chica decia siempre “tengo eso hace 2 anios”. No seria problema, pero conozco la chica hace anios por el blog y se que era de una forma como comptecencia, ella es asi con todos. Asi que pense “esa camisa ahora esta muy de moda, ya he visto muchas veces en blogs, y las botas tambien, asi que ya dire – se que mucha gente la tiene :) ” Y si, fue de forma simpatica, espero :) Que linda eres, muchas gracias de nuevo por las siempre dulces palabras! Besotes!

  11. Hi Denise. Many of these questions that you offered to us are much individual and reserved for many people. For me for exemple, they are total reserved. I don’t like to comment with everybody about that things. However I think that I’m managing mine time satisfactorily. Well, All other issues are very intimate except the seventh. My major inspiration is myself. I hope you have a good week.

    • Hello, Alberto, thank you so much for your nice comment! The questions were not to answer here on my blog, they are much too personal, but only to be displayed here for people to think of them, if they wish. I am glad that you manage your time well, and thank you again for your nice comment!

  12. Hi Denise! I totally agree with you – it’s really hard to find out the life path, which is the correct one to follow. I really like your post – I find those answers as very individual and even though they seem easy, they’re really hard to answer. To be honest, I did answer to similar ones when I had time management’s class and it was hard task to realize what I actually want from life. What’s more, you’re right – we always should be grateful for things, which we already have and don’t take nothing for granted, because life can completely change for a day or so, so we should remember about that. Moreover, I love your outfit, you look so pretty in this embroidered shirt, dear, blue color suits to you. Btw, I adore your velvet shoes – personally I also have velvet boots and they’re unique, so I totally understand why you like yours so much 😀
    Thank you for your each comment on my blog, it means a lot to me, Denise!
    Have a lovely evening, dear friend :)

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I will be travelling from today on, and next week I will get to your blog! In the meantime, again, thank you very much for the sweet comment! It really meant a lot to me, sincerely!

  13. Tis very hard to find our life path, I agree! I think I waste a lot of time!
    You look very pretty in this. I adore your shirt- so pretty with the embroidery and I definitely love your Jeannie hairstyle!
    I hope you are well.xx

  14. This is such an interesting post Denise and the questions are ones that really need thinking about. I think sometimes we can get stuck in a rut and just go along with things but from time to time it is definitely important to look at our priorities in life and the direction we are going in. I hope you are having a lovely weekend :) x

    • Thank you so much for your lovely words, Hannah! Yes,I didn’t think that way, but now that you mentioned it,yes! It makes sense – not to just go along with the flow, but to establish priorities – thanks for that thought! I’m out of home, I have scheduled a post for Monday, though, and asap I will visit your blog again! Thank you once more for your nice words and I wish you a great weekend! Xxx

  15. I love your outfit, Denise! The vest is so cool with the stripes! Feel free to show as many “casual” outfits as you like! :) What beautiful photos too. And I really liked your questions too. They are all good things to contemplate. My husband and I try to discuss these things often to make sure we’re on the right track. :) Hope all is well!


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