This article originally appeared in Psychology Today.

"Curiosity is a superpower," said Brené Brown, best-selling author and University of Houston research professor, during a podcast interview. She went on to explain that curiosity keeps us learning, keeps us asking questions, and prompts us to become more self-aware.

When you pose certain questions—such as "What will bring me positivity today?"—you are inviting an inquiry that will provoke you to explore the intentions, behaviors, and attitudes that ultimately shape the choices we make every moment of every day. Just think—what would it feel like to pause every morning upon waking up to ask, “What will I do to nurture myself today?” Or, before picking up the phone to call a challenging relative or colleague, to ask, “How will I bring calm and understanding to this conversation?”