Try this. Remain still, close your eyes and concentrate on the 20 items you performed brilliantly yesterday. Big tasks, little tasks, – any task. Here is the important part; the tasks need to be solely for you. Not for your significant other, or child or parent, you need to focus only on you.
I love this assignment. Truth be told there are not 20 tasks that I do on a daily basis that are only for me. So let us focus on what I did brilliantly over the past week and how I rewarded myself.
Brilliant Task: Play with my new Wii Fit that I received for my birthday. I used my Wii Fit for 58 minutes. I am happy to report that my Wii Fit age is 31! Whoo Whee!
Reward: I need to relax after working out, so that evening I decided that we needed to go out for dinner and watch a movie.
Brilliant Task: I purchased two new books. 1. Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman and 2. Twilight Director’s Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke.
Reward: Over the course of the next few weeks I can enjoy my books at my leisure.
Shortcovers, provides wonderfully written excerpts from current fiction and non-fiction titles. I am able to receive insight into what could be my next favourite book.
Cooking Mama, a game that washes away all of my stress and allows me to spend a few minutes laughing and playing a game that focuses on the joy of cooking.
Today I realized the rationale of the exercise. The focus was not on the 20 items, but rather to shift my focus on me and what brought me joy through my week.