“Changing Your Focus”: Day One – Make a List

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Welcome to the first day of my blog series “Changing Your Focus: Learning to Look at the World Through a Lens of Thankfulness”.  I’m so excited to share these simple exercises with you.  I hope you’ll check in over the next two weeks as I roll out 10 exercises to help you begin to look at the world through a lens of thankfulness.

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Willie Nelson

I’ve always been fond of making lists.  I love lists because they make me mentally dump everything I want to focus on onto a piece of paper, which allows me to see things much more clearly.  If I can reduce my issues to a list, I’m usually much more capable of accomplishing whatever is necessary.

Today’s exercise is to simply make a list of things for which you are thankful.  Give yourself a time limit of one or two minutes and write down everything you can think of, big or small.  Don’t overthink this.  Just write down whatever comes to you.  I’m a big fan of pen and paper, but you can create this list electronically if you choose.  However you do it, but sure to save it, because we will be supplementing the list and referring back to it over the coming weeks.

I was able to spend about 45 seconds writing a list before someone barged into my office.  Here’s what I came up with.list

Enjoy this process and don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for the next installment in this series.

5 thoughts on ““Changing Your Focus”: Day One – Make a List

  1. Pingback: “Changing Your Focus” Day Two – Who Is It? | Thank You Daily

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