15 Things a Day.
A Mind Exercise by Sagar Sonker.
As soon as we wake up in the morning, the first few things we want in our hands are a cup of Tea, a Newspaper / News Channel, loud Music, Facebook, or WhatsApp - to see what's going on in the world. Majority of the humans today cannot begin the day without these. The absence of any of these makes them feel uncomfortable.
In our yesteryears, we prayed to God after waking up or spoke with our family members.
The problem with beginning the day with looking at what's happening in the world is that we end up consuming a lot of things that are against what we want in our lives. Our beliefs get polluted, our will-power gets depleted. Our ability to innovate and create fades away and we live what we watch others around us live. Our focus in life naturally shifts more towards the unwanted.
Think about it - if you want more money into your life, the truth is that you can get as much as you want, but if (instead of believing the truth) you read or hear daily that life is difficult and it is very difficult to survive in today's world, why would you even try in moving towards the money that is in store for you?
I'm sure you've read the above line in the law of attraction section. So, why not feed the mind with the Wanted? Why not focus on things, more of which you want first?
This is one of the best Mind Exercises for that. Even if it appears childish, with practice, you will see how your energy level changes. Do it as FUN, and you will not even know when the Universe will surprisingly deliver to you all that you desire. I highly recommend this one.
All that you have to do is make a list of 15 things, as described below:
01. FIVE Things I HAVE / I am grateful for
Many people maintain Gratitude Journals in which they regularly write things (from the minutest to the biggest) in their lives they are grateful for. Excellent if you can do it too (because whenever you write with your own hands and a pen [not type on a computer / mobile], you are more connected to yourself and your feelings)! However, since lives are getting busier (which is just an excuse, anyway), one may find this burdensome more than an enjoyable exercise. Here's an easier alternative:
→ As soon as you wake up, while doing your morning chores, in your own mind (or better still - you may speak it out loud), enlist five things you are grateful for. They could be anything materialistic, or something about your overall life. Five are really enough, you don't need to stress yourself too much about it.
→ Tell yourself WHY you are grateful to them. Do it detailed enough that you spend at least five minutes doing this.
This is a short version of Gratitude that is explained in another section. Note that these are the things you already have in your life. Each day, try to come up with a new list. If you're reminded of a sixth one, keep it pending for the next day.
02. FIVE Things I would like to have
→ Then make a list of five things you would like to have in your life. Again, they could be anything. You are free to choose anything that you really want.
Let it be realistic for yourself though. You can get a private airplane or a trillion dollars too, if you ask for it and pursue it, however, if that is something YOU don't want, it needn't be in your list. Whether you can get it or not is not the question, the question is whether YOU want it or not.
→ You may repeat the topic, but not the actual thing. For example, one day, you may ask for a baby. The second day, don't repeat the same, but you may say, "I love the idea of buying a pram".
Note that these are the things you presently don't have in your life, but you would love to have them. Each day, try to come up with a new list. If you're reminded of a sixth one, keep it pending for the next day. Do NOT justify them, because we are habituated to going into a negative mode while talking about the things we don't have.
03. FIVE Things I LIKE
→ Go to one of your closest family members (or anyone who is willing to share this with you) and ask them five things they like, or like doing or having. Going to someone else for this one is really optional (although it will help them too), and involve them only if they're 100% willing to do it. If not, do it alone.
→ Once they are done, you tell them five things you like, or like doing or having.
Note that these are the things you already have in your life. Each day, try to come up with a new list. If you're reminded of a sixth one, keep it pending for the next day.
Here, you create 15.
Like I said, you can write these down in a book too, but feeling it, believing in it is more important than writing. Writing is only a method. Even if you can speak it out to yourself in the mirror (while making-up or shaving), it works.
Be aware of the precautions before you pick up a Mind Exercise to practice.