I have a really, really good friend. One that patiently listens to my whining and occasional soirees into negativity. (She writes a great blog on marriage by the way that everyone should know about.) Anyway, Patty patiently listened to my whining the other day and suddenly I came up with, “I’m not enjoying my life.”
Wow! There it was, I said it and it was like the whole world opened up. Wow! Not enjoying my life. That’s shocking! What was there not to enjoy?
Just saying it made me look up and pay attention in a very detailed way as to what I was enjoying, and what I wasn’t. I was enjoying watching TV with my son. I was enjoying talking to my daughter on the phone and relishing the delicious thought of becoming a first time grandmother. I wasn’t enjoying working 24/7, often for very little payoff, often at work I didn’t enjoy.
So I spent the day after we hung up, and the next several days consciously noticing if I was or wasn’t enjoying something. If I wasn’t I found a way to not do it, or at least reduce the focus and time spent on it.
So after several days of this, I remembered the ‘Discover Your Dream Workbook‘ Barbara Sher had sent me as a thank you after I live streamed her Barbaras Club Launch.
And in the first few pages there was one of Barbara’s eye opening exercises in the first chapter, ‘My Ideal Life’, called ‘My Ideal Day’. It’s based on Barbara Sher’s first Bestselling Book wishcraft.com. (The digital copy is free and full of great ideas for figuring out your ideal life.)
I had a blast thinking about ‘my ideal day’. Got so excited about it actually, that I thought, wouldn’t it be great to get everybody together and have them compare notes on their ‘ideal day’
Hopefully in the next few days you can spend some time thinking about your ‘ideal day’. Then write it all down and get ready to join us and share it all here on this site in the near future. Check back for the date, time and call in details which will be posted here.
I can’t wait to share my ‘ideal day’ with you, and am eager to hear yours!
And if your looking for a bit more support and are near the Santa Barbara area check out our NEW Barbara Sher Success Team starting April 10th.