She said you should ask yourself at the beginning of each day, "What do I really really want?" It can be something you want to accomplish that day or a long-term goal. She said if you don't focus on what you want, you're not going to get it.
The other thing she said was that at the end of the day, you should make a list of things that made you happy that day. Which would fit right into something my new therapist is nagging me about - focus on the positive instead of all the negative.
Things that made me happy on Friday:
- Watching Dr. Phil - he did an update about the deaf/blind toddler triplets. They're getting better because of the therapy he arranged for them and the mom's face is glowing with hope now.
- Reading Rosie O'Donnell's blog
- Working on my blog
Things that made me happy on Saturday:
- Sorting through the boxes of stuff my aunt and uncle gave me to sell at the flea market; it's fun to see what's there and I'll make a little extra money
- Listening to Pink's song, "Who Knew"
- Reading Perez Hilton's report that Britney's mom and sister are visiting her this weekend
Things that made me happy today:
- Sleeping and waking up feeling rested
- Watching "America's Most Smartest Model" and "Rock of Love"
- The acid reflux/upset stomach/irritable bowel problems I've had for the last week are gone
- I'm having an optimistic moment
Just so you know, it's harder than hell for me to write all those things without adding my usual snide comments.
The answer to the question, "What do I really really want?"
To get one of my novels published. Which means I'd better get busy writing.