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Week 39 – A Fun Exercise: Making a 10/10/10 list


On October 13th and 14th, join me, Hay House publisher Reid Tracy, and author Lisa Fugard for a two-day workshop packed with information about writing a book and getting published whether through self-publishing or using a traditional publisher.  You can learn more here.

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Topic of the Week

A Fun Exercise

In October of 2010, on the 10th day of the month, I sat down and made a spontaneous list of ten things to say yes to, ten things to say no to, and ten things that contribute to a great life.  It was a fun exercise and when I came across that newsletter this afternoon, I decided to do it again.  It’s a spontaneous, intuitive way to figure out what you need to be happy right now.

If you do it, too, you might be surprised by what you learn about yourself.  The trick is to do it quickly, writing from your heart instead of your head, putting down the first things that come to mind.  Here’s what I wrote:

Ten things to say yes to:

Down time at home


Any offer of help

Dinner with close friends

A hot bath

Taking more space than I think I need to make decisions


Walks at the beach

Sitting on the deck watching the clouds go by

Lifting weights and moving my body

Ten things to say no to:

Social events that require chit chat


Appointments in the morning


Doing anything I don’t really want to do

Unkind thoughts about myself

Guilt about not taking care of the needs of others

Pushing myself to do “just one more thing”

Watching or reading depressing news

Overriding my feelings

Ten things that will make my life better:

Green juice every day

Sleeping late

Waking up without an alarm clock

Going to bed early

Time with the girls

A foot massage

Long walks in nature

Lots of time and space around appointments

Keeping a list of things that make me happy

Smiling at my reflection

Now it’s your turn.  Don’t over think this exercise.  Just make three lists of ten and see what you discover about yourself!

Take Action Challenge

Take ten minutes and do your own 10/10/10 list now  .

This week’s video is filled with magic.  You can view it here.  Thanks, Kelly!


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