I was taught this great daily exercise that maybe some of you have heard of before. You might even do it already.
The BAG exercise was not at all positive sounding. When I thought of bag, I immediately imagined a grocery bag, a tote bag, a bag lady…anything but something awe-inspiring and motivating.
Though once the exercise was explained to me and I understood the concept, as well as each letter’s meaning and purpose, I found it to be EXTREMELY inspiring!
The exercise, which should be done in the morning, to start (and eventually you want to get to twice a day, once before you get going in the morning and once at night before you go to bed, so you are always working on positive thoughts during the day and while you sleep) should be somewhat be executed quickly and easily, leaving you stress free, relaxed, positive and motivated!
Although, leave it to me to turn it into a complicated two day project. I was taking too long to find the answers to the questions being asked of me. I felt that like I needed to be elaborate, detailed and really reach for something.
All I had to do was keep it simple and answer instinctively to each letters meaning:
B. Which stands for Blessings, which was an easy one. Anything that I was grateful for that day is what I listed.
A. Which stands for Accomplishments, was a step up and took some more thought. Still, not too bad.
It took me a while to work through G. And I had to use pencil for the first week so that I could erase my to-do’s and replace them with real goals. But once I had that part down, I looked forward to using my B.A.G. each day, and it quickly began to work in the way that it was supposed to!
I would love for you to try B.A.G. or, if you do it already, share with me how you like it.
I wonder if like me, you will find it somewhat difficult at first to find accomplishments and goals.But, I hope that you will find the first letter in the bag, to be the easiest...
B, for Blessings. May it become your endless daily source of positive energy to get you through the really nasty moments of life J
Go ahead, start right now;) Don’t wait till the morning J