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Monday, January 2, 2012

PS - Redirecting to Gratitude & Listening

This is a quick lunch break post, so it doesn't count as time spent away from my goals in the previous post! :)

In 2011, I definitely did a better job of listening & being grateful. In 2012, I want to continue to improve.

Gratitude:
  • I have said before & will say again - it's hard to work in a hospital & not feel grateful. But that is largely a negative form of gratitude. As in, "I'm so glad I'm not sick, and my loved ones aren't either."
  • What I want to work on is a postive gratitude. I have much to be actively thankful for - as mentioned in my last post: a great husband, wonderful daughter & sweet dog.
    • I also have a great relationship with & lots of support from my parents - who, by the way, also provide a great example of a successful marriage!
    • I work in a great hospital, with a group of amazing professionals, who have turned out to be a wonderful group of friends as well.
    • I have extended family & friends all over the country, whom I get to see from time to time, and whom I love keeping up with otherwise!
  • This year I will start statements of gratitude with "I am" or "I have" rather than "I am not" or "I don't have".
Listening:
  • In my defense, I am very interesting. (Very). But this year, I want to do more listening than talking. With friends, family, and total strangers. I have gotten much better at asking questions of others. Yet, I still find myself considering my next statement while they're talking. I also tend to dominate conversations.
  • This year, I will listen more & talk less.
Thanks for listening. Happy New Year ... again. :)

1 comment:

  1. I should make this same goal as I often start with the negative gratitude. Happy New Year! And yes, you ARE very interesting!!

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