Do I count my blessings? – This is one of the most loved and helpful tips for my patients. The patients are supposed to write down daily the smallest possible positive things in their life on paper and read it every day before retiring to bed. They can keep on adding the things till the mind becomes vacant of negative aspects. Slowly but surely it helps us immensely to value the smallest things bestowed upon us by the Higher Power / nature / whatever you want to call it. Isn’t just the power to breathe supreme blessing?
How often I complain? – Under this category, patient needs to keep aside just a day and with mindful attention on that day, he / she is supposed to write the smallest instances when we utter complaining words. Right from “Still the sweeper has not arrived!! L” to “Why doesn’t the government take appropriate action?”… there are literally n number of instances when all of us create hormonal imbalances in our body by complaining about the things that are either not in our hand or without working to do something about it. We do not realize that these small instances of disapproval / disharmony / disgust are the pioneers of our future hypertensions, diabetes, strokes, heart diseases, so on and so forth. Therefore, this exercise done at regular intervals helps us realize the futility of such complaints and the way we should overcome this habit, at least for health purpose, if not for higher good.