- Most people with whom I have contact are reporting social media activity in the morning hours.
- My gratitude journal was rather thinly populated as of late.
- I found myself needing a refreshed perspective regarding resources, and simply decided to ask others to help me inventory
- I wanted to feel good and wondered what it would be like to crowdsource it.
Interesting points in process
- I hesitated multiple times in posting the question to please generate a message with the intent to create some Goodness. It turns out one person assumed I was experiencing struggle or hardship. That was an interesting assumption.
- The [internal] argument was basically the voice, "What will others think?" Similar concern: "People will think you're not at the top of your game."
- The next day the post was populated by so much generosity I learned how much [emotionally and energetically] greater I can start each day; ingesting this positive feedback created an upwelling of highly energizing content that I drew from throughout the day.
- I populated my gratitude journal with all these wonderful comments, bulking it nicely.
- I recommend everyone ask others to say genuinely kind things about you or your character
- Small risk + unchecked internal dialogue = unnecessarily high levels of anxiety/hesitation
- Asking for help is awesome
- Be extremely thoughtful and protective of morning influences on rest of day. If you don't have charging rituals to begin each day, I do not recommend a screen-based morning. The power of this exercise really demonstrated and reinforced for me the importance of setting the day with intent, not agenda.
- I received some terrific responses from people from whom I haven't heard in years.