The purpose of this assignment is to help you be aware of the world around you and the world within you in an appreciative way. Please choose a 24 hour period in which to focus your attention in the following manner:
- Go about your regular daily activities and direct part of your external awareness towards what you experience as working well, no matter how small, as you go through your 24 hours from moment to moment; what gives you life, a sense of vitality and energy in various situations as you live your “regular” life in this 24 hour period. At the same time keep track of your inner dialogue, thoughts, feelings, fantasies, daydreams, etc. In that internal environment note the things that give life and energy to you no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.
- Keep a brief written log or diary that notes as many of these situations as possible and how you “felt the experience.” You’ll want to keep a notepad around with you for this.
- At the end of your 24 hours, read your log, reflect on your experience and write out, draw, or some way creatively express for yourself what emerged for you during these 24 hours of appreciatively directed experiencing and what you learned from your experiential log.
- Bring your log and your written reflections to our meeting.