A Pleasure List is a powerful resource that allows you to change your Attitude from misery, anger and displeasure to happiness in the amount of time it takes to have a new thought.

A Pleasure List is a simple list of the people, places, things and activities that when you think about them or do them your Attitude changes, your mood is transformed and happiness is yours.

Some of the items on my Pleasure List are:

· The sound of my grandchildren’s voices

· A walk on the beach

· A bubble bath

· Sunset over the water

· A walk in the woods

Here’s how I recently used my Pleasure List:

I was feeling frustrated and angry with myself for not sticking to eating healthy food and exercising regularly. I was annoyed that I was still dealing with my frustration about the weight I had to lose. This frustration was leading me directly to the kitchen where I began searching the fridge and cupboards for stuff to eat. I put a bag of popcorn into the microwave. As I waited for it to pop, I grabbed a spoon and opened the freezer, ready to take heaping spoonfuls of creamy chocolaty ice cream.

As I felt the cold pint of ice cream in my hand I heard myself say aloud, “What are you doing? This isn’t going to help you take off those extra pounds!”

I immediately took a deep breath, and thought, ‘I’m going to focus on my pleasure list.’ I imagined the sound of my grandsons’ 4 year old voice and the special way he says, Thank you – “Kank You.” My face burst into a smile. I put the ice cream back into the freezer. I turned off the microwave. I took an apple and left the kitchen, feeling good about the choice I made to support my commitment to love my body.

Create your own Pleasure List:

1. Make of List of the people and pets who bring a smile to your face when you think of them.

2. Make a List of the places that bring a smile to your face when you think of them.

3. Make a list of the things that bring a simile to your face when you think of them.

4. Make a list of the things you like to do that bring you pleasure.

5. Keep your completed Pleasure List handy – write it on Post-Its and place it on your bathroom mirror, fridge, car dashboard. . .

6. The next time you need to change your Attitude and are feeling low self-esteem, unhappy and are judging yourself and others harshly read your Pleasure List and focus your attention on imagining a particular item on the list or doing a specific activity on the list. Then enjoy your Attitude change.

For a Pleasure List Worksheet go to: http://www.self-esteem-experts.com/self-esteem-activities-pleasurelist.html

Author's Bio: 

First and foremost, Susyn Reeve & Joan Breiner have transformed their lives by using the tools and techniques presented on their website http://www.Self-Esteem-Experts.com.

They know that maintaining a positive attitude starts with making a conscious choice and then knowing what to do to shift your thinking.

The information, exercises, worksheets and Daily Inspirations on their site are designed to support you in developing and maintaining a positive attitude no matter what is going on in your life.

They have a wealth of experience starting with Masters Degrees in Counseling and Education and over 35 years of experience as Self Development & Training professionals. They have designed training curriculum, written books, taught in schools, universities, Fortune 500 corporations and have been featured on radio and TV.

Additionally, they are entrepreneurs. They co-founded www.CelebrateAHero.com. A website to help you celebrate the special people in your life by making personalized gift books. Great for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to honor someone for being special.

Susyn is the co-creator of www.WithForgiveness.com, a site offering the information, tools and resources to embody, express and experience unconditional love, compassion and kindness through the practice of forgiveness. She is also the author of Choose Peace & Happiness, The Gift of the Acorn and the co-author of The WITH Forgiveness Personal E-Workbook

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Joan Breiner, M.Ed. & Susyn Reeve, M.Ed., The Official Guides to Attitude