Signs are everywhere if we are mindful enough to see them.
-That heartburn from the extra piece of cake.
-Talking about politics always puts you in a sour mood.
-Anything your father says upsets you.
-the smell of fresh pine or rosemary lifts your mood instantly.
-Rosemary makes you sick.
-You always cut off the same person when they try to tell a story.
-You always tell a story.
-Your pillow makes you wake up with a sore neck.
-The red light on your car dashboard.
-Fuzzy blankets make you feel safe.
-A recent song made you smile, cry, or both.
-You had to replay a great portion of a podcast over and over.
-You cry at every birth scene in a movie.
-Seeing a person who suffering makes your knees ache.
Notice these are all signs of things that need attention. Some highlight positive experiences. Others like the dash-light on your car point to things unseen that need attention. Things that have gone wrong.
Just recognizing these creates change. We get to be the scientist and our own lives are the subject. We can go after the little tweaks that make our days (and nights) better. We can amplify the things that make life great. Look up life hacking on google and you will see a whole culture that is dedicated to this.