I wanted to say thanks for the first exercise of the Will Mini-Course. Reading the instructions: "...if at any time you become aware of being distracted, just return to the exercise without any self-criticism."
I was able to notice when I was diverted or distracted without self-criticism. I put my attention back on what I wished to achieve. If sometimes I notice self-criticism, well, I notice that too and smile at my distraction and move on. It feels good to finally stop beating myself up. The mini-courses are priceless. Thank you! I am enjoying learning.