_Here is a simple exercise I just invented and am having great results with here in my office. I am choosing to listen with gratitude and appreciation. I hear the water running in the kitchen and am thankful for abundant, clean hot and cold water. I hear the clock ticking. I am feeling grateful for my old, round clock that works great decades after purchase. Underneath that, I am appreciating how I have changed over time and how much I have received in my time on this planet so far. I also hear the blowing of air through the vent and am very happy to have heat on this cool day. I am thankful also for the fresh air that comes in through the exchange system that some man brought to my attention years ago. I can't remember his name, and I am still benefiting from his wise suggestion.
You get the idea. Have fun listening for what is of value in your life.