On an inclement morning or a wintry afternoon, arrange to acquire a stack of retail catalogs. Lie down on the carpet, stomach pressed to the floor, legs stretched out behind you. Spread the catalogs out in front of you. As you leaf slowly through the pages, use a cheap ballpoint pen to circle, in rough, misshapen loops, anything in the catalogs that appears remotely appealing. From time to time, pause in your rampant circling and daydream about upcoming birthdays and holidays. Believe that what you circle you will receive. Circle at least seventy percent of the items in each catalog.