I first heard about this idea from a CD by Matthew Kelly (from Lighthouse Catholic Media), titled: Our Lives Change When Our Habits Change.
Basically, he suggests that instead of complaining about what went wrong during Mass or why you couldn’t focus, bring a journal and take notes. Allow the Holy Spirit to move in and through you, and you’ll find that you learn a lot more than you think during Mass (even with the off-key singer or the screaming child … lol – even if it’s YOUR screaming child … )
Here’s a link to some printable pages to get you started (dated from now until the end of January): Mass Journal printables.
Or, you can order an “official” Mass Journal through Matthew Kelly’s website for free. I might suggest also, if you’re being serious about this, to get a super cute journal from Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, or the like. I’m always much more inspired to write if I have something I like to write in. (And, while you’re at it, bring your favorite pens!)
Start the change today.