An exercise that I gave my storytelling class last week that I've been doing for two weeks now and loving:
At the end of every day, ask yourself:
If you had a tell a story based upon the events of today, what would that story be?
Every day doesn't have a great story to tell, but more do than you might expect. As one workshop student said, "This made me realize that every day isn't just like the last. I feel more important now. Like my life really matters."
Life is more interesting and more indelible when viewed through the lens of story.