Its checkpoint time. Time to review just what you have been doing the past 112 days. I recently did this at 20%, challenging you to see if you are living up to your planned expectations for the year.
Today I have another challenge for you and this one will benefit you daily – only if you abide to it and actually invest your time in applying it to your life.
A highlight is crucial to staying motivated and encouraged and identifying one is just as important.
It was just the other day I was chatting with one of my best friends and I asked them what was highlight of their day. They answered and continued to answer, listing out the highlights they had encountered throughout the day. This prompted me to think even further into this. Imagine if everyday we took the time to list out 5 highlights each day and everyday. Listing these, you could rank them, or keep them without rank. You could also try do this across the day and check in regularly to reflect on your highlights across the day. Meaning, why not identify highlights from your morning over lunch or similarly you could do the entire day or half the day in the evening over dinner. Whatever way you choose to do it make sure you do it and do 5.
The benefits of doing this, especially doing this daily will help you expand your mind and grow your appetite for happiness, positivity, optimism and also an encouraging heart. You will also learn to appreciate the little things more than you would have ever thought, you will also begin to identify the important things within your life and that you value most, even if it is subconsciously.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ― Charles Dickens
So what were my 5 highlights for yesterday (Day #111):
- Watching the sunrise peak from behind the horizon.
- Morning walk through the city breeze, watching Melbourne come to life.
- Going for coffee and sharing chit chat and stories with a friend.
- Encouraging others to aspire further
- Late night run in the peace of the bright night
All these things were in the moment and were not entirely planned until the moment they were to occur. The fact is, each day will have ups and downs but you can make the most of any day, if you are willing to look for the best. If you are struggling to find excitement and happiness through the day, this challenge is perfect for you.
Remember identify 5 things, which you can identify as a highlight. Do it at the end of the day, or staggered across the day.
Most of all, if you would like to share your highlights, then leave a comment!