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What is your daily highlight?

One of the most meaningful lessons I’ve learned last year was to have one daily highlight. This concept is elaborated well in the bookMake Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.

“If someone asks you “What was the highlight of your day?” at the end of the day, what do you want your answer to be? When you look at your day, what activity, accomplishment, or moment do you want to savor? That’s your highlight.”

Basically you choose one highlight that would give you joy or a task that requires the most urgent attention, or a task that satisfies you the most. I love the idea of being proactive about how I spend my time. Yes, practicing the piano is a default activity that I make time for every day, yet I always choose one highlight of the day to give attention to that brings me joy.


Choosing a highlight makes you think about the priorities in your life, so you can choose to spend time and energy on what matters. Having a to-do list is simply a list of your work and having a goal is often too far in the future to see at present, but having one daily highlight helps the mind to be present and clear about where we want to be.

What about you?

What is your highlight of the day? When you reflect today, what would bring you the most joy or sense of accomplishment or satisfaction?

I hope this way of thinking will help and make you happier.


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