Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Highest High

Last month, OWN replayed an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love.  In the middle of the show, she began speaking about how she records her happiest moment of each day and writes it in her journal.

Since the first day of the new year, I have been writing what I like to call my Highest High in my journal.  Every day right before I go to sleep, I pick my Highest High and write about it, going into every detail I can before I close my eyes.  It's a great way to end on a high note.  (See what I did there?  Ha!)

It's so cool to go back and reread all of your highs.  It is truly a reminder of all of the wonderful moments in your life for which to be grateful.  I highly recommend reading it after a rough day.  I guarantee that it will boost your mood instantly.

It's also great to look at patterns.  Find your common highs.  By doing so, you can see what really brings you joy and make an effort to do more of those things.  

Looking through what I've written, I find that spending time with my nephew lights up my world.  Being around him for any stretch of time makes me so... high!  lol  The other thing that I find that shows up often is connecting with others, whether it is a kind gesture from a stranger, deep and meaningful conversation with a good friend, sharing a bit of laughter with co-workers, or reading a thoughtful comment here.  Connection, genuine connection, truly pushes all of the right buttons for me.

Lights. Camera. Action.
I pose this challenge to you.  Every night for the next month, I challenge you to write what your Highest High of the day or your happiest moment in a journal.

We can all start right now.  So far, what has been your highest high today?  If you don't have one just yet, share yesterday's highest high.

As always, your comments are meaningful and helpful to others in the community.  I look forward to connecting.  :-)

Photo credit lurve: Photo by Hamed Saber


  1. I am doing something similar this year with my Joy Jar. I write on a piece of paper the things that bring me joy. Both big and small things. It is cool watching the Jar fill up. A visual representation of all the good in my life. At the end of the year I will open the jar and read them all reflecting on how Joyful my year has been.

  2. For today, it is this post, which reminds me that no matter how crummy a day might be, there is something in it that brings a song to a soul - you just have to think!