Our family tries to eat dinner together most evenings. This has led to some rather random conversations with our preschooler. Sometimes she gabs nonstop and we have to remind her to eat. Other times, we get side-eye and she says, "I don't want to talk."
This week, in order to jumpstart the conversation, I asked her what her favorite thing of the day was. She said, "I don't know. What was your favorite thing?" Now, she often throws questions right back at us like this, but I paused this time. What was my favorite thing?
That day, my favorite thing happened to be working on some graphic design. I love my job so I really had to think about it. While I could answer, in this instance, what my favorite thing was, my brain went even further. Why don't we focus on doing our favorite things more?
This reminds me of Marie Kondo's "sparking joy" idea. I want to be able to say that most of my day was a favorite thing. I want that kind of satisfaction in my life. I think, from now on, I'm going to try to set my priorities by what is my favorite. That way, I can be productive while increasing my happiness.
Sure, there's always work we need to complete by necessity, but shouldn't we try to fill our days with favorite things?