At CrossFit Mountain Island, we have a weekly routine in our private facebook page for our members. Every Friday we create a thread called “bright spots” and encourage our members to talk about what went right for them that week. It could be related to wins at home, in the gym, at work or just in life.
Why is this important? Because sometimes life is overwhelming. Sometimes we have a lot on our plate and feel overwhelmed with all of the responsibilities barreling down the pipeline at us 24/7. If you’re anything like me (and I’m betting you are), you have goals. Things you want to accomplish. People that you love who are important to you who you want to support and be there for. For you to take care of them, you have to take care of yourself. For you to pour into them, you have to recharge yourself and allow others to pour into you.
That’s why we share our bright spots with each other. Because we’re a community, and we support each other. We care about each other. We see each other as friends, and want to celebrate each other for doing AWESOME things. We post our bright spots not to talk about how amazing we are (but let’s not kid, you are pretty amazing) but instead to bring intentional awareness to the things in our lives that we are going RIGHT for a change. It also allows our friends to celebrate with us and cheer us on.
And that goes a long way.
So, the next time you’re feeling a little bit overwhelmed and frustrated. Take a breath and then take a step back. Look at your day, your week or your month so far and pause for a second.
Pick 1 thing that makes your heart happy. That’s your bright spot. Acknowledge it. Be grateful for it. And then ask someone that you love to tell you about one of their bright spots, and then cheer them on.
Be a bright spot in someone’s day today. God knows we all need it right now more than ever.