What Is Your PERFECT Day?

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I had a mentor a few years ago give me an exercise to do because I felt I needed more focused direction in my life. Here was the exercise, followed by a question:

Write out your PERFECT day, which you would intend to repeat every day. It needs to be written because it allows the brain to feel out the story better. It allows a much stronger connection to the story.

When I ask this question to people close to me, they think for a second and come up with something short like "binge watch netflix and eat junk food". I can tell you that this might sound fun for one day, but do this for a few months or years and you'll be in serious trouble - think: no money, fat and alone.

The perfect day is 24hr long. It should include as much vivid detail as possible, answering these type of questions:

Part A: Write the Story

- what time do you wake up?
- where are you waking up? country? city? town? big house? small cabin? tent?
- how much sleep did you get the night before?
- what kind of bed are you sleeping on? windows open? crisp air?
- first smells and sounds as you wake up?
- who is beside you (if anyone)?
- pets? Kids?
- what's for breakfast? (food and drink)
- gym workout?
- quality time with family? friends?
- what work (paid or volunteer) is done to pass the day
- what's for lunch? (food and drink) where?
- different work in the afternoon? hobbies? recreation?
- what's for dinner? (food and drink) what time? with who? where?
- quality time with friends/family in the evening? doing what?
- bed time? reading? writing? listening?

This is called lifestyle design. Some people let life happen to them and they're ok with that. Others just take things one day at a time and that's ok as well. But...if you're someone who wants more out of life and believes in designing the future, I recommend writing out your day and answering all of those questions above and more if you can.

Part B: The kicker

What are you doing TODAY that moves your closer to achieving that perfect day/lifestyle?

This has stuck with me for the last few years. Everything I do is either taking me closer or moving me away from my perfect day. The decisions I make to pass the time are directly influenced by my desire to create a perfect day for myself. Of course that doesn't mean all work and no play. It's a process and a journey. I ensure to have balance and patience, but I always act with intent.

I'd love to hear from those who have done something like this or put their own twists on it. If you're living your perfect day now, please share what you did to achieve that!
#day #perfect
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  • Profile picture of the author senupal
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    totally you have write all of the part of hobby. generally half and more people not follow these rules. a lot of people is running to earning money. they forget the importance of life and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    well i got a lot of this in my head as visuals.. and the time waking up ..

    When i'm done sleeping of course .
    then depending on the weather morning cardio either walking a few miles just after waking up..or some time on an indoor rowing machine . (morning before you eat is the best time to do cardio)

    breakfast sweet potato pancakes from sweet potatoes i grow..and egg from either ducks i own or chickens or a combination of both .

    then a lot of the rest of the questions depend on the time of the year..even in the tropics ..and whats ready to harvest from my large home garden

    tight now i'm in the desert though instead of being near the ocean living in the tropics or the sub tropic like i dealy would want to .. but there is stuff i am working on here .

    and actually you are moving sideways in life more than you are moving forward or backward .. you can draw a straight line from New York city to San Francisco .. but even if you get on a jet airplane.. it will probably not take you straight their .. but the most fun route sometime is a road trip ..that can go all over the map .
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  • The guy I hired to squirt cream all ovah my boobies says, "there's no extra fee for cleaning your carpet."
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      The guy I hired to squirt cream all ovah my boobies says, "there's no extra fee for cleaning your carpet."
      is this decades in the future.. by the way you make it sound you would have a line of volunteers and no need to pay .. and that is just when your shopping in the produce section of the grocery store
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    I'd wake up, fall out of bed, drag a comb across my head, find my way downstairs, drink a cup, look up and notice I'm late, grab my coat and grab my hat, make the bus in seconds flat and find my way upstairs...and have a smoke.

    Either that, or feed animals in the zoo, then later a movie too..and then home to listen to some music.
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      I'd wake up, fall out of bed, drag a comb across my head, find my way downstairs, drink a cup, look up and notice I'm late, grab my coat and grab my hat, make the bus in seconds flat and find my way upstairs...and have a smoke.

      Either that, or feed animals in the zoo, then later a movie too..and then home to listen to some music.
      so poetic

      you should put it to music

      i would go into a dream
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    As I was walking down the street one day
    A man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was on my watch, yeah

    And I said
    Does anybody really know what time it is
    Does anybody really care (care about time)
    If so I can't imagine why (no, no)
    We've all got time enough to cry

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  • Profile picture of the author Charlie Ashton
    The Cosmic Master says that every Saturday is the day to manifest, so it makes perfect sense to listen to his fabulous recordings that awaken me and as a result, built a thriving business just by being a daredevil.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    So much to do
    If I only had time, if I only had time
    Dreams to pursue
    If I only had time, they'd be mine
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    Everyday is a perfect day, the instant you realize your potential.
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