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!