Every day is a new day. A day to work towards creating your tomorrows. Yet, also a day to live and enjoy everything you are currently doing while creating your ideal day.
I was stepped through how to create my ideal day by my coach. She said I needed to visualize my ideal day with all my senses. As I wrote up my ideal day I realised that there were so many things I was already doing that were part of my perfect day.
For you, your perfect day may be sitting at the beach all day or at a resort. I’ve looked at my ideal day, not as a holiday but a lifestyle with balance, self-care and the sharing of life, knowledge and time.
You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness. – Brene Brown
The one thing to include as you write about your ideal day.
When you write your ideal day, it is important to write with imagination including your senses. You need to be able to feel, smell, hear, see and taste your day. When you use your senses the picture comes alive.
I ask myself questions like, what time do I get up. Who do I spend time with? What do I do each day? What do I eat? Who do I speak with? There are multiple questions you could ask. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself as you write up your ideal day.
The draft of my ideal day.
Every day is different and my ideal day will most likely change. Yet, here is the draft I wrote to myself as I work towards creating and mastering habits for a more balanced life. A life where I have the freedom to choose how I spend each day.
It 6:30 am and I wake up naturally with the morning light, I feel refreshed. I have a glass of water and then enjoy a morning walk on the beach before breakfast. I enjoy the fresh morning air, the smell of the sea and the song of the birds. I love the peacefulness of the morning as I stroll along the beach.
At 7:30 am I enjoy granola, Greek yoghurt and blueberries for breakfast. My husband too is relaxed eating breakfast, the dining area is overlooking the beach, the sea is calm and beautiful turquoise. After breakfast I spend 30 minutes on personal development, I’m grateful for all the wisdom that is shared, it energies me, I always learn from it and am keen to share the knowledge with family, friends new and old.
At 10:00 am I start my mornings work, first I check-in with my team who are amazing in all they do, the support they provide is outstanding. I work in my coaching business, add to my blog and communicate with friends from around the world. I love helping others and adding value to their lives. My clients are fabulous; they are great leaders, mentors to the people in their lives. I hear the satisfaction in my clients’ voices when we talk, they are so excited to be empowering others. Just speaking with each other is so energising. The satisfaction I have in assisting others with their personal growth, and their concerns are immense. I’m living the legacy I wrote many years before. ‘ My purpose in life is to help others in the community to learn and develop skills, it is to lead and mentor others to be leaders in their community, their schools and workplace. My purpose is to promote community and live by the African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’.
At about 1 pm, lunchtime I walk with my husband along the beach to a nearby coffee shop and enjoy a light lunch. It is great to have time to enjoy the beauty of the beach and sand between the toes when the beach is this quiet. Over lunch, we discuss our upcoming trip to Melbourne, where we will catch up with our beautiful daughter. I miss her laughter, smiles and outgoing nature but love that I am in a position to fly and see her often. On walking home, I need to pinch myself that the beautiful white beachfront home is our home. I love the view across the bay and out to sea that the living areas open up to. The beach can be seen from every room, the whiteness of the home assists with the fresh welcoming feeling it brings. My office too has beach views and I often glance out and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me as I write blogs, service my clients and build my mentoring business. Inspiring others is so rewarding, it brings tears to my eyes when I hear or read my clients’ success stories.
I hear the door and my handsome son arrives home, he beams with glee as he shares the day that he has had at university. He loves studying and I’m so proud of his accomplishments and strong focus he has on his own life path.
It is late afternoon I enjoy a swim in the swimming pool, this is so relaxing and revitalising, I love the feel of the water as it ripples against my skin. I think about the conversations I’ve had with people, the books I’m reading and articles and blogs I’ve read.
Before I commence preparing the evening meal, I check in with my daughter and son as well as members of my team. I love catching up with everyone we have all so much in common. I book a meal date for later in the week with a few of my friends. It is great to dine out with like-minded people.
I love cooking and at about 7 pm I prepare a healthy evening meal for my husband and I. A tasty piece of salmon, served with vegetables. I salivate while cooking from the smell the herbs and spices are generating. I’ve come a long way from my dieting yo-yo years and I’m so proud that I maintain a healthy weight.
After dinner, I call one of my sisters, (we don’t live in the same country). We chat like we haven’t spoken in a long time, but it was only a few days ago we spoke. We could chat all day every day and never run out of things to say. Next, my husband and I check our foundation and book the AGM date into our diaries. The foundation is enabling youth and young adults to participate in self-development activities and special educational events. I enjoy giving to those in need and hearing about their growth from learning skills that will provide for life.
Before I go to bed, I mediate with a few yoga poses and enjoy a refreshing shower. I also pack an overnight bag for the next day as my husband and I are going with a few friends to stay at Bonneville, where we’ll play golf, have a spa and enjoy a fabulous meal.
How to live your ideal day.
When you read my example, you will see there are some activities that I could be doing now around my current schedule. Activities like walking, yoga, and catching up with family and friends. Even volunteering and going to a spa occasionally.
Look at areas in your life to see where you can already take action towards your ideal day.
- Walk in the morning before work.
- Eat granola for breakfast.
- Phone your daughter daily.
- Cook healthy meals daily.
- Blog in the evenings or between work shifts.
- Network with like-mind people.
My ideal day is not over extravagant. What it does give is time freedom. Freedom to live each day around a schedule of my making. Most days naturally include work. Work is an income-producing activity. My current income comes from being employed as a care manager. My ideal day income comes from a hybrid of activities, care manager, blogging, printables and coaching.
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