Your Perfect Day?

 In Career Change, Stress

So what does YOUR perfect day look like?

If you want to create a reality that is different from the one you are currently experiencing, you must teach yourself to zero in on what you like and what you want vs. what you have. An easy way to do this is to focus on what your perfect day would look like. Start the process now by writing down ten aspects of a perfect work day for you—given your current reality.

Mine would be a day that starts around 5:00 a.m. with some quiet time spent journaling and/or meditating. Then I would start my workday, beginning with some form of writing—such as this blog. I’d follow that up with four hours of productive work like coaching, meetings, etc. Next would be a two-hour break for exercise and a healthy lunch, then back to work executing on my lengthy to-do list. Then I’d take a break for family time before getting back to my office to tie up any loose ends and plan the next day. I don’t mind a day that stretches from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. if there are breaks and if I can start out doing what works for me. What about you?

To go to the next level of creating the life that you want, add a few elements of fantasy to your perfect day—like going to the mailbox to retrieve a pile of checks made out to you, along with reservation confirmation for a trip to Fiji, or receiving evidence that your kids are thriving and doing well at school, etc. And for the record—it’s not the list that creates the new reality—it’s the few moments that you spend feeling better about your day and your future that actually change your brain chemistry and impact what you focus on, which in turn impacts your actions…you get the idea.   

 

Coaching assignment

Write up your perfect fantasy day. Be as detailed as you can and include all of the different areas of your life—health, wealth, relationships, family, business, spirituality, learning, etc. Start by listing what you would see and feel the moment your eyes open on your perfect day and take it from there.

“To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.”
Stephen Richards

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