In one of the books I’ve recently (Lucky Bitch), the author said that someone asked her what her perfect day would look like. One where she didn’t have any “have tos” in terms of bills, work she hated, etc. It was a chance for her to visualize her perfect day, without worrying about her current job, debts, etc. In her perfect day, everything was taken care of.
In the book (which I highly recommend, as well as her other book), she urges readers to write down their perfect days. Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you not only gain clarity as to what you want, it can also set you on the right path toward making it happen. Denise’s books deal with the law of attraction (like The Secret), but I promise it’s not all woo-woo. Reading about the law of attraction has had a significant impact on my life.
But anyway, whether you believe in the LOA or not, visualizing your perfect day (and reviewing/revising it regularly) can help you continue on the path of success.
So, What Does My Perfect Day Look Like?
My perfect weekend day and weekday will likely be different, so I’m going to do my perfect work day. Denise urges us to be as descriptive as possible, so here’s my perfect day (sans kids, it will change once that likely happens):
I wake up without an alarm, probably around 8 or 9. My husband doesn’t wake me if he gets up before me, and I slept through the night undisturbed, without waking up. I take my time getting dressed until I’m ready to go to workout class, which is probably a bootcamp, boxing, or dance.
After my workout, I go home, shower, get dressed, and get ready for the day. I put dinner (chicken chili) into the crockpot so it’s done by lunch. I open up my computer while eating some oatmeal or drinking a smoothie and see that my personal assistant has handled most of my emails, and there are only about 5-10 for me to answer. I look at my planner, which I fill out every Sunday, to see what other projects I have that day.
I have three things to do today: write a blog post, review some content, and build an editorial strategy for a client for the next month. I dig into the writing first, since writing becomes harder to do as the day goes on.
I finish my post and answer my emails. It’s about lunch time, so I get a salad from my favorite restaurant and take 10 minutes to stretch and do some yoga. I grab a jug of water and a protein bar for later to power me through the afternoon.
I tackle my second task and am surprised that it only takes me about an hour to do. Once done with that, I focus on the calendar and build an outline with notes, then send it to my content strategist assistant to finish filling it out.
It’s about snack time, so I eat my protein bar as I look into what I can research for the afternoon. I check my outgoing invoices and new leads for my passive income second business and see that my project manager has already started working with a new client and another paid a deposit on a fixed fee project. Most of the process is already self-managed with my employees, so I don’t to do anything. Our clients are all tracked in a CRM and spreadsheet, so it’s easy to see at a glance our monthly income, as well as expense. As I work in the afternoon, I use my desk elliptical to finish getting my steps for the day.
Once I review everything, I create a Pinterest board to brainstorm a new ebook idea I’ve had. I love visually planning projects out and it’s a great way to end the afternoon. As I double check my email, I quickly review my tasks for the next day and then close up my computer.
As I head out from my office, I double check the crockpot and make some cornbread to go with it. While the cornbread is cooking, I do a 15 minute clean up around the house and feed the dogs. As I eat dinner, I pick up the novel I’m reading and read for an hour. My husband comes home and we watch one of our favorite shows together before relaxing with a baseball game.
As it reaches 10:30pm, we head upstairs to get ready for bed. I brush my teeth, wash my face, and change into PJs before hitting the hay. We read together for about 30 more minutes before turning the lights off to go to sleep. Good night!
I’d love to hear your perfect day! Let me know in the comments!
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