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Do you feel that you work all week just to have the weekend fly by?
The key to finding your perfect day is determining your ultimate goal. You need to have some sort of motivation to keep yourself moving forward.
With all of today’s distractions, it’s easy to fall into the work and Netflix mode. Don’t let life pass you by!
Something you can do is break your ultimate goal into smaller goals. This ultimately can help you find what your “Perfect Day” looks like, as well as push you to the next step along the way.
Let’s find some motivation in this busy world we live in.
Finding Motivation In The Chaos
I don’t need to tell or remind you that a lot is going on in the world.
Add to all the chaos of you trying to build a business, full-time work, family commitments, and so on.
You soon will see there isn’t much time to get things done.
How many times have you heard, “I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.”
It’s easy to see that there isn’t enough time to get everything done. Or is there?
I bet you can find extra hidden time in your day. The trick is to take a hard look at what you are doing and adjust.
Things To Consider
It’s okay to be selfish. Once you are honest with yourself, you will see things start to happen.
One example, I have been reading a lot more than I ever have. It’s not only super exciting, coming from someone who used to hate reading. But, I have found it beneficial since starting this blog.
Reading allows me to get more ideas and share them with you.
I read a blog post from Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. In the post, he stated that motivation doesn’t last.
Which makes you wonder why there are countless articles and books about finding motivation. Once you start to really think about motivation not lasting, you need to do something about it.
Reframe your thinking.
You can do this by finding something you enjoy doing.
Two examples are enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or going to the gym four days a week.
These examples don’t provide motivation but give you something that you truly WANT.
So considering that, it’s time to describe your perfect day.
You will come up with a lot of things. I know I did. But it’s okay to be selfish here. You also need to remove all the obligations, stressors, family dynamics, and so on out of the picture.
What does your perfect day look like?
My Perfect Day
For starters, I would love always to be able to wake up to amazing views, like the one above.
My day starts without an alarm clock. This allows my body to wake up when it is ready. This also takes away stress since that annoying sound isn’t there.
After waking up, I head into the kitchen and make a cup of coffee. While the coffee fills the room with an amazing aroma, I check my emails. I make sure not to respond to any of them. I am just getting an idea of what I need to do if anything.
Now that the coffee is ready to go, I pour a cup and feel the warmth of the cup on my hands.
I go back to my email and open my favorite newsletter. This allows me to get my news and see what is going on in the world.
It doesn’t take long for me to be ready to accomplish a few tasks on my to-do list (which, by the way, I use EverNote).
During this “warming up” session, I put on my headphones and listen to Focus@Will. I choose the Uptempo channel, and before I know it, I’m focused, and my head is bobbing up and down to the tunes.
By now, I’m reading and responding to emails. I’ll pop over to my websites and respond to any comments that have been left.
Once that is done, I like to get some training done. Recently that is with Wealthy Affiliate (with tons of classes), SEO, and copywriting.
My next step is to work for a few hours on my business. If I have any current freelance writing gig, I will focus my time on that. Otherwise, this time is dedicated to the following.
- More emails
- Responding to comments on blog posts
- Researching my next blog
- Outlining a few blogs
- Actually writing blogs
I have found that I am most productive in the morning, so I try and get all the business stuff out of the way first.
Now comes my favorite part of the morning, time to get a workout in.
I love going to the gym, but I also have a small workout area in my room. I tend to focus on bodyweight, kettlebell, yoga, and meditation. I recently started getting into rings, which is surprisingly difficult and fun.
After my workout, I make a high-protein breakfast or a smoothie. Followed by taking a shower.
This takes us to the afternoon. This time period will change depending on the day and the weather, but I feel most alive and inspired outdoors.
A long bike ride or a day hike is my go-to activities.
I complete my night by hanging out with loved ones, having an amazing dinner, and some TV.
Not only do I feel great when I have a perfect day like this, but it also motivates me to keep it up. I will add that not all perfect days look like this.
Just yesterday, I spent a few hours on SEO training and then took the rest of the day off. It’s crucial to listen to your body.
Important Step – Write It Down
This is more of an action step.
I have found writing stuff down helps me a lot.
Once you have your perfect day written out, as I did above, see if you can break it down into bullet points.
This is also a good idea for things that you want to achieve.
You can even put bullet points on what your epic day will look like. Such as:
- Hiring a personal trainer.
- Take a day off.
- Spend the weekend with family.
Once you have a few bullet points next to your perfect day, you will soon realize something crazy happening. Your list will start to work as a motivator.
Give yourself a few weeks after doing this. You might realize that you don’t need to find motivation anymore—the list you see every day will be enough.
You are working towards the life you want to live.
Even during the busiest days, you will be able to squeeze in one or two things that make you happy.
For me, that is a quick bodyweight workout or five minutes of meditation. Not only will it make you feel better, but you will be ready to tackle what comes at you.
It’s Your Turn
I hope my example above gave you ideas of your own perfect day.
Now it’s your turn, and I want to hear from you.
I suggest taking a few days to really think about this. Then come back and share what your perfect day looks like in the comments below.
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You have been provided with the tools. Now it’s your turn to share what you have come up with. The canvas is blank, and you can put anything on it you want. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.