ICEBREAKER: WHAT DOES A “PERFECT” DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
My ideal day would look a bit like this:
- Wake (you think that would be enough!) around 8AM well-rested.
- Sun and a cool breeze stream through my bedroom windows as I’m burrowed under the covers going over the list of my many blessings in my head, followed by a kiss and squeeze slowly extricating myself from his hold.
- Greet my sweet boys and let them outside to do their thing. They are comical (and distracting) throughout the day.
- Stand on the back deck with a hot mug of tea in hand, breathing in crisp air while getting my thoughts in order for the day ahead. No rush to do be anywhere or do anything, take my time.
- Meditation (iAwake), journal (morning pages) and oracle card pull (Wisdom of the Oracle deck)
- Make calls and respond to emails for a new business venture. Connect with clients, consider ideas and future plans.
- Enjoy random through-the-day Facetime, calls or texts from each of the kids.
- Lunch or tea with a girlfriend or two.
- Private reformer Pilates class for an hour with Jackie in Port Credit.
- Home to shower and change.
- Write through late afternoon at my table at the club, then have my honey join me for dinner.
- Get home and take the dogs for a walk.
- Review business issues of the day.
- Put on whatever show we’re binge-watching at the moment. (Currently, it’s Californication which, after my initial reluctance, I am greatly enjoying.)
- Meditation call with my Mastermind group.
- Journal: 3x grateful for, 2x like about myself, 1x look forward to …
- List: What needs to be done tomorrow? through the week?
- Read at least 2 chapters in my latest novel-in-progress.
- Lights out.
- Fall asleep to the feel of his breath on my neck, a cool breeze through the open window, pups at my feet.
DEEPER QUESTION: IF YOU KNEW THAT IN ONE YEAR YOU WOULD DIE SUDDENLY, WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU ARE LIVING NOW? WHY?
For the most part, my ideal day is exactly how my days go. Upon reflection, there are two things I’d change about how I am living now:
- I would dedicate more time to writing my novel – shelved since October. Time to get back at it.
- I would be more mindful and present for the practices that are so very good for me: meditation, journaling, card pulls. Those things that fall by the wayside when other things come up.
The why is simple: I don’t want any more regrets.