Have you ever taken the time to imagine what an Ideal Day might be like? Have you considered what it would look like, sound like, feel like?
Imagining Ideal Days is something I do quite often.
I carve out time to sit down, put pen to paper, and write about what an Ideal Day would entail.
This exercise has come to be one that I value deeply. I believe it is an integral part of my “movement of improvement.” By slowing down, visualizing and capturing an Ideal Day on paper, I’m able to recognize and identify what better would look, sound, and feel like.
Notice, I say I consider an Ideal Day not the Ideal Day. That distinction is intentional.
As often as I repeat this exercise, I rarely come up with two days that are identical. Depending on what is going on in my life, what has made my MIT (Most Important Things) list for the day, how I’m feeling, or who I’ve been spending time with, my idea of an Ideal Day changes.
It’s also important to note that even with as many Ideal Day scenarios as I have imagined, I have yet to experience a complete Ideal Day. Sure, I’ve experienced pieces of days, but not a full day just as I’ve written it. While that might be a fantastic surprise someday, it isn’t what I hope to get from this practice.
Writing about an Ideal Day gets me focused on my goals. Writing about an Ideal Day forces me to pay attention to what is possible and what has already happened. Writing about an Ideal Day gives me something to reference and review when parts of it actually occur.
You see, an Ideal Day is not a destination but a direction in which to move. My Ideal Days point me toward something. They give me something to strive for and something to look forward to.
I believe this is an invaluable practice – so much so that I have decided to launch an Ideal Day campaign. Visit my Ideal Day page to learn how you can participate and have an Ideal Day funded by the Womack Company.
What would an Ideal Day look like for you?
Would you be willing to write it down and share it with us?
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