Design Your Ideal Day
Living consistent with your purpose, what would your ideal day look like from the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow at night?
The power of designing your ideal day is that it pulls you into action consistent with what you say you want. Now is the time to playfully create your ideal day—with no limits on time, money, location, or obligation. What would it look like, feel like, be like? Are you alone or with others; working, playing, relaxing, vacationing; are you happy, joyful, grateful, loving, peaceful; is it creative, productive, inspiring, easygoing; does it align with your purpose?
What new strategies and options can you implement? What and/or whom might you need to let go of or bring into your life? What do you need to learn, do, create, or release to have your ideal day be your reality? What is the future you want to live into?
I created my ideal day by examining the following five questions:
• When am I doing it?
• Who’s with me?
• Where am I?
• How do I feel?
I wake up at six o’clock, after eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, happy, refreshed, and ready for a new adventure. There is a gentle breeze and the sun is shining through the open window in my spacious, well-lit home overlooking a tropical beach. I put on a lightweight, cotton sundress over my swimsuit, then putter for about half an hour, while enjoying a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Before heading out for a long, energizing walk on the beach to my favorite writing spot, I gather up my writing pad, a pen, a protein drink, a wide-brimmed hat and my sunglasses.When I come to the peaceful, secluded cove where the waves gently lap along the white, sandy beach, I sit down, get comfortable, finish my protein drink, and spend the next hour expressing my passion through writing. If the download is flowing, I stay even longer.
I joyfully return home and find my beloved Bernie in the shower, I eagerly join him and afterwards we put on soft, romantic music and make love.
Later we get dressed and eat a delicious, organic garden salad for lunch. Then, Bernie goes to work and I walk down the hall to my office where I support my clients in creating their extraordinary lives.
After Bernie gets home at six o’clock, I prepare dinner while he goes for a walk. We have a delightful and delicious meal of fresh fish, wild rice, and organic vegetables. Around eight o’clock, we go to our favorite coffeehouse, have dessert with close friends, and listen to some live, acoustic music.
We return home and sit quietly on the deck holding hands, stargazing by the light of the moon. At ten o’clock I crawl into bed; Bernie comes in to snuggle; after a few minutes, he leaves to have some alone time; then I drift off to sleep feeling loved, grateful, and fulfilled.
Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 10 in my Amazon #1 best-selling book, What Would Love Do Right Now? A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life.
Victoria Benoit, M.C.
Healer, Speaker, Bestselling Author