My Ideal Day

Posted: May 5, 2011 at 7:56 am

During nap time yesterday I found myself daydreaming up my ideal day. It would go something like this…

I would wake up on my own time – without any alarm or kids coming to get me. I would get the chance to linger in bed for a few extra minutes and slowly make my way out of the covers to face the day. And would you look at that? I woke up at the beach! How nice!

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After my leisurely rising, I would throw on my workout clothes and head out the door for a workout. Call me crazy that I would still have exercise in my ideal world. Besides, I know you want to jump on the crazy train with me. I would have an amazing run where I experience an awe-inspiring conversation with God and then accomplish a new goal in my strength training – like unassisted pull-ups. Woo!

What better way to follow up a great workout than with a solid pampering session? A manicure. A pedicure. A two-hour massage. That sounds about right.

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I would then head down to the beach and spend the afternoon playing with my family. Watching my children laugh. Snuggling up next to my wonderful husband.

Then, I would have a little more down time whilst the chillins took perfect naps. I could read, relax, take my own nap, and do whatever my little heart desired for those couple of hours. Pure bliss.

The fabulous day would continue into the night. After kissing my wee ones and tucking them into bed, I would slip into a stunning outfit – not coincidentally in my “happy place” size. I could then venture out for a night with the love of my life.

We could dine on fine food, that would not even dare think about migrating to my caboose, and chat about all of our dreams, which we know will happen. It would all end going to bed at peace, knowing a similar day awaits.

Sounds pretty flipping fantastic, huh? Although, after awhile, I wonder if that type of existence would feel boring. In reality, life does not even come close to perfect. I know that I can only focus on making the best of each day. Recently, Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch wrote a post that I could really relate to about goals.

Like Lindsay, I don’t have very specific goals written out for each month or year. I simply strive to do my best each day. It works well for me and actually helps me to stay more focused. So, each day, in no particular order, I try my hardest…

  • to show patience, compassion, and gentleness with my children so they can know my love for them and grow up feeling secure in that love
  • to trust God and reflect that in my life
  • to take time to pursue my passions so I can be the best version of myself
  • to put in effort for the fitness/body goals I hope to achieve, while still keeping perspective on what matters most (my health)
  • to show love to my husband
  • to take time for other important relationships such as family and friends

If I can achieve those things, i must say it creates a pretty ideal day. I truly think we have the chance each and every day – no…each and every MOMENT – to create an ideal version of our lives. It doesn’t come in pretty postcards and a lack of problems. It comes in making the most of life. Going after dreams. Relishing our blessings. Loving others. Yea, I’ll admit a two hour massage sure could help, but why not do what it takes to create an ideal version of your day today. And then let’s start one of these…

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  • What would be a part of your ideal day?
  • What is something you strive for each day?

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60 Comments to “My Ideal Day”
  1. Karolina says:

    Wow- your ideal day sounds amazing and perfect:) I think I’d like a variety of ideal activities so I could pick my ideal day every day that I wake up:)

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  4. Sandy says:

    If your below 16, you can still work out. Just do push ups, situps, saquts, running, swimming, sport etc. Just be active and eat healty stuff. This is good excercise for growing bodies and will help you when you start working out.When your 16 you can start working out. BUT! Make sure you dont lift anything to heavy, do lite weights many times(when i say lite i mean not so heavy that you have to strain extremely hard just to do 1, lite means hard to lift, but you can still do quite a few without having to stop)Doing this will tone your body and give you a good figure.Only start doing really heavy weights (if you want to) when you have stopped growing, for guys its around 19 years of age.Remember, if you exercies one part of your body, remember to do the other, in other words dont just focus on one area of your body.Before you start working out (when your 16/17) talk to your sport teacer or someone else about what to do and what not to.AND DONT TAKE STEROIDS!!!!!!!

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