Your Own Ideal Day — How 15-Minutes Can Make It Real

Your Own Ideal Day
Find your own ideal day.

What does your own ideal day look like? Not someone else’s, but your very own special day.

Have you thought about it? Would you recognize it if you stumbled upon it?

Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we lose sight of what we most value and enjoy.

Productivity is important, but if we work too long without replenishing ourselves, we become less and less productive.  Our energy flags and our creativity dries up. 

We end up feeling depleted. And that’s because we’ve lost touch with the wellspring of our inspiration and vitality –ourselves.

Time management isn’t always just about efficiency and productivity. It’s also about managing your energy. And when you focus on connecting with yourself in a relaxing and rejuvenating way, you refresh your energy AND ehnance your productivity. 

Discovering Your Own Ideal Day

Do you have 15-minutes to spare?

Here’s a visualization exercise to help you find your way to your own ideal day. So, settle back and try this on for size…

  • For a month, set aside 15-minutes a day when you will be uninterrupted.
  • Settle down in a comfortable spot and relax for the first 5-minutes.  Slow your breathing and focus inward. Slowly begin to imagine your ideal day. Picture yourself waking up, stretching, and beginning your day. Where are you?  What are you doing? How are you feeling? What sounds, tastes, smells, and sights come your way as your day unfolds before you. The more vivid your images, the better.
  • In the next 5-minutes, pick out portions of this day when you are alone or perhaps enjoying time with your animal companion.  Let these images flow and expand.  What are you doing?  Breathe into it.  How do you feel?  These images are important because they are completely within your power to actualize. 
  • Identify a 5-minute slice of your ideal day that you can duplicate in real time. Choose something that expands your repertoire of pleasure.  It can be something that you’ve never done, or maybe something that you usually don’t allow yourself to fully enjoy.
  • Now take the third 5-minute segment and fully experience the part of your ideal day that you’ve just chosen. Select a time of day when it will be easiest for you to savor the experience. Allow yourself to absorb the fullness of your choice, and let yourself be totally in the moment

5 Benefits of Your Own Ideal day:

Does this sound simple?  It is, and it provides you with profound benefits that you can carry with you, moment-to-moment, throughout your life.

  • You develop your powers of visualization.
    Once you have it, you can call on this skill to reduce stress, enhance creativity and even promote healing in tiny slices of time.
  • You clarify your values about how you want to use your time. 
    As you learn about what time choices fulfill you, you become an expert on your own happiness.
  • You create a pattern that’s easy to maintain.
    A month of practicing just 15-minutes a day establishes a new life pattern — one that adds daily pleasure to your life.
  • You reinforce your proactive power to improve your life through your time choices.
    Nothing helps foster self-reference like experiencing simple pleasures you can provide to yourself.
  • You cultivate the gift of being in the moment. 
    This focus stretches time and multiplies your capacity for enjoyment.

One last thought: 

Don’t just read this exercise and set it aside.  It’s called an exercise for a reason:  It works if you work.

Give it a try and begin to reap the benefits that your own ideal day can give you.

And here’s more help…

Have you had times in your life that just felt good to you? Moments that you would go back to if you could? I call this your ‘Ideal Day” and it’s different for each of us. But what’s always the same is that it’s something you can give yourself whenever you choose.

And my E-Guide titled Living Your Ideal Day: How to Move Past Barriers and Find Your Way to More Time, Space and Energy, along with its bonus checklist, offers a path to deeper self-knowledge along with practical, heart-based time wisdom.

Ready to become an expert in living your time to its fullest? Living Your Ideal Day will get you started.

Click here if you’re ready to discover more right now.

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