Let me ask you a question. What is your day like right now? I’m curious to know… Are you making the best of each and everyday of your life? Or… do you kind of go through the same routine everyday without much motivation to change or make the day better.
If you’re a person who wakes up dragging your feet out of bed, constantly feeling a negative vibe around other people, and not getting the maximum amount of work you can get done in a day, then it’s time to change.
Take a moment to create your ideal day for today, tomorrow, and the day tomorrow…
For example, here would be my ideal day…
The alarm rings. It’s 5 AM. I get out from bed and wash my face, enjoying the cold water as I splash it on my face to wake up. I eat some fruit for breakfast and feel 100% energized as I watch the morning sky transition from darkness to a light blue sky outside my window as I blog with absolute peace and quiet. This is a very beautiful process that takes 2 hours.
After I get my work done, I get ready to go to school. On my way to school, I see people on the street that acknowledge that I exist by making eye-contact with me, preferably with a smile or a simple hello.
After school, I get lunch with my friends and share a couple of laughs. We talk about the week and what our plans are for the rest of the day.
After I see my friends, I go to visit my girlfriend where we hold hands and talk about more personal things in life like what’s currently bothering us or just acting completely stupid for the sake of making each other laugh. Then we then do our exercise of the day that involves jogging 3 miles around the track. After sweating, huffing, and puffing we tell each other how much we love each other and then go back to our homes.
Upon returning home, the first thing I do is take a nice long shower. Usually I’m pretty hungry at this time, and when I go down to dinner there is a nice big plate of pasta with meat sauce on the table – my favorite food. I have small chat with the family and make sure everybody is healthy and doing okay.
By this time it’s 6:30. I go back to my computer and socialize with people on the internet seeing if there’s anything I can do to improve their lives, whether this is discussing about problems people are having in forums or leaving thoughtful comments on other people’s blog. I will have done this for 2 hours.
At 8:30, I go brush my teeth, wash my face, and lay in bed while reading a book until I fall asleep at around 9:00. What a great, productive day!
Then reality hits. This is not my day at all!
Now this is my day in real life…
I wake up at 9:00 AM in the morning, usually groggy. When I take the bus to school, nobody acknowledges that I’m here on the street. Rarely do people ever make eye-contact because it may be seen as rude to and saying hello to a stranger is just plain, awkward and scary so nobody does.
School is usually boring and usually I want to go home straight after school to take a nap, which kind of screws up my whole schedule.
I see my girlfriend sometimes, but too much of her can make me run away faster than a lion chasing after a deer who hasn’t eaten in a week.
What’s for dinner? Not pasta… but a random Chinese plate which can range anywhere from mushroom soup to rice and spinach. Delicious!
When I get on the computer, I do some writing but find it difficult to write in peace because there are usually some random, unstable noises that occur around the house. Quiet time doesn’t happen until midnight when everyone’s nicely tucked in their bed.
So I go do some socializing on the forums and it goes good for a while, until I read a really long rant about a freshman college student complaining about how their mom money wastes too much money and won’t buy them a printer for college! Oh my God! He then wants everybody to convince the mother that she is a bad mother so he can get a printer. I think about this for a second, and decide I would rather close my web browser.
When I go to bed, I lay in the bed with thousands of thoughts running through my mind until I usually fall asleep an hour and a half later.
I look at the clock. It’s 3:00 AM. Great…
Okay, so there is a big difference, but I’m doing whatever I can to change my day into what I want it to be like – the kind of days that I want my days to be like. It makes me feel good whenever I think of it. It motivates me to change.
I have made a few changes this week such as eating more fruit, drinking more water, and I feel my energy level rising.
I spend time initiating chat to people brightening the mood of the atmosphere, even when there was nothing to begin with.
I’ve made my girlfriend laugh just for the sake of seeing her smile. It made me feel good also.
You see, an ideal doesn’t just happen when you envision it, but the only way to make it happen is by envisioning it first.
Slowly, I’m making my ideal day as I know it takes a habit to do so. Wish me good luck!
Oh and one more thing… I’m having trouble changing is sleeping late and waking up late. I realized that there was no way in hell that I could go to sleep at 3:00 AM and wake up at 5:00 and I’m proudly saying that it is 6:47 AM and I have not gone to since then!
Hopefully I’ll make it by 9PM to sleep later tonight. Writing this is actually keeping me awake right now, but I’m sure I’ll have to dive in for some coffee in twenty minutes or so.
So there you have it – my ideal day. What is your ideal day? Create it and make it happen.