There’s been talk about morning routines and I can’t help but feel a little jealous… Who has time for a cozy cup of tea, stretching your body, meditating and journaling every morning? I have to be at work at 7:30 a.m. I’m one of those that can stay in bed until the last minute and have a power shower and out the door in 30 minutes. Sometimes it takes longer to feed the dogs and the bird than it takes me to get dressed!
Many “experts” suggest you imagine what your perfect day would be like, and then make it your intention to direct your life daily toward that perfect day. This definitely sounds like I should try it. Oh, but that means getting up a bit earlier (could I write down my perfect day using lipstick on the mirror as I’m brushing my teeth?).
Having a routine – some peaceful quiet time - seems like such a reasonable thing to do. Not to mention the health benefits. Now THAT’S what I really need.
That’s when it hit me. I was sitting on my glider in my little backyard, listening to the birds sing and the hummingbirds flying by. This, right now, this moment, I am truly happy. It’s not quite a routine and not something I can do in the morning. Really, I can’t fit anything in my morning time. But when I get home – now that’s another story.
I had found the answer to envisioning my “perfect day”… I didn’t have to strive for a certain lifestyle, or commit to do a certain activity every day. When it comes right down to it, for me, it’s having time to reflect, dream, listen to nature and perhaps even create something.
Purposefully doing things throughout each day that reflects your values and makes your life richer… that's what it's all about.
What about you? What would your perfect day be?