Since I posted about my ideal day, I’ve enjoyed some great days, but none that exactly match my description.
In the process, I’ve thought about the key components of an ideal day.
Unpacking my earlier description, my ideal day includes:
- Exercise. I feel best when I exercise, especially when I run. If I can run at the beginning of my day, I start the day feeling strong, energetic, and focused.
- Time with family. This morning, I felt groggy when I woke at 5. So I decided to stay in bed. Because I stayed in bed, I enjoyed snuggle time with my girls when they woke up and came into my bedroom. Any ideal for day for me includes special times to connect with my daughters and my husband.
- Work. When my oldest daughter read my description, she said “Sounds good, Mom, but why is your ideal day a work day?” My choice to include work in my ideal deal is evidence of how much I enjoy my work and how central work is to my life.
- Quiet moments of reflection. I need time each day to cultivate my faith. I don’t always find it, but my ideal day would always include quiet time to read the Bible, pray, and reflect.
- Home cooking. My ideal day description included a home cooked breakfast. Though eating out is a treat, I love cooking and eating with my family.
- Time outside. When weather permits, I crave outside time. I often work on our back deck, or write while sitting in front of a tree in our front yard.