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In 2012, sitting at a beachside cafe in Thailand I crafted my ‘Perfect Day’. I had just quit my corporate career to take on building Sleekgeek full-time. It gave me clarity of what I wanted from my life.
I want to encourage you to be brave and write your ‘Perfect Day’ too.
On this journey to health, people get so caught up in pursuing physical aesthetic change and forget that a vital pillar of health is your emotional state, mindset and happiness.
A great way to be unhappy is to be trapped in a life you do not love.
I see people all around me stuck in jobs. Stuck in relationships. Stuck in their bodies. Just stuck.
Is this you?
My strongest belief in life is that we only get one life and we all need to do whatever is in our power to make it as awesome as possible.
Are you ready to create your ‘Perfect Day’?
I am going to warn you that though this exercise seems pretty harmless it is extremely powerful and could change the path of your life forever.
All you will need is 20 minutes, a comfortable setting, paper, a pen and your most honest thoughts. It costs nothing.
How to write your ‘Perfect Day’:
- Get a piece of blank paper or a notebook. (Do not use a digital device and have enough paper on hand.)
- Grab a pen or a pencil
- Free-write a story for 20 minutes about your perfect day from when you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night. (This is an average day of your life. You are not on holiday for example.)
Get creative with the narrative. Do it in as much vivid detail as possible. It is important that you do not overthink or over-analyse.
Write down whatever comes to mind no matter how corny or ridiculous it may sound. Just let it be a stream of conscious flow.
Writer’s block? Here are some prompts – Are you married? Are you single? Do you have kids? Do you work in an office? Are you a business owner? Do you exercise? Where do you live? What are you doing?
Be 100% honest. Nobody else ever has to read this.
Reading your ‘Perfect Day’ will likely reveal some profound things about what you want from your life. They may align or conflict with your life as it is now.
When you are faced with major life decisions ask yourself if they are taking you closer to or further away from your ‘Perfect Day’.
It is your compass.
You will likely not reach it. It may take a lifetime to get close. It is a beacon on the horizon. Life changes so revisit it regularly.
Fight daily to get just one step closer.
Enjoy your journey and be brave.
Elan (get to know me better over here)