I asked a friend once what her perfect day looked like. She told me that she had no idea. It struck me as so sad that this beautiful self-sufficient woman had spent her entire life trying to meet the expectations of others. To the point that she had no idea what her perfect day would like.
What would your perfect day look like? What time would you like to get up - then what? Do you want to read or exercise? Cook or go out? Obviously each day can't be perfect - there are a thousand unpleasant things we must do just to survive. But if we LIVE LIKE WE MEAN IT then we will find a way to make each day perfect. Usually several times a day I will ask myself - what do I need to do to make this day perfect given all of the things I need to accomplish, given the weather, the inconveniences handed to me, the surprises that life seems to throw at us. So I have come up with a recipe for LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT + making each day perfect.
1. Visualize your highest self.
2. Show up as that person.
3. Anticipate + embrace variables.
4. Be grateful for the variables.
5. Begin again tomorrow.
It's the variables - and how you adapt to them - that make things perfect.