My Perfect Day


“I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over and over and over?” - Phil Connors, Groundhog Day.

What's MY perfect day? 

I was surprised when thinking about my perfect day that pure hedonism only lingered in the recesses of my mind for a moment or two.  Initially I thought that I’d be writing a post confessing that my perfect days would be filled with nothing other than sexual exploits on a private beach with occasional breaks for meals and naps in shaded hammocks.

Those days are great and I welcome them into my life but the question of a perfect day for me has morphed into my ideal “regular” day.  

Surprisingly work featured heavily in my initial brainstorm of my perfect day. I love working on this stuff, and would choose to do it inside of my perfect day. Drawing, writing, creating and contributing to people, are all part of who I am. 

Rest also jumped in as an essential element. Previously the “I’ll rest when I’m dead” mentality felt like the way things were done and anything but that was laziness. Recently however my views have changed.

I’ve been implementing some of the concepts from the book “The Power of Full Engagement” and have become an advocate that managing your energy is the key to not only personal productivity but also happiness. So a siesta or a nap would have a place in my perfect day.

Before I get started mapping out my perfect day let me acknowledge that this is part of the blog challenge through the Suitcase Entrepreneur. Here’s the challenge directly from their website:

My Perfect Day:
My perfect day starts with me waking up next to my girlfriend at around 7am. 
I do some breathing exercises and make a light meal. 
We then walk / run our dog(s) to a park that has a training area and I do a 5-20 min met-con. 
I then stretch, and play with the dog, and my girlfriend, a bit and we head back. Once home, showered and fun is had, I have another small bite of food. and get ready to work. 
I move a project forward and would have 2-3 hours to do it. 
More food and some reading on a couch or hammock would follow the working and if a nap happened, great!  
At this point I handle any personal correspondences that need to happen. Once I touch base or talk to the friends and family that need to be reached I check basketball scores, movie reviews facebook and other similar extracurricular interests I might have in that moment. 

More snacking wouldn’t be out of the question here. 
I would have another work session moving either the same project forward a little more or working on a different  one. 
I would do a quick sprinting or skipping workout and once cleaned up we have dinner out with friends.
My girlfriend, and I walk the dog(s) again. 
Home for more fun time. Read before bed.  
End of day.

There could easily be a beach version of this where the workouts are replaced by scuba diving or ocean kayaking... BUT the main vision is to be primarily in a very livable city like Vancouver, Montreal or Barcelona. The main concept for me is that I would get 4-6 hours of work in every day broken up into two chunks. I would train my body and my mind and make time for important people in my life. 

The work I’d do is an extension of Life Athletics. The future of Life Athletics is exciting with the site becoming a powerful tool that puts Life Athletes in the most empowered place they’ve ever been. It  will be a place that allows you to create and live the life of your dreams. 

My perfect day is one where I’m living fully as a Life Athlete and am surrounded by people I love, in a place I love, and where I get to look forward to a tomorrow where I get that day over and over and over.