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What is Your Ideal Day?

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Our friend, Jason Womack, has a fantastic new book called Your Best Just Got Better. One of the concepts in his book is the Ideal Day.

He says that “envisioning your Ideal Day can make a major impact on your creativity, productivity and quality of life.” So he’s promoting the Ideal Day Campaign.

And we’re participating! Here are our Ideal Days:

[Mary-Lynn] I open my balcony door to hear the glorious sound of the ocean. The constant motion gives me peace. I enjoy a cup of coffee as I watch the waves in amazement. I begin my day reading some inspiring work from online friends, and share those articles with others on my social media spaces. Then I get to work…forward motion like the waves…creating content and tools to help our clients move forward, to live life on their own terms. I take a break during the day to get in some exercise. I feel so much better mentally and physically when I do this. At the end of the day, I go for a stroll along the ocean with my husband and business partner, holding his hand, feeling the water touch my feet.

[George] I wake up early without an alarm and go to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. I feed our cat Fraidy after giving him some attention. Then I grab that extra strong first cup as the coffee still percolates. I ease into the day by reading the Bible and spending some quiet time in prayer and contemplation. I see a hint of sunshine through the window and look out at the glimmer on the great expanse of water. What a wonderful day this will be! I step out onto the balcony with my computer and check my e-mail. I exchange messages with friends, colleagues and clients. Now it’s time to get to work, so I start doing the work I love. We create a lot of content every week and I’m most creative in the morning. By mid-morning, it’s time for a break. Mary-Lynn and I walk down to the white sandy beach and go for a long, brisk walk. Then it’s back to work. I spend the rest of the work day conversing, researching and planning. Mary-Lynn and I enjoy our dinner on our balcony, overlooking the ocean. I close the day with some light reading as I enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

The first thing you may notice is who makes the coffee in our house!

We wrote these independently but you’ll notice the similarity between them. That’s because we frequently discuss our individual and mutual visions.

Fortunately, we both share similar affinities and dreams. Maybe that’s why we can spend so much time together without fighting (much)!

We vacation in a coastal area every chance we get. In fact, the photo above is the view from our balcony the last time we did.

It’s also true that we live our Ideal Day most days, without the ocean. We love where we live; we have so many wonderful friends here. But down the road, we will spend much more time every year by BIGG water!

What’s your Ideal Day? Share it here or better yet – post it on your blog. Then go over to Jason’s blog and let him know.

While you’re there, you can get a free chapter of Your Best Just Got Better. You can even sign up to have your Ideal Day funded by Jason!

Image in this post from our vacation set on Flickr