A friend asked me recently to describe what a “perfect day” would look like so I could recognize one when it came along. Here’s what I came up with:
- Spend time with my husband
- Start the day off with coffee over email and Facebook.
Note to self: that doesn’t mean spend the entire day on the computer!
- Walk the dogs – this isn’t really exercise because they are Shih Tzu and have very short legs and can only walk about a mile!
- Exercise for me
- Work on a personal sewing, knitting, or spinning project
- Spend time talking to a friend
It’s interesting that as I started making the list more and more items came to mind and any combination of these things could make a perfect day. It’s very empowering to recognize and acknowledge that I have so many blessings and opportunities. Truly, our mindset makes a difference whether we see our blessings or only our troubles.
However, I didn’t add more to my list above only because lately I’ve been over-crowding my days and over-committing my time and I’m tired and stressed. It’s my own fault, of course. I’ve been challenged with this balancing act ever since I was a teenager, but it’s also up to me to change this if I want a different quality of life. I’m taking steps, tiny as they may be, towards this goal.