I’ve often been guilty of doing what “I have to do” versus what I want to do. When this question was posed to me of “what would your ideal day look like”, frankly I was stumped. It had been so long since I took the time to think about what an ideal day would look like. I had to ask myself, what does that even really mean? What is “ideal” anyway? I had to sit with this for a couple of days and really take an inventory of my current day-to-day activities.
Recently, there was a video on Facebook showing a lady walking in the airport on one of those people movers. Thing is, she was walking the wrong way on the mover. So, she was walking but not getting anywhere, she just kept walking without even realizing her situation. This is a great depiction of how I felt when the question of an ideal day was posed to me. I’ve been doing what I do for so long on autopilot that I hadn’t realized I wasn’t really getting anywhere. It was like my life was on wash, rinse, and repeat. That horrified me for a moment. My personality does lend itself to security in the known. I do like a routine, predictability, and comfort. However, I had become so comfortable that I was just basically living the same day over and over and calling it a life. I’m not saying my life is bad in any way, just overly predictable. Which, if I am being honest, is not how I want it to be.
My ideal day would include:
What would yours look like? Have you thought about it? Share with us in the comments below.
Culture must be created, grown, and sustained by design over the long term. Cindy is a Culture Transformation Specialist for corporations. She uses a restorative process called A.I.R.R. to elevate your company culture and bring integration between your leadership, vision, culture, and team members to enhance overall performance.