This is the third part of the “Defining Your Ideal Lifestyle” series.
If you’ve been following along in the series, so far we have defined one or multiple ideal scenes for waking up in the morning and any number of morning rituals we’d like to have.
Next we’re going to move onto the next part…
Defining Your Ideal Lifestyle – Mornings
Now that we’ve defined how we’d like to wake up, and what we would like to do first thing after waking up with our morning ritual, it’s time to move onto the next section…
… the next section we’ll cover is our morning itself.
The “morning” section can really start and end at any time you want, but generally speaking it would be the time between finishing your morning ritual and lunch time.
Of course it’s your ideal lifestyle, so maybe you don’t eat lunch, or maybe you eat lunch pretty late, long after the morning is over, or maybe you eat it early.
It doesn’t really matter how you like to break things up – it’s totally up to you.
For the purposes of this exercise, we’re going to break down a typical day into these sections:
- Waking Up
- Morning Ritual
- Evening Ritual
- Going to Sleep
Of course you’re welcome to change things around to fit your needs.
If you want to combine Morning / Lunch / Afternoon / Dinner / Evening , into just one section called “My Day”, feel free to do so.
If you feel like breaking things down differently than listed above, feel free to do so.
Assuming you’re following the the breakdown for you ideal lifestyle day as listed above, write down some ideal scenes you’d like to see yourself having for the morning segment.
What would you like to do in the mornings?
Do you find that you’re most productive in the mornings?
Is this the time when you really focus on your passions / work / productive activities?
Or do you find that you prefer to do other things like perhaps go to the gym, or run errands, or meet with certain people, or read books, or perhaps do some writing?
It’s totally up to you.
Write down one or two or several different scenarios for what you’d like to do in the mornings.
One of the things that I figured out after doing this a few times is that it’s good NOT to pack too much stuff in.
So many people get so stressed out because they try to CRAM so much stuff into their days.
Don’t make that mistake when designing your ideal lifestyle.
If you ENJOY doing a LOT of things, then feel free to pack your morning full of stuff, but don’t feel like you have to do ANYTHING really to enjoy your morning.
Maybe ONE of your scenarios could be to just sit and enjoy a quiet morning of solitude?
Or just chatting with someone you enjoy talking to?
Take some time and create some ideal scenarios you’d like to have during the morning segment of your day…
… and remember to have some fun with it!