If you would like to know how to build a powerful life vision by answering a simple question, read on. It will take you about 10-20 minutes to go through this process…
After I posted about asking yourself the right questions I noticed how powerful questions really can be. They have the power to shift our way of thinking to a different level. Especially when you try to make a change in your life or you want to define some new goals to go after, coming up with strong questions helps a lot.
Introducing The „Perfect Day“ Life Vision Exercise
What Would Your Perfect Day Look Like?
… will help you to build a vision of your life. It is a very visual question which immediately takes your mind to think in pictures. And thinking about this question can help to move your life into the direction.
So before we dive more into interpreting possible answers, please go ahead and answer this question in writing for yourself. Take 5 minutes and write the answers you’re getting down on a piece of paper or in your text-program. If you can’t write it now (which you should to make this little exercise work), at least take some time now to think about your answer…..
(Write down your answer to „What Would Your Perfect Day Look Like?„)
If you want you can write it in the comment below. I’d be delighted to read it!
Did you do it? If not, do it. Now! There is no point in reading any further when you didn’t do it. C’mon, it will only take 5 Minutes.. so do it now…..
Now you may say „But my perfect day is not reality. This is not how my life can be all the time!“ But this is the point of this question. Because what it does shows you is exactly what you really would like to do and be. If there is a huge gap between how your days usually look and what your perfect day looks like, answering this question will make you think. And maybe you will find some ways to move into the direction of your perfect day. At least from time to time.
Ok, that was nice, what’s next?
Here is a powerful follow-up question:
What Would Your Perfect Life Look Like?
Ok, please go ahead and answer this question in writing!
(Write down your answer to „What Would Your Perfect Life Look Like?„)
Again, if you dare use the comments to post your answer. I’m sure other people would be inspired. At least write it down for yourself.
If you haven’t done it, please do it! You will be surprised of how much value you can get out of answering these seemingly simple questions. I mean, it’s your life, not mine… so please, do it.
What did that do to you now? You just have created a powerful vision for your future!
This „vision“ may seem a little out of reach for you right now. But again, that’s the point: The point of answering these questions is to get a new impulse and to see something in your mind, that COULD be your reality. All that this does is creating ideas and hopefully some drive to create the life that you truly want to live.
If you are willing to go the next step from here, a perfect follow up would be to break down your vision of your perfect life into some goals you can then work towards: Goal Setting: 7 Steps to Set Your Life Goals.
My prefect day.
I wake up completely rested and relaxed. I feel good about my heath, my weight, my body, my appearance, my family, my friends and the future.
I am worry free and feel happy and energised.
My spirit is free.
My mind is focus on the day ahead.
I am focused on work. I do my very best at work.
I am learning and expanding my knowledge.
I love myself and everyone around me. I feel loved.
I am aware of the time.
I am doing things that make me happy. I make people happy.
At the end of the day I feel happy and contented.
During the day, I eat to keep my mind and body health.
What Would Your Perfect Life Look Like
As above plus sharing my life with someone who I can make feel happy and loved.
My life is a journey of discovery.
my life is to give my daughter everything she needs to be strong, independent and happy. I will say she is already a wonderful beautiful human being.
my perfect day would be to wake up next to my 3 puppies, waking up to a view outside the window, get up to make cereal and watch cartoons with my life partner.
Thanks for sharing it with us, Wynona.
My perfect day:
I wake up at 7am, and wriggle and stretch and get into my body for ½ hour. Then I get up, brush my teeth and wander to my meditation space – a beautiful, uncluttered room with a big glass front looking out into nature (trees, flowers, a pond with trickling water). If the weather is good enough I open the french doors. I sit and meditate for ½ hour, and take another 10-15 minutes for stretching and strengthening exercises.
It’s 8.30 now, and I’m ready for breakfast – I take my porridge and tea out into the garden and soak up the sun, or, if the weather is bad, I curl up on the couch with a lap tray.
9.30 – I take a shower and get dressed a bit more formally, my working day has begun. I spend 2 hours 10 – 12 on the computer doing something amazing, and then it’s time to think of a little salad and cheese or pie for lunch.
1 – 4 pm After lunch I have some social time – friends visiting, clients coming for treatments in my healing space. I make sure lots of that time or any breaks are spent in the garden. I do a bit of stretching and dancing or authentic movement.
5pm some light housework and food preparation.
Evening spent with a good book, or every now and then going out to the cinema or theatre.
My perfect life:
All of the above – spent in a beautiful hobbit house with a beautiful garden – plus regular travel and new experiences. ½ domestic ½ nomadic life. Taking the peace I find in my quiet retreat out into the world.
My perfect day is the day that I am myself. I see only myself , my internal and inherent power and uniqueness that creator of me is put in me! I am pleasure for being myself. I am seeing my existence and I am happy that I am myself. Eventually I have realized myself.
Roger, honestly, not so far away. The house by the ocean is still a dream to come true… But my family and profession are giving me a lot of joy at the moment :)
Myrko, that was a great description on a perfect day! I can truly say I would be happy to experience that day over and over again! That was my perfect day as well… Thank you! Are you far away from it?
Here is my perfect day:
The sunlight wakes me up rested and happy with my wife at our big white house at the ocean at 7 a.m. Weather is sunny and warm as the waves flows gently into the beach. I start with a short meditation into my day.
Then I have a short workout that I enjoy to be energetic and healthy: I will take a run or a swim for 30 minutes.
We have a great and healthy breakfast with our 2 kids, have fun and also some meaningful talking. Love is in the air.
I get into my own office at 9 a.m., which is just beside our house, to do what I love to do successfully. I meet with my like-minded colleagues to discuss very briefly how we can create more value with our business this day. Then I get to work in my spacious and radiant office with a great view over the ocean. I may shoot a new video or I may write or I may talk with my trusted business partners. I love what I do, enjoy the process and have a compelling vision I’m fulfilling every day.
I have lunch with one of my best friends and enjoy a great meal and a nice conversation.
I end my working day at 5 p.m. to meet and play with my family.
At 8 p.m. we go to a local concert or invite some of our friends to have a wonderful evening.
Before I go to bed a do a reflective entry into my personal journal and bring my kids to bed, reading something for them.
Then I meet my wife. We have a glas of wine on the terrace overlooking the sunset. We will have a peaceful night.
My children to be healthy and be honorable and happy
And good health for me
Thus to derive happiness
Thanks @Dan, enjoyed your response! Sounds … perfect :)
My perfect day would start with waking just outside of Boulder, Colorado. A quick cup of coffee with my wife before getting the day pack ready for the day’s hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, meeting my sister and brother-in-law for the hike. We’d get started before sunrise so that we could watch the sun rise from the mountains. I’d have my new camera with me to capture some wonderful pics. After a hard days hike, we’d stop at the little Italian restaurant in Ward. Returning home that evening I would top it off with one glass of Shiraz.
I hope to bring this perfect day to fruition in the next year. After that I’ll plan a new perfect day.
Dan @ ZenPresence