Let me make you think a bit more – what is your perfect work day? We all could easily come up with our perfect vacation. I’m blessed that I love my life and my work, so I can also come up with my perfect work day. As a matter of fact, this day occurred just last week.
Here’s my perfect work day:
3:30 am – Wake up without an alarm. Leap out of bed to fix a healthy breakfast of egg whites and oatmeal. Get in a short, but intense workout. Today it was an Insanity(R) workout.
6:00 am – Take commuter train into Boston, and pass the time reading a new thriller that I picked up at the library.
7:00 – 7:30 am – Spend some quiet time in reflection and prayer. It can be a challenge to find a place to do this in the city, but it can be done.
8:00 – 8:30 am – Walk to Cambridge to attend a marketing workshop titled, “Jumpstart your Marketing.” I love the walk over the Longfellow Bridge (aka the ‘salt and pepper shaker’ bridge). I love being in Cambridge. Here’s my favorite view of Boston from Cambridge:
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Meet some interesting new people and learn a lot about online marketing.
10:00 – 11:00 am – Walk to Back Bay and do some window shoppping.
12:00 noon – Take the train home.
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Meet with my consulting client and plan the next two weeks’ work.
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Continue watching episodes of “Foyle’s War,” a detective series set in World War II England.
Why I loved this day and what made it perfect:
1. I nourished my body, soul and mind.
2. I learned some new marketing tips. I love learning new things!
3. I faced some challenges and won. I am very much of an introvert and find it very hard to go to meetings where I don’t know a soul. Not only did I learn things, but I had fun at the workshop.
4. It was a fun and productive day.
The ONLY thing I would change about this day is to have more projects.
What is your perfect day?
Photo of Longfellow Bridge is courtesy of Toryg33’s Flickr Photostream, under Creative Commons Licensing.
Photo of Boston as seen from Cambridge is courtesy of R June’s Flickr Photostream, under Creative Commons Licensing.