How to Design Your Ideal Day

How to design your ideal day

Have you ever asked yourself: if everything in life was going well, what would my ideal day look like?

Maybe you’d exercise more, procrastinate less, read daily or wake-up earlier? If you have a family, maybe you’d spend more quality time with them & build strong relationships.

Let’s explore the concept of an ‘ideal day’ & see how it can help us plan our days better & ultimately help us live more organised.

Firstly, what is an ideal day?

An ideal day is a concept that describes what tasks you would do & when you’d do them if everything in your life progressed as you expected.

This could be, for example, you had a work meeting & didn’t get interrupted or your alarm went off in the morning & you didn’t press snooze or you focussed well on a deadline.

It’s basically a perfect day where you’ll do all the right things that fit your lifestyle, not anyone else’s.

Are ideal days achievable?

Because an ideal day is a concept where nothing goes wrong, the aim of designing it is not to achieve everything every day but rather to have a goal to work towards.

Making progress in your goals, being productive & understanding that you are doing your best is what you want to achieve when designing your ideal day.

How do you get started?

Before you can begin to design your ideal day, you first need to know where you are right now in your life & how you go about your days.

Ask yourself:

  • What do my days look & feel like?
  • How do I start my day?
  • How do I finish my day?
  • What do I want to change or improve?
  • What do I want to stay the same?

Then, imagine that everything was fine in your life & you have the same commitments. Think realistically & ask yourself:

  • How do I want to feel everyday?
  • What time would I wake up?
  • What tasks would I do? (such as fitness, housework, projects)
  • Allocate times to the above tasks
  • What are my priorities?
  • When would I sleep?

Once you think you have answers to these types of questions, write them down your ideal day or type them in a notes app.

Start planning your ideal day based on your responses. If certain days of the week are unique (for example, days that you work or volunteer outside the home), consider writing a different ideal day for those days.

So, what can you do now?

If you want to keep a neat record of your ideal day & use it as a way to live more organised, you’re welcome to subscribe to OrganisedMail & download my free ideal day printable (subscribers would have the access password in my email).

Or consider the daily, weekly or monthly planners I have in my Etsy shop.

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