The Perfect Day
Yesterday I had a pretty good day. The radio show went well, I took a couple of good walks while the sun was out, and I ended the day by reading six or seven pages before I fell asleep.
But what exactly makes for a PERFECT day?
It’s an interesting question, and one that thousands of people were asked. (The fact that the survey was conducted by a council of blueberry farmers somehow makes the whole thing charming.)
Here are the things that should magically transform your day into a perfect one:
- Wake up at 8:15am (what a slug)
- A blue-sky, 74-degree day where you get to spend at least three hours outside
- You see two friends and spend three hours socializing
- You spend four hours with family
- One hour exercising, two hours reading, three hours watching TV, three hours listening to music, and four hours “relaxing.”
- You spend two hours eating
- In bed at 10:50pm
Um, if you add that all up it comes to something like 25 hours of stuff to do, so you’re gonna have a little overlap.
What’s interesting is that none of these things are really difficult to achieve. Well, the weather’s out of your control.
Maybe it’s just a sign of my personality, but I couldn’t help but notice there’s not one thing that involves producing anything. I got no knock on reading, sitting out in the sun, and drinking a few beers with friends, but I believe a perfect day should include something that actually produces something tangible.
For me a perfect day would include finishing a story I’d been working on, or kickin’ out a great radio show with lots of laughs. Something I can actually be proud of. I love eating, but I’m not proud of eating.
Or maybe I’m just a weirdo. What do you say?