A study of 2,000 adults says this is what is a perfect day for them:
Waking up at 8:15 in the morning
A sunny, spring-like forecast with a temperature of 74
Being able to enjoy three hours outdoors
4 hours with family, 3 hours with friends
Another 3 hours watching TV
In bed by 10:50 pm.
Even at that respondents say they only have 15 “perfect” days a year.
What’s wrong with their typical “perfect” day.
It is self-centered.
Real perfect days come when you’re not making it all about yourself.
Giving the gift of your precious time to someone without expecting anything in return.
Being a good listener to a friend where you can accurately repeat back the essence of what they are saying without having to match them topic by topic.
Being grateful for that which is good but also for challenges that have the potential of transforming your life.
And being grateful for people in your life.
Putting your phone away and being 100% present with those around you.
Returning home to greet everyone as if you’ve been on a two-week business trip and can’t wait to see them.
You get more happiness by giving than receiving.
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