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What if you didn’t have to go into work tomorrow? What if all of your responsibilities were gone—they were gone for the day and you could do whatever you liked? You don’t have an unlimited budget and you can’t teleport anywhere, but what would you do? How would you spend your day?
I posed this question to the seanwes Community members and asked them how they would spend their free day. You’ll be hearing more from the Community members as we get into seanwes tv. I’ll be engaging with people there before we record these episodes and I’m going to ask them questions. I’m also going to bring in their comments into the show.
You could go on a day trip, or take a drive to a nearby city and do some sightseeing. Some said they’d take a hike, or they’d work on some side projects or passion projects, you could read a book, do some research, spend the day learning, go to the beach, do some drawing—or if you’re like me, produce some electronic music.
The first thing you do when you’re given a day is plan it out. You want to make the most of the time you have. You want to squeeze every last drop out of it until you have nothing left to waste. After all, this is a great opportunity!
What I want to highlight is that this opportunity is always present. I can’t give you a free day, but the fact is you are given a day, every single day.
You’re given a day to make the most out of every single day.
Tomorrow is a day you can plan, just like you would if you had that free day given to you. Most of us have not defined what a successful day looks like for us. We stumble into it and react to whatever’s in front of us. It’s no surprise that, at the end of the day, we’re not really sure what we did. We’re not sure if the work we did was the work we wanted to do and often times we don’t really feel accomplished.
I want to encourage you to plan out your day tomorrow—it doesn’t have to be elaborate. I just want you to channel that same energy and enthusiasm and purpose you had for planning out the free day you were imagining into your day tomorrow. It doesn’t have to account for every single minute, just a few intentional things to bring you some clarity.
This evening, write down the three most important things you want to accomplish tomorrow.
Write them on a sticky note and put it on your monitor or in front of your keyboard. If your plan is to write the next day, writing down your topic the night before is a game-changer. That way when you wake up the next day to write, you’re not wasting the first hour thinking about what to write on.
Imagining you have a free day is a fun exercise, but remember that you’re always given a new day every single day and you can be as intentional about it as you want to be.