Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Eight ~ Creating The Perfect Day

I'm fascinated with the applications of theories and/or behaviors that work well for me. I'm always looking for ways to enhance this amazing journey called life. I often talk about finding the Energy and Enthusiasm to enjoy everything you want in this world. For me it often requires examining behavior where I've fallen short, and trying to alter my approach the next time around. I'm beginning to learn that certain things need to be in play almost every day. In the process I've created a list called "The 8". If I do these 8 things I feel like I've had the perfect day. You might want to create and personalize a list of your own.


1. Sleep ~ My perfect day starts with the night before. If I get 7 1/2 to 8 hours of sleep, I'm revved up and ready to hit the ground running.

2. Workout ~ Like you knew this wasn't going to be on the list. My workouts effect all aspects of my life. Mind, body, spirit and beyond.

3. Whole Foods ~ Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats provide the fuel I need for a whole life.

4. Supplements ~ They assist with the recovery of workouts and provide energy for the next one.

5. Attitude ~ The more time spent asking questions to find solutions in life, the more exciting life becomes. Focus on what works, not on what doesn't.

6. Hobbies ~ Find something you love to do. From stamp collecting to bird watching, hobbies can provide great friendships and tremendous personal growth.

7. Charity ~ Whether it's sending flowers to a friend or working with orphans, when you take the onus off of yourself and but the focus on others you'll find true happiness.

8. Down Time ~ Turn off the tube and breath. Balance is part of a perfect day. Read, meditate or exchange ideas with people you love.

Whenever I do all 8, my day is as good as it gets. If the items on this list feel like work to you, then they won't work for you. You have to truly want to live this way. If you are willing, then choosing "The 8" will make for many perfect days.

8 comments:

AlfaSunshine said...

Thanks for posting your 8 Tony. It was great to read them in chat, but it helps to have them in one place on your blog. Make it a great day the way you do ;)

~Hugs,
Lauren

Anonymous said...

Tony

We are on the same page. I was just thinking all of these same things as I'm putting my life back on track. You are the bomb! I hope one day we can meet. Actually we will because I'm going to be a super success story in the near future - thanks to you and Beachbody and my 100% commitment to life!! :)

MOXIE

Mary Mc said...

Tony,

Thanks for your list of 8. It's so important to continue to do things that work and to focus on the positive. I've really missed your "words of wisdom" lately because my computer won't let me get into chat for some reason. Hopefully I'll be able to get back in one of these days!

Mary Mc

nick said...

Tony,

Ever since starting the P90 series of workouts, "The 8" have been a central facet of my existence without my knowing it! P90, Master Series and P90X all seem to lead one naturally in this direction. Although I still need to improve in some areas, I will modify, modify, modify until I achieve that magical state of nirvana. God willing, it will be soon...
Forget your best, just do the rest!

Nick

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting "The 8" from your chat the other night! Very valuable info. as always.

Lori J

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at how many can't turn off the TV and either just relax and enjoy the peace, or just think I'm insane because I like the alone time lol. My fave down time things - at the end of the day, sitting on my porch with a cup of tea watching the palm trees blow in the breeze!

Anonymous said...

Was out looking for some hard talk to get me back on track - been struggling. This helps! am printing it out for the fridge and at my desk at work.

Working hard to get back to cleaner eating and kicking the workouts.

Thanks Tony!
Joyce aka Sage

Anonymous said...

Was out looking for some hard talk to get me back on track - been struggling. This helps! am printing it out for the fridge and at my desk at work.

Working hard to get back to cleaner eating and kicking the workouts.

Thanks Tony!
Joyce aka Sage