Forget your long-term goals, dreams and ambitions. Forget your current situation and everything you would like to change. Don’t think about where you want to be in 10 years or even at the end of this year. Think about one day. Your best day ever. What would it look like?
If you looked back on your life – what would your favorite day be like? Not what you think should be your best day, like your wedding day, but think about specific ingredients that will make that day the best day ever – for you. These ingredients are different for everyone. When I think about the best day of my life, this is what I dream about.
My best day ever includes sunshine. I love the sun, feeling the heat on my face and body, looking at my bronzed skin and bleached hair and wearing little to no make-up and loose, wide clothes. I love the sun. I wish I lived somewhere with 365 sun days.
2. The sound of the waves
One of those things that make me happy is hearing the sound of the waves. I love the ocean and one of my favorite memories is waking up in France to the sound of the waves. There is something so magical about the sea. I’d love to live on the beach someday.
My best day ever is filled with laughter, and I don’t mean ‘smiles’ or ‘hahaha’s’. I mean the kind of stomach-hurting laughter that makes you cry and struggle to breathe. The kind of laughter that makes you forget everything else – and you never want it to end. I wish I could laugh like that every day.
4. Zero worries
My best day is 100% worry-free. Even my favorite memories from vacation include some stress and worry – whether it’s about work or family or something else. I can’t remember the last time I had a worry-free day and I wish I had a button I could push to turn my mind off sometimes.
Next to being worry-free, I want to be 100% stress-free on my best day. I don’t want any kind of stress-related feelings, I want to be fully at peace. No troubling memories from the past or worries about the future. I want to live entirely in the moment and feel alive.
For me, freedom means the ability to make my own choices and decisions and feeling confident doing so. On my best day ever I don’t want to feel restricted or held back in any way, whether it’s financially or otherwise. I want to be free to do whatever and go wherever I want.
This goes without saying – but on my best day I want to feel loved like never before. I want to be in love with the people around me and feel the same kind of love for myself.
How does this go together with peace, you wonder? Well, it does. In a previous post I wrote that both peace and excitement are my building blocks for a happy life and I stand by that. Being at peace means being stress- and worry-free, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to feel excitement. A day without excitement, passion and adrenaline is a wasted day.
Whenever I imagine the best day of my life, I put on some music; uplifting music that makes me feel good and inspired. So when I think about my best day, I imagine a soundtrack. I also imagine myself on a stage singing to thousands of people, but I know that’s just a fantasy 🙂
10. Uplifting people
It’s the people in your life that make your life worth living and I am definitely not alone on my best day ever – I see myself surrounded by beautiful, amazing people who love me and want the best for me. These people are inspiring, positive, uplifting people who I can’t get enough of.
11. Feeling good in my skin
As time goes by I learn to love myself a little more and my self-confidence grows with every day that passes. I don’t mean to sound arrogant, I definitely have my insecurities, but I think self-acceptance and self-confidence are important ingredients to living a happy life. So on my best day I’m feeling 100% good in my own skin. No insecurities, worries or covering up. I am beautiful and I know it.
12. No fear
Fear has played a huge role in my life and I wish I was less afraid of life sometimes. I am learning to live with less fear and take more risks, but I am not there yet. On my best day ever I see myself being fearless. I do everything I want without question and without a trace of fear. How cool would that be?
13. I feel inspired
My favorite days are the days I feel inspired and I always wish I could hold on to that feeling a little longer. It comes and goes and sometimes weeks go by without any sort of inspiration. I hate that – it feels as if I’m wasting time. On the best day of my life I feel inspired, from beginning to end.
14. No idea of time
My best days are always the days I lose track of time. My worst days are the days I wish time would go by faster. I feel that when I’m really living, I don’t care about time and forget it even exists.
15. Nowhere else I want to be
In the words of Pico Iyer:
“Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else”
What are the ingredients to your best day ever? Please describe the best day of your life below, I would love to hear it!