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The Ideal Day for Oneself

  1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
    Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months ago

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    If you could wake up with all the willpower and resources at your disposal, what would the perfect day look like?

    For me, it would be all about simplicity. I would like to wake up in a small cabin in the high desert region of Eastern Oregon. Make a pot of coffee on an outside fire pit. Do some Tai Chi stretches between a couple pine trees. I can see myself maintaining a beehive or two. I might take a long walk through the sagebrush with my dog for a little exercise - perhaps climb to the top of a high point and look out into the horizon. Breathe. Meditate. And repeat for an entire month if ever possible. No internet. No demands from friends, family, or society. Just a little quiet time. A simple opportunity to find a signal among all the noise in my head.

    1. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Wow, to me it sounds like a wonderful Day! I am shocked at people who are horrified at the thought of not having their phone.  My perfect day would be similar.  I would have a backpack and my hammock so I could move around and sleep at different places in a forest.  Getting out of my hammock I would explore the surrounding land.  I'd watch wildlife but I'd also gather wild edibles and other things for food.  At the end of the day, I'd enjoy a good book by the open fire.  I've done this before and being alone with your thoughts is the best way to learn about yourself and being in nature is the best way to learn about the world we live in.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        I went to the Bahamas alone many years ago, the only solo trip I've ever taken. It was one of the best moves I ever made for self-discovery and introspection. Sitting by the ocean reading the book, " Gift From the Sea" . . . priceless.

        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Sounds like a great experience.  The beaches at the Bahamas are beautiful.

      2. Jessie L Watson profile image95
        Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        A hammock! Great idea lol

        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I'm sure you know I'm referring to a backpacking hammock and not something found in a person's backyard.  A backpacking hammock is put in a backpack and then hung between two trees using tree hugger straps when being used.  With an air mattress placed on it, I find it as comfortable as any bed.  Here are some of the most popular ones. 

          http://www.cleverhiker.com/best-backpacking-hammocks/

          1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
            Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Oh, I see. That's awesome!

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Spent many a day, in my youth, in the Blue's of Eastern Oregon.  The wilderness area around Wallowa, the mountains between Pendleton and Baker City.  Got a little hungry a couple of times when the fish weren't biting, but never got tired of it.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
        Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Me neither. It's just an incredible little chunk of the earth down there. There's something about the landscape that is hypnotizing to me. I think I might take a trip down to Bend in July then go visit Crater Lake on my way to Klamath Falls.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    To be a VIP tourist with unlimited funds on an alien planet with an advanced civilization, a benign society, and who have a strong interest in Earth being one of their trading partners.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
      Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Ah. Interstellar commerce. And would there be any particular product or resource that you would be willing to invest in or profit from?

      With VIP status and unlimited funds, I'm not sure I could make a decision haha. Choice paralysis.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Why make a choice? Take it all. Just like Google.

        1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
          Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          What does one do once one has it all? lol

          1. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Start solving all our problems that are being caused by the simple lack of money.

            1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
              Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              Taking it all away then giving it back? Equally and equitably? Sounds like the essence of your ideal day is helping others...after a little healthy indulgence big_smile

  3. Jessie L Watson profile image95
    Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months ago

    There was a good comment here a minute ago. Wonder what happened to it...

  4. Stacy Vizcarrondo profile image83
    Stacy Vizcarrondoposted 2 months ago

    Sounds picture perfect. Couldnt have said it better myself.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
      Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Stacy. We all need a break from time to time. Sounds trite but those images in my head are all I need to get through trying circumstances.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 2 months ago

    I'd love to stay in 75-degree, sunny weather, in a cabin or bed-n-breakfast surrounded by nature, near a lake, for at least four days (one day would not be enough). I say bed-n-breakfast so someone can cook for me. My daily activities would include photographing nature, looking at the lake, practicing tai chi, reading and completing a book, taking naps. I would have my phone but check it less often/turn it off. No phone calls.
    hmm Just realized this is completely doable. Need to make #SelfCare and #SelfIndulgence a priority.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image95
      Jessie L Watsonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah I think there are different ideal days. There are ideal days where I wish I could get everything done and go to bed not worrying about having forgotten something or half-assed something. I'm constantly fighting with myself about doing and not doing haha.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        +1

 
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