Sure, we would all like to have more time to kick back with our family and friends, catch up on our favorite hobbies, and watch a new blockbuster movie. The “perfect” day seems to be doing exactly what you want without having to do anything at all. But in our career-driven society, a few readers point out that a great day is not only what you make of it, but it also means being productive at school or at work.
“…I can still have an ideal day that includes homework, and exercise and cleaning. The only factor needed to make my day ideal is for me to have done what I really wanted to do that day. For example, let’s say it’s Friday and I want to go to King’s Dominion. I’ll go to class, do my homework, and clean my room. After doing that I’ll spend the rest of the day at Kings Dominion and consider it one of my ideal days…” – Jita
“…My perfect day would start off at around 12 o’clock after a good night’s sleep…Then I’d wash up and grab some breakfast at I-hop…After that, contact a couple of buddies and kill some time by playing video games…In my perfect day I’d play two solid hours of pickup soccer then maybe work out for a half hour. After working out I would get my favorite combo at chipotle while watching a movie or sports game. After lunch I would take a nap for an hour to liven myself up, and then I’d grad some dinner with my best buddies at a steak house or Italian restaurant. Finally, I would go out with my friends and socialize with people wherever we went. After a long night of partying I would stumble back to my room and check in for the rest of the night. That’s my perfect day.” – Ryan
“…An ideal day for me would be an early morning workout, followed by class, a productive day at work, a good lunch, and “me” time after work…” – Dennise
“…An ideal day for me, just keep doing homework or helping my mom….She is working, working, working every day. No time for her like exercise, phone time, shopping, and watching TV. She gets stressed with all the things that she does. On the other hand, she likes to do that for my family…” – Michelle
Thank you, readers! E-mail your questions, anecdotes, dilemmas, or responses to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.