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What goes into a fulfilling day?

This was the question I recently tackled with one of my clients. It’s not scrolling aimlessly through your social media accounts, I think we can all agree. It’s not about letting the boring daily tasks or a difficult commute overtake what you are meant to do today and who you are meant to be.

You can see to the right how we did this exercise over the phone. Try it out for yourself.  

  • Draw a bucket. Layer into the bucket the things you need in your day to be fulfilled. For example:

    • Time with people you love (who is included?)

    • A space to be purposeful and productive (where is that?)

    • A good mix of play and work, connection and solitude (what’s the right mix for you?)

    • Anything that’s good for you that you like to include in your day

  • Next consider what didn’t make it into the bucket.

    • Zoning out on your commute

    • A stressful arriving-home process at the end of the day

    • Feeling rushed to get everything done and accomplishing only 20, 30, 40% of it

    • Facebook? (sorry, it has to be said...I can’t tell you how many of my clients say that excessive Facebook use is a time-sink devoid of impact and purpose)

  • Then set a goal. What’s one thing you want to eliminate in your day in order to replace it with something more fulfilling?

    • What is possible if you make this change?

    • How will you know it’s working?

    • How committed are you to it?


Through small changes in our daily routine, we can indeed make our lives more fulfilling and purposeful. Give it a try. What worked and what didn’t? Let me know how it goes!  

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