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Describe your perfect day – an exploration of gratitude and contentment with life

Milena Regos

In a world obsessed with busyness and chasing success at all costs, we end up burnt out, stressed out, and lonely. At Unhustle, my vision is to shift this paradigm. It’s about finding the sweet spot between doing and real living, embracing a lifestyle that balances life enjoyment with purposeful achievement. This is the future I’m creating with Unhustle—a sustainable, prosperous future for ourselves, our families, communities, teams, companies, and the planet.

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I wake up around 6 am, inhaling the fresh pine air. Cuddles with my Aussie husband and belly rubs with my little brindle dog Taz who typically sleeps in my feet, and we’re up. I make bulletproof coffee and take her out for a walk.

We marvel at the trees and listen to the birds. She chases bunnies and squirrels. We go by the lake and, if we’re lucky, watch the bald eagle sunbathing on the rocks. A few stretches and a bit of meditation in the sunlight, barefoot on the sand, avoiding getting little rocks in between my toes and we’re back in the house. My mornings tend to start slow. If I’m lucky, I go paddleboarding with the dog. We both love it.

Eventually, I get to my office upstairs and start working. There are no disruptions for a while unless I have a meeting I can’t cancel. But that’s usually not the case.

I write and work for about 5-6 hours. I take breaks and go outside and hang out with Taz, walk barefoot on the grass and check out on the fish in the pond.  With my latest toy, the one-wheel things may get crazier around here.

At around 1 pm, I take a longer break to exercise. We walk around Spooner Lake, which is about 2 miles, and Taz goes for a swim if it’s hot. When we get back, I jump in the lake to cool off.

Then, it’s an hour or two of less demanding work while Taz sleeps in her brown bed in the office. If, for some reason, I’m still working at 5 pm, she barks at me and brings her squicky toy. It’s time to wrap it up. I make notes on what to do the next day, so I have my priorities in order and shut the computer down. It’s time to chill.

We go down downstairs and join Phil, who’s sitting on the deck, enjoying a coldie in the sunshine. Sometimes, I have a drink, and sometimes not. We talk about the day and plan our evening. We cook together and talk and listen to music. After dinner, we go for another walk and try to catch the deer that wanders around. Sometimes we see four. We run up to the top of the road and do some pull-ups outside.

If the sunset looks spectacular, we go to the lake to take it all in. After that, it’s bedtime, and that’s around 9 pm. I usually read or listen to something and then fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing—a pretty perfect day.

Now, hit reply and describe your perfect day. The closer you can define it, the sooner you get to live it. Who knows, you may already be living it.

Periods of non-doing have been vital for life-changing ideas. There’s a paradox in just being, enjoying the silence and your thoughts that’s very counterintuitive to what we’re trained to do all the time – staying busy, always-on, glued to our phones. Ideas and creativity that come in times of non-doing can skyrocket your business. Simplify, Amplify, Multiply.

A shorter workweek leads to greater happiness without loss of productivity – after a trial, Iceland goes to a 4-day workweek. So, why should you consider moving to a 4-day workweek? My friend, Alex Pang, discusses this in detail.

Tune into my new FREE Masterclass – 5 simple shifts you can make to get out of the grind and find peace of mind – by Moi – currently available on demand.

The Unhustle U Community is focusing on well-being in the month of July. See who’s inside the community here. Tomorrow, at 10 am PST, I’ll be going live to talk about well-being practices for busy people. Join me. You need to be inside the community to see the event.

It’s fun to get comments like these:

My TV interview went live, and tons of people saw it, which makes me a little nervous and a little proud.

Interplicity just published my article on how Zoom managed to keep their cool, do good in the world and keep their employees sane. The secret is inside.

What did you do last week that you can celebrate? What are you grateful for?

P.S. Inspired by Cole Shaefer who writes like a maniac and ends work at 2pm every day.

Join like-minds on a mission to live well, now.


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