A Day in My Life: A Contrast Between Dreams and Reality

Daily writing prompt
Are there things you try to practice daily to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

We all have an image of the perfect, healthy lifestyle that we aspire to live. I often daydream about my ideal routine that would keep me in optimal physical and mental health. Today, I’d like to share with you my dream daily routine, the one I wish I lived.

The Ideal Morning

In my ideal world, I would rise naturally, without the jarring interruption of an alarm clock. Sleeping in as late as my body requires, I would wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. I would then proceed to my morning self-care routine—showering, combing my hair, brushing my teeth. Not only are these habits important for personal hygiene, but they also play a crucial role in waking me up and setting the tone for the day.

The Dream Afternoon

After waking up, I would head to the gym for a workout session. Regular exercise plays a key role in maintaining physical fitness and mental agility. I envision the energy and clarity that would come from a good workout, preparing me for the challenges of the day.

Post-gym, I would take a daily walk of about 1.2 miles through the woods. This would not only be an additional boost to my physical health, but it would also be an opportunity to reconnect with nature and practice mindfulness.

When it comes to food, my ideal habit would be to start eating around 2:00 PM. I dream of successfully practicing intermittent fasting, which has been known to help maintain a healthy weight and improve overall health. I imagine how it could help control hunger and increase my awareness of what I’m eating.

The Perfect Evening

As evening falls, I would close my eating window after dinner, thus concluding my daily fasting period. I believe that avoiding late-night eating would help me sleep better and wake up feeling rejuvenated.


These are the habits that I aspire to incorporate into my daily routine. I believe they could significantly improve my physical and mental wellbeing. However, in all honesty, I am far from living this ideal life. I struggle with my weight, often succumbing to laziness and indulging in overeating.

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