If you could do anything you want today, what would you do?

If you had no responsibilities. If you had no deadlines.

If you had nothing to do on your calendar today what would you do?

Would you read?

Would you watch your favorite program?

Would you spend time with loved ones?

Would you try a new restaurant?

Would you take a nap?

How would you spend your free day?

It’s hard to imagine because like most people, your day is consumed with very little down time. There’s always things to do at work. There’s always things to do at home.

But give it a try. What would your free day look like? Jot down how you would spend your day. There’s no wrong answer. There’s no right answer. This exercise is completely for you.

The things you would do become a list of things you find joyful. Things that make you happy.

From this list, can you add one of those items to your daily routine? Or even your weekly routine?

Challenge yourself to figure out what makes you smile – what gives you joy. Turn your regular day into an ideal day by adding something you enjoy doing to your routine. It’ll transform your day.

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Niv PersaudNiv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Life is more than money. It’s about living the lifestyle you want and can afford. For that reason, Niv consults with clients on money, life and work. Her approach capitalizes on techniques she learned throughout her career, including as a management consultant, executive recruiter and financial advisor. Her services include spending plan, financial plan, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”