7 Things I Would Do on My Perfect Day

UPDATED: September 17, 2017
PUBLISHED: September 17, 2017

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My perfect day begins with a challenge. After getting a good night’s sleep, I would head to White Rock Lake—my favorite place to run in Dallas. Ideally, it’s a cool, crisp morning and I would myperfectday_running.jpgcomplete a lap around the lake (a little more than nine miles). After my run, I would find a comfortable spot along the edge of the lake and take some time to reflect on the past week and the week ahead. I would take pride in the things I accomplished and think about what needs to be accomplished soon.


After my visit to the lake, I would come back home and make myself a light snack and catch up on some reading—either from my favorite magazines or any long-form articles I might have missed during the week. Then I would take a long shower and have lunch at one of my favorite restaurants with my family. After lunch, I would put on a movie I’ve seen before (preferably a comedy) and most likely end up falling asleep and taking a nap halfway through the movie.

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With my internal batteries charged from the nap, I would then drive to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, with a friend to watch the Texas Rangers play. Before sitting down, I would grab a beer and a ballpark snack from the concessions stand. You have got to be able to reward yourself.

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After the game (hopefully it’s a Rangers win), I would head home and walk to my favorite neighborhood restaurant for a late-night bite with friends.

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This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

Jesus Jimenez is a staff writer for Dallas Morning News. He eats, breathes and sleeps Texas Rangers baseball. He also enjoys running, traveling and buying cool socks.