7 Things I Would Do on My Perfect Day

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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.

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Jesus Jimenez is the managing editor for SUCCESS magazine after working as social media coordinator and associate editor. He eats, breathes and sleeps Texas Rangers baseball. He also enjoys running, traveling and buying cool socks. 

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