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What's Your Daily Pleasure?

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"The pleasure of doing a thing in the same way at the same time every day, and savoring it, should be noted." Arnold Bennett

Is there something you do each day the same way?  Why?

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Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Aww, I love J. Philip's answer :-) Mine is boring...COFFEE first thing in the morning. Can't function without it.  And I catch up on emails, go through the MLS hot sheet, start AR-ing, etc while I'm slowly sipping it down.

Aug 12, 2011 04:29 AM
Margi Popp
Long Realty West Valley, LLC-SCW - Sun City West, AZ
Phoenix West Valley

Nothing like waking up to a good cup of Joe at 5am cherish quiet time and reading. Eventually working my way through emails, MLS Hot Sheet and seeing what is new on AR and FB. Early morning stroll happens occasionally. The rest of the day is what it is and hopefully it is busy. All the best to each of you for we all work very hard, making time for yourself is so important.

Aug 12, 2011 04:46 AM
Bruce Fecteau
Century21 Beachside MV - Mission Viejo, CA

Coffee - Fresh Ground "Blue Mountain!"

Walking the dogs for morning exercise.

Have a great Year!

Aug 12, 2011 04:55 AM
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Berkeley, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

I'm just not that consistent and love that every day is different. If I came close to doing something daily, it would be reading at night.

Aug 12, 2011 05:35 AM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

15 minutes on the Canadian Air Force exercise program.  I'm a USArmy guy myself, but the put out a good book.

Aug 12, 2011 05:57 AM
Mark Velasco
West Shores Realty - Whittier, CA
Top Producing Broker Associate

My daily pleasure is playing with my little newborn Tyler.  He is my pride and joy.  I never thought being a parent would be this great.

Aug 12, 2011 06:13 AM
Bob Usey

Great to just wake up in the greatest country in the history of the world !

After that I exercise, go to the real estate office and think about "what are my 13 grandchildren going to do to my own children that day.........the same things that my own children did to my wife and me. Then I laugh to myself and smile. If you are not old enough, your day will come and you will understand !


Bob Usey Properties- Mississippi Gulf Coast -Web Site:BOBUSEY.COM

Aug 12, 2011 06:51 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Up at 4:30, off to the gym, back home at 7:00, then do back exercises.  Then come one of my husband's breakfasts - he is an outstandng breakfast cook  Everything is made from "scratch" - no mixes in our house

Aug 12, 2011 08:58 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

At the end of the day, I clear my "mind chatter" with a few games of sudoku.

I too love J. Phillips answer - he has VERY fortunate children.

As for me, one of my daily pleasures is talking on the phone with my younger son in the evening - but it doesn't have a set time. Another is catching a call from my "old kid" when he happens to have a little free time.

Aug 12, 2011 09:23 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

How funny.  I was just thinking about how I do exactly the same thing, in the same order every day before 8 am.  I guess a habit keeps things simple and creates less stress in your life!

Aug 12, 2011 09:26 AM
Dimitri Matsis-REALTOR® (818) 599-6083
Troop Real Estate Inc. Westlake Village CA - West Hills, CA

1.      Freshly squeezed OJ,

2.      freshly ground coffee,

3.      breakfast whatever,

4.      ESPN Sportscenter,

5.      Active Rain,

6.      MLS hot sheet,

7.      Facebook

8.      Practice (music)

#s 1, 2 and 4, have been like groundhog day for the last 15 years, 5 and 6 again groundhog day since I became a Realtor®. #7 trying to cut back and #8 is sacred for when we must rehearse or when my creative juices are flowing.

Aug 12, 2011 09:49 AM
Sam Kader MLO 130505 MB 78982
Pacific Coast Financial LLC Lic# MB78982 - Seattle, WA
Real Estate NMLS 91980 Mortgage Broker Lic MB78982

To be of use at all times. It's like a moth to a flame but I just can't help it.

Aug 12, 2011 12:07 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

AR is probably the most consistent thing in my life.  When I went on vacation it killed me to miss two days (out of cell and internet range) when I could not do my comments.

Aug 12, 2011 05:41 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Coffee and AR are my first items on the agenda every morning!  During each day I also spend some time with Darby O'Gill who is almost 16 and having trouble with his back .... he's such a good brave boy  darby o'gill portland OR

Aug 12, 2011 08:02 PM
Gene Donohue CPO
CPO Academy - Apex, NC
Helping Agents Build The Business They Love!

Sipping my coffee on the couch in our screened-in porch watching the sun come up with my dogs by my side!  It's so peaceful and helps me get centered for the day ahead of me.

Aug 13, 2011 12:36 AM
Linda Humphrey
Humphrey Home Connections Realty, Reno, Nevada - Reno, NV
CRS, Broker/Owner HHC Realty

I'm so jealous of you guys and your routines...so comforting. My life is such a chaotic mess at the moment I don't do anything the same from one day to the next. Get up, try to dash off a list of must do today or elses, try to squeeze in some exercise at some point along the way, then let the chips fall where they may. Sometimes I think I would get a lot more done if I were better organized. <sigh>

Aug 13, 2011 04:44 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

My day starts between 6am and 6:30 - exercise routine, shower, dress - by then Ronnie has my pot of tea waiting for me and while I have my first cup and go upstairs to ActiveRain and the laptop he starts breakfast. After breakfast and the dishes I return to my laptop and AR. The same routine every morning.

Aug 13, 2011 05:38 AM
Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

There are certain shows that I like to watch if I'm working out of my home office.  Playing with my two dogs, that is some of the best stuff in the world.

Aug 13, 2011 03:13 PM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

OK, this is fun...

For me, it's pretty much the same every day:

1. Fire up the computer

2. Make coffee

3. Drink coffee and answer all the emails that came in while sleeping

4. See what my buddies on ActiveRain have been up to and post my blog for the day

5. Work, market my properties/ self, Photoshop something...

6. Lather, rinse, repeat!

Aug 15, 2011 02:34 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

First thing is say goodbye to my husband at the front door ( me - not so awake as he's a early bird) then I grab a cup of coffee that he's made for me (so sweet & sometimes he leaves me notes!) then I let the kitty out who's meowing up a storm and won't stop till he is 'free'. But I dare not shut the door cause then I'm really in trouble with him. So I leave it open which is totally stupid here in the hot summr phoenix heat.  Am I well trained or what!!!!

Aug 15, 2011 08:52 AM