“Having the feeling of achieving something. Then rewarding yourself.” (Manuel, 30, Germany)
One of my salsa girlfriends described Manuel as having “the perfect body.” This man works out religiously and is always immaculately dressed. He’s also one of my good friends in Saigon.
Key to Manuel’s perfect day is enjoying the process of achievement. After a red-eye flight he might not want to go to the gym, but he’ll go anyway: “I feel more terrible if I don’t work out. It gives me a fix.”
Manuel’s perfect day:
- Getting shit done – this means everyday going to gym, dancing class, work
- Rewarding himself – this means dancing and meeting interesting people