Do you have any favorite rituals? Usually when I try to make something a ritual, I get bored and change it. Maybe change is my ritual. Although my favorite ritual is Jeff making me coffee in the morning. However, I’ve been getting up before him and really want coffee right away, so I’ve been making my own coffee. See? There’s that change again.
I’ve been thinking that I need a new morning ritual. My mom used to exercise, have dinner planned, sometimes prepared and cooked, and the house clean, and she was showered with her lipstick on before 10 am. She was ready to go on with her day, whatever that looked like. How did she do IT? I know how – she was and IS super organized and is not a procrastinator and doesn’t have ADD! She also knows how to prioritize and doesn’t waste time on email or Facebook! I want to be like her when I grow up. 🙂
I was trying to think about what I actually want to do in the morning before the craziness of the day begins. Of course, my list is a 100+ things long. So I started last night by actually going to bed before midnight so that I could get up comfortably and easily in the morning. I decided that I’d get up at 6 am, do a few yoga stretches, drink a glass of water and then make my coffee – all before anyone else got up. And guess what? I did it this morning and it was a great start to the day. I’m going to try this one again tomorrow. I’m also going to plan what to make for dinner first thing in the morning or the night before. (Want to know what’s for dinner tomorrow? A baked pasta dish, as requested by my regular diners. That was easy. And for exercise? A tennis lesson tomorrow.) So simple, right?
Speaking of rituals, blogging has become a ritual. I have posted 200 posts – that means I’ve been writing every day for more than have a year. That’s crazy to me. I actually enjoy the process of writing at the end of the day. It’s sort of relaxing when I’m not trying to figure out what to share. But.. I’m considering changing this too. I don’t want my story to become stale, and I wonder if it’s starting to get boring, me talking every day. Maybe I’ll start counting my weeks or counting by 5’s. We’ll see. Thanks for following along with me on this crazy, journey.
Tell me – what is your favorite [daily/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas/Birthday] ritual? I’m curious…