What is your favorite daily ritual? The range of our rituals are as varied as our personalities — yet, they each hold personal value and benefits. Rituals range from things like making our beds in the morning to how we make a cup of coffee to prayer or another religious ceremony to practicing an instrument and more.
Rituals provide us with a sense of structure, connection and even purpose. Rituals are noted to reduce anxiety. They can positively impact our thoughts, feelings and behaviors as they create a sense of security, kind of like: Well no matter what is going wrong…at least I did _____ like I always do. Rituals help us to find our own rhythm within the chaos of life and some rituals may also help us to connect with others. While a ritual may appear to be simple on the surface, it’s true value may run deep, offering a sense of meaning and purpose.
I have a few favorite daily rituals. They’re simple things like washing off all makeup before bedtime, taking a long walk and spending some time reading. Writing and sharing this blog every day has become another favorite ritual. It calms me, reminds me that I’m a work in progress who is still learning…even at 60 — when in my younger days I might have thought I should have it all figured out by now!
What is your favorite daily ritual? How does it help ground you? Feel free to share if you’re comfortable with that.
Silver Disobedience® philosophy believes all healthy relationships begin with self-understanding. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ I am a Perception Analyst and I wrote The Silver Disobedience Playbook. Here, I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio, my websites and at Wilhelmina New York.