Most days I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but I do have a few rituals I like to practice each day to keep me centered so I don’t get super stressed and worn out. When I take care of myself and interject me time in my day I notice I’m calmer, less reactive, and happier. The days when I don’t do my rituals I feel frazzled, disconnected from the universe, and can be a real b*tch if I’m being honest! Nobody wants to be around a crazy frazzled person.
Here are the things I do every day. I try to do everything, but life happens so sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.
- A couple mornings a week I get up before everyone else and have some me time. This includes working out and maybe some meditation or journaling if I can fit it in. I’d love to do this every day, but most of the time sleep wins! I’m ok with that though because I’ve learned to listen to my body and know that if I’m super groggy and tired I’ll be better off getting the extra couple hours of sleep.
- If I don’t exercise in the morning I fit it in later in the day. I don’t have any sort of routine and will listen to what my body wants. Typically I go for a walk or run around the lake, complete a BBG (Bikini Body Guides) workout, or go to the gym for some cardio.
- Meditate. I meditate a few times a week to quiet and calm my mind. It helps me pause and take a break from all the information I’m taking in throughout the day. I don’t follow any particular meditations, I typically do whatever feels good that day. In the morning I always try to do a visualization meditation where I focus on what I want my life to look like in a year. It really helps me get clear on what I’m working towards. Other times I’ll simply repeat a mantra or affirmation.
- I journal every day about whatever is coming up in the moment. Sometimes I have a lot to say and sometimes it’s a few sentences. Writing has always helped me process situations and things going on in my life and has given me insight into feelings I didn’t even know I was having. A few times a week I also write a list of what I’m grateful for and a list of my desires. I would like to do this every day, but life happens and I’m ok with a few times a week.
So, what are the rituals do you have in place for yourself each day? It’s easy to take care of everyone around you without stopping to think about yourself, but it’s sooooo necessary to come up with a few self-love practices every day so you can be at your best. I’ve even found that it’s hard for some women to come up with things they enjoy doing so if that’s you that’s ok too! Start by noticing the things you like during the day and don’t be afraid to try something new either.