They both have their place but have very different effects on our lives. So today I wanted to write about the small personal rituals and what they do for me. My Little Rituals are definitely not habits. They are deliberately mindful, where my habits are quite the opposite. Little Rituals allow me to live my life in a conscious way, making sure that I don't sleepwalk through my time on earth. They help me connect in with myself and my life on a regular basis to make sure I am really engaging with the world.
Sometimes my rituals are very short term and changeable, some of them are things I have been doing for ages but all of them root my life and affirm my path. Some of them are magical, most of them are actually mundane, allowing me to practice mindfulness anywhere and bring a little magic into everyday grind. Because everyone's had a daily grind that they could probably do with injecting with a little sparkle. At the moment Little Rituals are to remind me that no matter how much time my current career is taking up, there are other things that are equally as important - such as writing this blog!
Some of my current Little Rituals:
1. Lighting candles and incense whenever I settle down to write at home (for work or any other projects).
2. Wearing my silver, purple and blue sparkly bangles when I am not at work.
3. Checking my vegetable patch every morning.
4. Reading for at least 30 mins every night before bed.
What are your little rituals that keep your day and week ticking over?