I have realized something about myself.
I feel best when I take control of my days and don’t just let them happen to me. And you know what that means? Rituals and routines, which are scary words to me because it sounds like repetition (blah) and predictability (barf).
But that is SO not true.
After reading this article by Joel Gascoigne 6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day and inspired by an instagram post by Amber Rae where she says, “Basically, structure and process is a creative’s best friend”, I decided to narrow down the daily rituals that I know make me happy.
So far, here are my this-is-gonna-be-a-good-day rituals:
1) Get up early : the hardest one, and if this doesn’t happen the others are more likely to be skipped
3) Morning quiet, reading and journal time : Especially after a yoga session this is the time where I feel most inspired and in touch with my true self
4) Quality time : I have come to realize this is my number one love language and my desire for real connection is huge. Even 5 minutes of face to face quality connection with Mike is so fulfilling
NOW the hard part is figuring out how to keep this up while on the road.
Any suggestions? What are your daily rituals?
*these pictures are taken on a HOLGA last April in Mexico