Ritual vs. Routine

Living intentionally and with gratitude, to radically transform your daily life.

We get up, we grab the coffee, we take a minute to determine what we have to accomplish and then? We rush off into a series of tasks until we fall with exhaustion into the pillow at night thinking - YAY can't wait to do that marathon all over again!! Sound familiar?

This used to be the way I rolled. Silently suffering wondering how I was going to keep all of it going without facing burn out in a few short months.

And then I started creating space for inspiration and intention.

Simply put, for me, the difference between ritual and routine is - awareness and mindfulness. Ready to make the shift? Here are a few simple tips to get you on your way:

  1. Pick a few things that you do daily. Examples; make the bed, take a shower, cook dinner.

  2. Next, before you start the task, tune in to how you are feeling, and your thoughts.

  3. Shift to a place of gratitude in your mind, and imprint the energy of gratitude on your actions.

Okay, sounds easy right? Well, habits are hard to break, and you may not even be realizing that you are griping through the process. 'Ugh, my spouse never makes the bed, here I am doing it again' or hopping into the shower, so busy in your head about everything you have to do next - that you forget to stop and realize that a shower is a beautiful opportunity to nurture and care for your body. A shower is a chance to send out the signal of gratitude for hot running (clean) water. Or perhaps you're the one who always has to cook? Making dinner for your family, pissed off about something that happened in your day - and not even realizing that you are imprinting that negative energy on the very food you are preparing for them.