Day 77 The Healing Power of Rituals
Monday, November 17, 2014
I love rituals. Today's exercise is about finding rituals that help you heal. This is easy for me. From the start of my day to the end of my day I am all about rituals.
In the morning my first ritual starts before I get out of bed. I take a few moments to set my mind into having a good day.
If I have had trouble sleeping I like to plan how I am going to get some rest during the day. If I am troubled by a problem, I like to think about how I can help solve what is bothering me. Then I like to get up and do all the morning things a person has to do. Even my dogs are part of a ritual. Every morning they get a small treat when we get up. If I forget, they sit and wait patiently for me beside the cupboard where the treats are located.
My first really healing ritual for the day is my
. I like to sit in my favorite chair which looks something like this
and I check my emails, take care of any bills, etc that I need to get completed for the day.
Depending on how long this takes, it is usually time for our walk with the dogs.
After the walk the rest of the day is filled with many other small rituals, but these are the ones that are almost a constant in my life.
When I am feeling stressed I will take some time to lie down and listening to some soft music.
Some days I can also spend many hours reading.
What I know to be true for me is that life would not be as pleasurable if I didn't have my rituals.