The Importance of Rituals

I wonder how many of us think about the rituals we perform daily. We get up in the morning brush your teeth, shower make a breakfast, and off to work. We don’t think about how we started these rituals , we just do them almost automatically every day. As I was laying in bed on this lazy Saturday morning, I was thinking about my abilities as a big procrastinator. The reason I was thinking about it is because I have so many things to do all the time and I really must organize my time each day in order to get things done. Of course I never do this, and randomly Flite from thing to thing in a hit or miss fashion, and by the end of the day I am a little perturbed with myself for failing to do half of the things I want to. Needless to say, this is about the only ritual I really have.

These random thoughts, are the reason I begin thinking of rituals and their importance in our lives. I’ve determined that the only way I’m going to overcome my procrastination is to develop rituals and implement them daily. Since I’m considering doing this, and I am aware of how much energy I put into not doing things, I decided that I should start my ritual list this morning, before leaving bed.

The first order of business, what’s the side where I’m going to place to list with it gets done . That was an easy one, as we all know where we head as soon as we hit the floor. So I decided to tape it on the wall across from the commode in the bathroom. Here, I will never fail to see it, unless I develop the selective awareness that is part and parcel of my procrastinating.

Now that I’ve decided on a location, I have to make the list. The most difficult¬† things are the ones we hate or fear doing the most and should be first on my list. These include exercise and housework, both need to be at the top of my list are they won’t get done that day.

The next thing is menu planning. I like to eat, whatever I feel like eating, whenever I’m hungry . The problem with this is that instead of eating three or four small meals and snacks in between, I end up eating a small meal everytime I eat. Of course over time this adds up to weight gain ; so rather than losing weight and getting in shape, I’m getting more out of shape and bigger! As you can see there is definitely a need for rituals in my day.

Well let’s just say, I’ve started my list which includes blogging everyday, and I’m off to a good start on this great Saturday¬† morning !

Much love and respect for all of you, have a great day!

P. S. Don’t forget, today is Saturday, the day off cleansing , and rejuvenation!

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