The importance of daily rituals

The importance of daily rituals

You’ve probably heard someone complain about being in a rut.

Successful people swear by the power of daily rituals and routines to help them stay in flow. They use them to build the groundwork of their lives and to continue growing.

Here’s a famous quote from Aristotle on the topic:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Routines help you manage your time.

They prepare you for the unexpected.

They help you preserve energy, strength and worry for more important things.

Just imagine what a wreck you’d be without any daily rituals.

Think about the habit of brushing your teeth each morning. It was ingrained in you as a child, so you don’t even think about it. And as a reward, you have dental health and social acceptance that would’ve been denied otherwise, right?

I have a morning and evening routine that enhances my mindset, energy and allows me to give from a place of over flow.

Where do you think you need some new habits now?

Here are some examples that lots of people find helpful just to get you thinking:

  • Start the day with prayer, gratitude, meditation or light movement.
  • Avoid email first thing in the morning to keep your perspective on stressors.
  • Drink 24 ounces of spring or filtered water with a pinch of seasalt
  • Eat a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Make a daily to-do list that includes exercise or at least some form of intentional movement.
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same times every night and day.
  • Play music or use essential oils to enliven your atmosphere for activity or rest.

Habits that support a healthy lifestyle are particularly important.

If you want to stay at a healthy weight, for example, then you need to take daily action to eat right and exercise.

Would it help to build purposeful action around these ideas into your routine? To meal-prep on Sunday afternoons after your grocery shopping, for example? Or to go to the gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on your way home from work? Put it all in your calendar.

Studies show that connecting a new habit to an existing one increases your chances of success. 

Habits are self-care in action.

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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.

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