It's Wednesday. Let's talk about rituals. Are you into them? Or do you prefer the word routine? I'm going to share mine as of late. And then I want to hear about yours.
I wake up between 6-7 then drink 16 oz of water (trying to get to 32 oz). See Japanese Water Therapy. I either go to yoga before or after the following:
-Write in my Five Minute Journal
-Read at least one chapter of the Bible and another book (currently: The Power of Habit. Highly recommend.)
-Freehand journal a few pages
-Set my timer for 3 minutes and practice gratitude, then set it for 2 minutes to visualize my dreams (this small step was inspired by Michael Phelps' routine of visualizing his races before bed and upon waking).
Ideally I wind down around 10-10:30, spray magnesium oil on my belly (here's why magnesium is so important, and here's the recipe Jen used to make me my first batch). Then I put a few drops of jasmine essential oil on my pillowcase to help me relax (not sure if this is the "right one" for relaxation, but it's a scent that I've always associated with bedtime). Then I spray rose water on my face, moisturize with Dr. Bronners lavender coconut lotion and read until I fall asleep.
I didn't even touch on science or how these routines have impacted my business and personal life. But none of that matters unless you see for yourself. If you want to learn more, I recommend listening to this short podcast where Todd Henry delivers actionable steps (he even provides a cheat sheet). Want more? Me too. Next on my reading list is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
Lastly, my favorite thing Todd said is that our systems exist to serve us, not the other way around.
Now I want to hear about your routine. What has worked for you? How has it impacted your day? I'm also open to hearing about the funniest thing on the internet these days, because, duh.