31 questions | march 28.

March 28
Do you have a morning ritual?

When I hear ‘ritual‘, I think of something like this:

I wake up at 7am and meditate for 15 minutes. I spend about 30 minutes doing yoga. I follow that up with a giant cup of coffee. After a hot, relaxing shower, I get ready for my day. Starting with another cup of coffee.

That should be my ritual.

What I actually do:

On days when the kids have school, I force myself out of bed around 7:15, make sure they have their shit together, and drop them off. Then I go back to bed. Sometimes I sleep more, sometimes I don’t. If I do, I wake up at some random time between 8:30 and 11am. I read on my phone for a random amount of time, sometimes 15 minutes, sometimes 2 hours. I finally drag my lazy ass out of bed. I clean up in the kitchen (everyone always leaves a mess), fry some eggs, and eat them with a giant cup of coffee. Eventually, I get myself to the shower and get ready for nothing in particular.

Not exactly a ritual. More like a recipe for a messed up sleep cycle and depressing, empty days.

I guess the short answer is no, I do not have a morning ritual.

p.s. — That ‘should’ ritual up there? I have been trying to implement that for so long. I haven’t even managed to do it once. I’d even change 7am to 8 or even 9, but still I haven’t done it. What does it take? How can I motivate myself… push myself to stop being the way I am? I wish I knew. Someone out there is probably thinking ‘just do it’ but that’s not helpful. Like I said, I’ve been trying for months… years even. I wish I could fucking ‘just do it.’

[Thanks to my lovely friend Marquessa for this 31 questions challenge.]

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Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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10 Responses to 31 questions | march 28.

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    I get up at 6:45, turn on coffee perk and let it run for my one cup of coffee. Make my bed and get dishes ready. Turn off coffee perk and go down to kitchen and get breakfast ready. Eat breakfast while reading a chapter in my Bible. Then teeth/hair. Wash dishes and pack lunch. Get dressed and pack bag. Leave for work haha

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  2. Rituals are very much overrated!

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  3. M says:

    Now you have me thinking what the difference between a ritual and a routine is…

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  4. jrvincente says:

    I understand. I can’t do anything like that for myself. If someone else forces me (a job, a partner, etc.) I can get up and do things, but otherwise…forget it.

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