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.’