Habits are behaviors or actions that are repeated so often that they become automatic.
Practices are a set of actions taken to acquire or improve skills.
Rituals are symbolic actions that have a deeper purpose than just the actions themselves.
Ask yourself: What aspects of my life do I really love and care about and would benefit from connecting with deeply?
Know what brings you fulfillment? Then make it a habit.
Need to improve? Create a practice.
Want to connect deeply? Design a ritual.
Rituals usually follow a system and contain a sequence of actions. We use them to anchor and enhance our well being and experiences. Our approach to healing has been one driven at connecting the mind, body and soul together, so in doing so, we are sharing some of our favorite rituals with you and why:
- Warm water with lemon first thing in the morning helps to boost your immune system, balance your body’s pH and aid in your digestion and metabolism.
- Sipping on our bone broth elixir in the morning and evening provides a variety of minerals and amino acids including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium. It helps to rebuild and restore your gut lining, so you breakdown your food with ease.
- Journaling helps us gain clarity, build empathy, feel calmer and lighter, increase creativity, boost cognition and track patterns.
- Turning off our devices helps remove unhealthy feelings of jealousy, envy and loneliness, combats the fear of missing out, grants us the opportunity for solitude and reflection, promotes creation over consumption and allows us to truly connect with ourselves and others.
- Self-care is necessary for our physical, mental and emotional selves. Go for a walk, meditate, keep a journal, engage in meaningful conversation, observe in nature, read, take a bath, light a candle, cook…anything your heart desires. For once, just put yourself first!
Rituals remind us of what is important and provide a sense of stability and continuity in our lives, which are ripe with opportunities and ways to turn the mundane into the sacred.
What rituals do you hold near and dear to your heart?