Thursday, November 10, 2005

Importance of Rituals

In the morning, I do everything in roughly the same order and with the same timing. This morning I made this new hot tea my mother bought me instead of grabbing a cold soda out of the frig. On my way to work, I realized I would have to start making the tea earlier in order to let it fully steep and drink it all before work. At first, morning routines are all about finding the correct timing to ensure that you fit it all in before you have to leave and arrive at work on time. Then, with repetition, they become rituals, providing comfort and become the way to cue your body and mind that it is time to awaken and work.

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