BY ALICIA JANSSEN
What fills your cup?
This can be anything that makes you happy, anything that makes you smile, anything that brings you joy. So there's no right or wrong way to create a ritual, also called a habit, whatever you want to call it. There's no right or wrong way, this is just for you. So a lot of times throughout our day or week in our lives, we pick up on other people's energies, their thoughts, their emotions, and sometimes we take them on as our own. So when you're doing this, it needs to be just for you. So not something that you feel like you ever have to do or feels like a chore. So these are really great opportunities for you to re engage with yourself, reconnect with yourself, it's a really beautiful way to just start to understand yourself as well.
Examples of Self Care Rituals:
- Taking a walk
- Doing yoga
- Going for a swim.
Something I really like to do is I like to make myself a cup of tea in the morning, sit in the front room in the sun and do my gua sha. So that is my little morning ritual, it is just for me, nobody's allowed to interrupt me. It's a way as well to calm your mind and calm your body.
It doesn't necessarily have to be in the morning, either. It can be something as simple as when you're sitting at your desk, you take a few moments to massage your neck, or you know, maybe you're in the sauna, and you take a few moments to really just take some nice deep breaths and use your gua sha in the sauna.
What I love about my ritual is it's just for me, nobody else benefits from it. So it's a little bit selfish, but I think we all should be a little bit more selfish. So I want you to take that on and start to write down some ideas, start to think about those things that bring a smile to your face and create a little five minute 10 minute, hour long ritual, whatever suits you best, and start to incorporate it more into your day to day life.