Rituals reinforce the significance of the simple acts we perform repeatedly. When you make your everyday rituals simple things such as bathing, sleeping and eating meaningful and attractive they nourish other areas of your life. One of the real goals of having rituals is to make sure there is ample time given to making the small things in our lives count.
- Work smarter, not harder. When you feel overwhelmed, take a break from whatever is causing you pressure and attend to some necessary tasks that will please you and bring instant gratification. Organize your desk top drawer then go back with new energy to the bigger tasks.
- When you’re feeling out of sorts and blue pick up a favorite art book and rejuvenate yourself through the beauty of the pictures.
- Spray cologne on a box of stationery and put the top back on. The wonderful scent will be there for you as soon as you open the lid to write a note. The recipient of your letter will enjoy it as well.
- Line the inside of your closet door with art postcards. Use double sided tape so you can peek at the back if you need to check an artist name or the name of the painting. Get dressed with art.
- Mark new seasons with childhood reminiscences. In the Spring fly a kite, in Summer, make a sand castle, in Fall, rake leaves and go hiking, in Winter color go for a walk in newly fallen snow.
- Arrive 15 minutes early for your next appointment and wait calmly. While you’ll show respect for someone else’s time and life, you also have time to compose your thoughts.
- Lift your mood with a new fragrance.
- Take a few moments to be alone several times each day. Concentrate on your breathing. Meditate. You will emerge refreshed.
- Daydreaming can help the brain promote essential cross-circuiting of your creativity. Give your brain a nap, it will work smarter.
- Keep a note book in which to record your child’s words and scenes. Next buy a set of thin wire syllable and long lasting colored pencils. Fill a mug or glass with your favorites, and display them on your writing desk.
- Make your own quotation book. Every time you will be he’d or think of something you want to remember come enter it into your book. Reviewing your “cats you thinking.
- Being organized saves time, enabling you to accomplish more and feel more satisfied with yourself. Keep a careful deep book and weeded out each month.
- Have a special basket for the mail. It looks pretty calmer and it’s fun to bring into the living Room or library, to open at leisure
LBL Pg 12-13 grace notes