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Ritual vs. Routine

Is anybody else out there a rusher? I cut corners, speed through tasks and my ego takes a little pride in how quickly I can get a job done.
It turns a chore into a challenge which is fun... until it’s boring and it’s just a chore again.
While strumming through the pages of Whole Beauty at the bookstore, a heading about Ritual vs. Routine jumped out at me. I skimmed through the chapter and was inspired to begin turning my often sped through, mundane daily routines into cherished rituals to care for and check in with myself.
I practiced the exercise of slowing down and being present while doing daily mundane tasks. It brings the present moment into my day in an easy to accomplish manner. I focus on the water against my skin as I hand wash. I focus on the temperature of the water, its change in consistency once it starts to mix with the soap. The smells, the sounds etc.
Then I pat myself on the back, and I feel a bit more grounded as I carry on with my day. It was a task on my list: be m…