I’m a firm believer that spiritual rituals are an essential part of any well-rounded self-care routine.
Self-care is giving yourself permission to do what is necessary so that you can feel at home in your body with a healthier emotional and mental perspective. The first step is getting to know what feeds you inside and out, which may take some experimenting.
Whether we feel it in our body, emotions, or mind, the little ways we ritualize our lives matters. Personally, when I fall off track with my rituals, things begin to unravel. My body starts to feel achy, overthinking takes over, and my emotions become a swinging pendulum—which eventually seeps into the energy I bring to life.
Here are some of my favorite simple rituals that can help you put your self-care into practice. They may shift over time, but try to have at least a couple of nonnegotiables so that you always have somewhere to land. In other words, carve out at least 10 minutes for yourself daily.