I also plan to incorporate a morning cup of herbal tea to my ritual. I love my chocolate mint truffle rooibois tea and can enjoy it fairly quickly in the morning. I took this photo of my kettle boiling because I think it is beautiful and despite the adage that "a watched pot never boils" using the quick boil feature on my frigidaire gallery range I am able to do just that. I can take five minutes to let my tea seep and enjoy the sweet delicate taste of my tea and it kills two birds with one stone, I am both relaxed and ready for the day and it satiates my desire for sweet things.
I am also adding exercise to my ritual. I enjoy exercising with my son so I will wait until the afternoons to exercise- at least for now. That may change but at the moment I am committing myself to exercise. And finally, although I've said this on numerous occasions, I am really going to start utilizing my jacuzzi tub. To be honest I've avoided using it because it is a serious job to clean it. It is the deepest tub I've ever seen, so deep in fact that when I was pregnant I had to get my husband to do the cleaning duty. Unfortunately, no such luck now, he would balk if I so much as whispered "can you clean the tub for me?"
I think the work is worth the reward because the massage jets are so soothing and will be a perfect nightcap for my days. And speaking of nightcaps, I think I am also going to commit to going to bed by 10 or 11 every night. It is my hope that incorporating rituals into my life will help me stay and track and since they are so simple I can even do them when I am away from home. I'll let you know how it goes and in the meantime, I'd love to hear about your rituals. What do you do to take care of yourself?