August Rituals: Let's Do This
At the end of May, I posted a blog about my goals for my 31st year of life. It was exciting. It was inspiring. It was the beginning of a new Randi who thrives off of routine and regularity. Who declares their goals to the world and executes them flawlessly, just like everyone we see on internet!
Welp, here we are at August and, while I've been consciously working at them, I have not really posted about them or taken them that seriously. Le sigh...
Change is hard. Especially when you are no spring chicken trying to change the way you've been your whole freakin' life. But it's not impossible. It just doesn't happen overnight. Unless you have super powers. So upwards and onwards, I say!
It reminds me of my 30 While 30 Book List. Anna Karenina really bogged me down last summer. Hard to believe with that riveting 700+ page novel, I know, but it set me back quite a bit. And I wasn't quite in reading groove yet. But I caught up and finished strong!
So I guess you could say that I'm not in the ritual groove yet. But I'm still here chipping away it. Recommitting again and again. And that's all you can do, really.
I've decided to break down my rituals down into four categories. I know it's a lot, but I'm keeping it real simple as to not overwhelm: Morning, Evening, Personal, Business.
And so, without further adieu, here are my rituals for August.
Morning: Journaling practice
Evening: Walk with puppy
Personal: Daily Money Ritual
Business: Stick to Editorial Calendar
I feel real good about these. They are all things that make me pretty happy. I've been getting the nudge to dig back into daily journaling, which is something I really do love. Walking with my sweet and crazy puppy not only calms her down, but it's a great way to end the day, especially in the summer.
The daily money ritual is something I've picked up from my favorite book on money The Art of Money by the lovely Bari Tessler. I'll write more on this later, but I feel like I've done a lot of healing with myself, but the area of money has been swept under the rug and then some. Well, I've been gently sweeping it back out, and it's time to really instill some healthy practices surrounding money. And I know that I'm ready because the thought of it really excites me.
And me posting about my Augusts Rituals is all part of my business ritual for the month! So, gold star for this gal, but you have no idea how many times I've taken the time to create an editorial calendar and then ignored it completely. Let's get another le sigh for that one.
But a very key part in any self care practice is to honor your own expectations and deadlines. Not your boss's or your partner's or anyone else's. YOURS. So this is my way of honoring the structures I've decided to put into place. And that is good news for you because you'll be getting twice the posts on this fair blog.
And that is that. Please feel free to join me in any or all of these rituals. Have some of your own? I'd LOVE to hear about it in the comments.
Ok. Ready? Let's do this.
Take good care.