Routines are a natural way to keep all your “to do’s” neat, organized, and achievable. But when you live life by the schedule, it’s easy to go on autopilot.
And before you know it, you’re more focused on getting things done than enjoying the things you do. Instead try turning your mindless routines into mindful rituals.
With the right attitude, you can transform some of those routines into positive daily rituals. These rituals help you to focus, feel motivated, inspired and hep you achieve your goals. According to studies in the Journal of Applied Psychology, rituals also boost self-confidence and help reduce anxiety.
The difference between a routine and a ritual is intention. When we create a ritual, we can do the same set of tasks as with any routine, but we infuse them with a sense of meaning and intention. The effort required is tiny.
So today, pick one of your routines and think about how you can turn it from an autopilot mundane task to a more meaningful experience in your day.