There is a quote that I absolutely love and I believe is so important that it hangs over my desk for me to see daily. This quote states “The quality of your rituals determines your success.” Rituals are a huge indicator of your mindset, the life you create each day, and therefore your overall success.
SO, WHAT ARE RITUALS?
Rituals are non-negotiable habits that you intentionally create in service of your higher purpose. Basically, they are a routine of behaviors connecting you to the best parts of yourself that you perform every single day. And, they are powerful.
When you make a decision to change or what I like to call “level up,” this means to improve, grow, or set forth to live to your potential. There will be challenges. Not only will you have to overcome things, but you will actually notice that your situation or life circumstances may even get worse before they get better. I’m not totally sure why this happens, maybe it is the universe testing you, but I do know it has a purpose.
I like to think of it a training. Let’s say for example you were to decide today to become a professional dancer. You wouldn’t just snap your fingers and be there. You would have to practice, face challenges, and things would certainly get worse before they got better. I imagine you would experience pain, frustration, resistance, and a whole slew of obstacles you would need to overcome. I am also guessing you would entertain the thought of giving up on a daily basis. All of this would be necessary though for you to learn the skills needed for you to be a professional dancer.
And I imagine this all sounds familiar, as this is the same when you decide to create a new lifestyle or “level up.” You are facing challenges and overcoming obstacles necessary for you to learn the skills needed for you to live at your potential. Before things start to make sense and have a flow to them, they will get worse, and the thing that will keep you going and get you to where you want to be is your daily rituals.
Just as a dancer will become a professional through her daily practice and routines, you too will create the life you desire through your own daily practice and rituals. This is how you will build and strengthen the new muscles necessary for you to succeed and thrive. This is how you will make your dreams come true.
MY DAILY RITUALS
So, I thought I would share my daily rituals with you and encourage you to create your own. It is important to set yourself up to succeed, so I always suggest to clients that they start with just a couple and then build from there. This will allow you to have small wins every day and gain momentum to create change.
5:20 – Wake up
5:25-5:45 – Write/journal
5:45-6:05 – Meditate/pray/light yoga
6:05-6:10 – Visualization
I would absolutely love to hear about the daily rituals you create and how they serve you. Comment here or in the Break Up to Break Through Facebook group.
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Jennifer Butler is the community leader and audience developer at DivorceForce. She is a writer and life coach who has navigated through her own divorce as well. To find more of her writing head over to www.jennjoycoaching.com or www.instagram.com/jennjoycoaching.