I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I was all psyched about doing a post for Five Minute Friday, since I’ve been doing such a great job posting every week (sarcasm is one of my gifts 🙂 ) However, this week there is no FMF prompt so I decided to catch you guys up on how I’m doing with the rituals I started back in October. You can click here to read the initial post and then keep reading to see how I’m doing now.
First up is Centering Prayer. I have been going to a Monday night gathering for Centering Prayer and I absolutely love it. But if I’m going to be honest I don’t practice as much outside of that Monday night. It’s not from a lack of desire I just haven’t stuck with it as I thought I would. I initially planned to use it to help me transition from work mode to home mode but here lately that has not been a problem for me. I get into home mode fairly easily because of some exciting projects I’ve started. So I would say for the last probably 3 weeks or so I haven’t practiced Centering Prayer more than that one night a week. This realization actually makes me sad.
I’ve done much better with ending my days with silence and a cup of tea, largely because it has been so cold and nothing feels better on a cold night than a cup of tea. In the interest of mixing things up a bit, I’m not only using Chamomile tea but a few others including Trader Joe’s Well Rested tea. I will admit that I am not having a cup every night but I am most nights so I count this a win.
Probably the thing I have been most consistent in doing is Morning Pages. I have fallen in love with this practice and until Thanksgiving morning I had not missed a single morning since I started. Thanksgiving I got up just in time to run an errand before the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and there was no chance of me missing the parade! I don’t care how much I love doing Morning Pages 🙂 I have uncovered a lot in the pages of my journal and it has helped me in getting thoughts out of my head, which at the moment is a really good thing for me. Most days I stick with the 3 page limit but there have been a few 4 and 5 page days. What can I say? I like talking even when I’m writing 🙂 Morning Pages, it appears, is the one ritual that is really sticking.
So there you have it. I would give myself a solid B minus (-) in my ritual practices so far. Never one to settle for anything less than an A, I shall continue to work on consistency with these. I’m also looking to add a couple of others to the mix.
Your turn! How are you doing with your own personal rituals? If you haven’t shared what they are yet I would love to hear more so please feel to comment below.