It’s easy to get bogged down by what’s required of us every day. Between personal upkeep, relationships, work, family, and friends, we have a lot on our plates. But what if you could harness the power of each “to-do” and use it to serve your health and well being? Here are four ways to unlock the power of your daily rituals.
1. STARTING SMALL
Starting small and executing every step with care will help establish a cadence in everything you do in life. Our bamboo salt Masters, for example, devote all their time and effort into creating the best and most unique product by making a difference in small things. Each small task is handled with precision and becomes one piece in a beautiful mosaic. For us, finding joy in the small things, the morning air, a cup of coffee or the ray of sunshine should be part of what motivates you to get up each morning. Start small and you can propel yourself to incredible lengths.
2. RELEASING YOURSELF
When you release yourself from unhealthy habits or obsessions, you make space to allow yourself to see the things that matter in life. When you release yourself from fixating on the flaws, you give yourself permission to practice self-acceptance which is vital to longevity. Self-acceptance is one of the most difficult tasks we face in our lives, but learning how to do this and being happy with who you are will be an incredibly rewarding experience.
3. CULTIVATING COMMUNITY
You can’t achieve your goals if you’re in discord with the people around you. Cultivating and maintaining a sense of community will provide you with a strong support system to carry you through life’s most challenging moments.
4. BEING IN THE HERE AND NOW
The ability to be present can turn the mundane into the spectacular. To be in the here and now, it’s important to focus on the present and practice mindfulness every day. Many sumo wrestlers testify that being in the here and now is absolutely necessary in preparing for and fighting in a bout. They claim that immersing themselves in the present helps sustain their state of mind for optimum performance.
Begin with the step that speaks to you the most and then add on another until you become mindful of your daily endeavors. Becoming one with your rituals can have a profound effect on your happiness and longevity. Who could say no to that?