Having a perfect day all comes down to having certain rituals in place that help to get your day off to the right start and which keep you in the right mindset as the day goes on into the evening when you close your day in just the right way.
Having a routine that I try my best to stick to every morning and night totally helps me to stay focused, stay calm throughout the day and to not feel so upset by the things that happen which can be unsettling and unnerving.
Having a set of daily rituals is a really important aspect of your personal self care. And when you have good self care, it means that your overall quality of life is improved, which means your cup runs full more often. This then means that you are able to give more to those around you, which in turn means you will feel happier, and your days will pan out to absolute perfection.
A guru who I follow, Vishen Lachiani who is the founder of Mindvalley, talked about the importance of having a regular daily ritual when I saw him speak at Awesomenessfest last year.
He truly believes that the environment we surround ourselves with and the circumstances that we create for ourselves have a major influence on how successfully and happily we go through our days and about our lives.
At the conference, Vishen shared his personal tools for being truly happy each and every day. His tips are deceptively simple yet powerful and are part of a 20-minute daily practice that he calls Blisscipline.
In taking charge of how you spend your mornings and evenings, you end up making yourself the highest priority. Getting to the point where you spend 20 mins once a day to practice implementing these Blisscipline rituals is when feeling happiness all day does become second nature. And that to me, is true perfection.
- 1. Meditation and Mindfulness. This is one of the hardest for me to make a daily ritual, but I try to do meditation practice as part of my morning routine every day. I purposefully get up 20 minutes earlier than I need to get ready so I can have this quiet time to myself before the craziness of the day begins. I can recommend the app Omvana for a heaps of guided meditations and ambient music which are great for meditating to.
- 2. Visualisation. Different to meditation, this is where you actually imagine in your mind’s eye the precise details of how you would like you life, or a section of your life, to be. Eventually the Universe will deliver because you are being really clear about what you want, making it easier to deliver (too often we are really wishy-washy so the Universe gets confused!). Effective visualisation involves really focussing on what you want, or a moment you would like to have as though you have it and can perceive it using all your senses.
- 3. Intention Setting. This is where you plan how you want your day to unfold, declaring your day so that you have your own power over reality. I find this step really important for staying focussed and clear on how I spend my time each day. I usually list 3-4 of the most important things I need to do that day, and then I proceed to follow through with them with ease.
- 4. Inspirational Reading. Do some reading every day of inspiring autobiographies or articles that inspire you to think big and go deep. Vishen recommends the Philosopher’s Notes as a great source of material for this daily ritual.
- 5. Practice Gratitude. This could be a morning or an evening task- or both- and could be written or spoken. I like to write down a list every day of all I am grateful for. Yes, there is an app for that too called Gratitude Diary. I also like to share with my husband all the things from the day that we are grateful for as a nice before-asleep-time ritual. Being grateful is powerful stuff that brings even more abundance when practiced regularly.
So what do you think? Could you make these five tasks a part of your daily ritual in order to create the perfect day and life? Do you have other practices that you implement daily that help to bring you to a state of bliss?
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