Rituals are a prescribed set of patterns of behaviors. Traditionally, they have been connected to religious, historical and seasonal events or ceremonies. They often involve honoring and adhering to a set of rules and engaging in symbolic activities. In a nutshell, rituals create familiar habits that are honored or valued by those who engage in their practice.
How many times a day do you say things like:
"I should start eating healthier."
"I need to exercise more."
"I am exhausted, but I feel guilty when I take time to rest."
Believe it or not, making these changes has little to do with discipline, however, many people beat themselves up for not being more disciplined when it comes to creating healthy changes in their lives. Creating healthy changes involves listening to yourself and your body in a different way. It involves honoring yourself and doing what's right for you. It involves nurturing yourself rather than willing or forcing yourself to do something that you really don't want to do. There isn't one path to being healthy. Everyone's path is different. What works for one person may not work for another.
Where are you on your path? Have you wandered off of it? Have you tripped and fallen and decided not to get up? Have you turned around and gone back to something more familiar? Have you hit a fork in the road and you're not sure which way to go next? Are you a lone traveler wishing you had some company on your journey? Have you suddenly found yourself in unfamiliar territory without a map? Take a moment to consider where you are and where you'd like to be.
If you want to set out on a health promoting journey of love and nurturance where you gain knowledge, insight and new healthy habits, you'll want to check out my upcoming e-course. The course begins November 11th and the last session gets e-mailed December 16th.
How will you benefit from this course? You'll stop to think about and take care of yourself during a time when you are pulled in a million and one directions and usually put yourself and your needs last. You'll give yourself opportunities to de-stress, renew your energy and your spirit and eat healthier and more mindfully. Click here for more details. You Deserve It!
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