I've had this thought pattern throughout my entire life that goes something like: "I can’t wait to get through all of these challenges and then I can FINALLY start enjoying my life!" Ha! I realize now how silly that sounds now. Life is the obstacles. That’s what makes life interesting.
I realized I was living a life I didn't actually want. Even worse, I felt like I had no way of changing this trajectory I was on, a feeling that made me sick.
For me, ritual is something that you choose to do; it’s intentional and more importantly it’s meaningful. I not only want to perform my morning ritual, I enjoy it, I look forward to it, and I plan around it.
Like many of my recent personal successes, this learning (or series of learnings that turned into habits) originated from a podcast, this one called The Happiness Lab. I had been listening to the